Charlize Theron: You Don’t Need a Man To Be Powerful (EXCLUSIVE)

There are a number of themes that resonate in Snow White and the Huntsman — hitting theaters June 1 — as Charlize Theron, the evil Queen Ravenna, is pitted against Kristen Stewart, as Snow White.

During interviews at the London premiere on May 14, K-Stew, 22, pointed to one subject matter — female empowerment.

When Celebuzz sat down one-on-one with new mom Theron, 36, we asked her if she felt the same connection as her younger co-star.

“There is something great about two women kind of going at it … that will resonate, I think, with women in today’s society,” Theron told Celebuzz correspondent Taryn Ryder. You can watch the view of the interview, above.

Another theme in the film is that a woman doesn’t need a man to be powerful. Theron’s response to that?

The South African beauty — who adopted a boy named Jackson, as a single parent, in March — told Celebuzz that if you live a life seeking such masculine fulfillment, “you’re probably not going to feel good about yourself.”

She added:

Maybe I’m just really lucky that I was raised by parents who just– I’ve never gone through my life feeling like I was only half a person until I met someone else. I feel that my relationships have been such blessings because I’ve been allowed into someone’s life. They of course make you better and all of that stuff, but I never thought of myself less of a person once I left a relationship.

For more of our in-depth conversation with Theron, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the 2003 film Monster, watch our exclusive video.

Then, watch Celebuzz’s chat with Stewart, who answered a similar question: does society put too much pressure on women needing to be in relationships to be powerful?

Check out her answer in the video below:

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