Charlize Theron Does All Her Own Stunts In 'Atomic Blonde' Because She's A Bonafide Badass

The 41-year-old has shown off her martial arts skills and let's just say, you wouldn't want to meet her in a dark alley

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She might have thought she was dying while gaining weight for her up-coming film Tully, but it looks like actress Charlize Theron wasn't taking death lightly in her latest blockbuster, Atomic Blonde, if this behind-the-scenes footage of her playing spy Lorraine Broughton is anything to go by.

Earlier this week, the film's Twitter account posted the Oscar-Winner showing off her impressive combat skills in a candid video of her fighting stuntmen, and it sounds like we're not the only ones to be impressed with the 41-year-old's athletic stamina.

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David Leitch reveals in the clip: 'She's in the top one percentile of actors to do their own action. She's f*cking badass.

'I had incredible teachers who were incredibly patient with me. It was really intense,' Theron added.

"If you've been waiting for the female 007, she's here." - ScreenCrush #AtomicBlonde - in theaters July 28.

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'These stunt guys took so many hits. I had to buy a lot of alcohol to be forgiven but there were no injuries,' she added.

Er, have you seen yourself flipping that stuntman, Charlize? Surely that's got to hurt.

Unsurprisingly, Twitter was also in awe of the South African's martial arts skills.

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Atomic blonde indeed.

Atomic Blonde will be released in UK cinemas on 11 August.

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