Because both Charlize and her mother are "very strong personalities," they often agree to disagree. "We have great conversation, I like to call it—not fights," Charlize explains. "The great thing that she really encouraged when I was young was to think for myself."
What does Gerda think of her movie star daughter? "Of course you have to be proud of your child. They don't all have to be movie stars. I just have a daughter that is a movie star. But to me, she's just my daughter. I love her work. I'm very proud of her."