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Why Charlize Theron Thanked Her Dentists At The Atomic Blonde Premiere

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Atomic Blonde hits theaters this weekend, and recently the movie celebrated its big U.S. premiere ahead of the film's theatrical release. While at the premiere Charlize Theron took a moment to thank her dentists---all three of 'em---for their hard work. And if you've been keeping tabs on Charlize Theron and Atomic Blonde at all, you may already know that the tribute is very fitting. Here's what the actress said at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on Monday night.

I just wanna take a quick moment to thank my (three) dentists. I don't even know if they're here, but I just want to say thank you.

So, why thank her dentists? It's because they had to do a lot of work on Charlize Theron's mouth during the filming of Atomic Blonde, an action-oriented film that caused a lot of pain for the actress, when, in a twist of fate, she totally cracked a couple of her teeth while training for the film. What followed were months of intense dealings with her dentists, and as recently as four months ago, she was still undergoing surgery to fix the teeth that she had damaged.

The lesson to be learned from this is that you should never clench your teeth while fighting, as the actress has been very open that her arm strength wasn't strong enough and those two things combined caused an intense injury during her first month of training. She also--graphically--had to deal with having multiple root canals and eventually opted to just cut one of the teeth out. Screws and more surgeries were involved and it sounds like she eventually got an implant for the missing tooth. So, the least she could do was thank her dentists for all the time and work they put in (via USA Today (opens in new tab)).

Still, from what we've seen the end result looks brutal but phenomenal. Charlize Theron just wails on multiple people in the various trailers for Atomic Blonde and at one point she even manages to brutally beat someone with her stiletto. She may have dealt with a lot of pain in order to make the role look good, but the ends look to justify the means, here. You can take a look at the trailer for the movie, below.

Atomic Blonde is out this weekend, on July 28. To take a look at what other movies are still hitting theaters this summer, take a look at our summer movie premiere schedule.

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