Melbourne, Sept 24 : Charlize Theron has revealed that she was deported from the US at the age of 19, for being 'unpatriotic'.
The South African-born Oscar winner was kicked out of the U.S. after a film about Cuba she produced and financed was considered unpatriotic and damaging to America.
And the incident made her realise she'd have to become a U.S. citizen before she could protest national politics, war or human rights violations on American soil.
"I produced and financed a documentary, called East Of Havana, in Cuba that was considered unpatriotic here in America and I got deported when I was 19," the Daily Telegraph quoted her, as telling told Digital Spy.
Theron became an American citizen last year and is keen to use her status to protest politics, war or human rights violations occurring in the US.
""I didn't want to push my luck (afterwards). I've always been very open about my politics. I waited until I got my American citizenship to protest," she said.
"I've always been very much about causes and I don't hide from that. This is my home now and I'm here to stay," she added.