Melbourne, July 28 : Actress Charlize Theron says that she wants to lead her life as a good-natured person, and not be a pin-up.
"I don't think I want to be a pin-up for anything. The people who inspire me are the ones who just live life and live it in a way that's good natured. Do unto others what you want done unto yourself," the Daily Telegraph quoted her as saying.
"Enjoy life, travel, adventure. Enjoy. I try to just live my life in as good and authentic a way as possible. And I just wish people would write about that and the matter-of-fact way that that is, rather than: 'On a summer's day, her mother shot her father,'" she added.
She further said: "I live my life the way I want to. I have chosen this life. I want to be able to go to sleep at night and feel that I'm not haunted and I'm happy, and that I enjoy my friends and my love, and that if this is all gone tomorrow, that it was good."
While Theron's beauty and way of talking has the sort of charisma that works both on men and women, she does not believe in charmed lives.
"I don't believe in charmed lives. I think that tragedy is part of the lesson. You learn to lift yourself up, to pick yourself up and to move on," she said.