Charlize described her childhood:
"I wore really nerdy glasses because I was blind as could be and the boys didn't like [me]. ... I didn't have any boyfriends, but lots of crushes. ... I wasn't in the popular crowd. There was a really popular girl at school and I was obsessed with her. ... I was in tears one day because I couldn't sit next to her. ... I actually got a lot of the mean-girl stuff from the ages of 7 to 12. I was pretty much a mess in primary school. But I got that out of my system by the time I got to high school and was more immune to all of that stuff".