Charlize: My son thinks I’m a cowboy

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron is convinced her son thinks she is a professional cowboy.

The 38-year-old actress is mother to Jackson, who she adopted in 2012.

Charlize stars in Seth MacFarlane’s new comedic western A Million Ways to Die in the West and marketing for the movie seems to be confusing her two-year-old.

“So I think, I don’t know if [Jackson] understands what I do, but he definitely knows when he sees the billboards for the posters, you know for the movie. He knows that’s me. And he was on the movie [set] when we were shooting so he saw me in the cowboy hat and everything,” Charlize noted during an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Jackson has seen his mother’s face plastered on billboards in the past.

And Charlize laughs at how her imaginative tot managed to create a new occupation for her after witnessing movie promotional material.

“I was driving him to kindergarten two days ago and we were stopping you know just as we were driving he was like ‘Mama, Mama, Mama’, pointing at the posters and there’s the one of all four of us and we were at a light and he said, ‘Mama where’s cowboy hat?’ And I went ‘wow, that’s, that’s big, that’s great’, and then as I look back he has a big grin on his face and he just goes, ‘other lady princess’,” she smiled.

Charlize’s full interview will air on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday.

Her new feature A Million Ways to Die in the West reaches theaters May 30.

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