Theron relies on Dutch courage

Charlize Theron is so nervous about making public speeches, she often relies on alcohol to loosen her up before she steps out.

Charlize Theron is so nervous about making public speeches, she often relies on alcohol to loosen her up before she steps out.

The Oscar-winning actress, who blames a combination of liquor and painkilling medication on her decision to kiss Shirley MacLaine's buttocks at a recent event, admits that she's extremely shy when speaking to large groups of people.

She claims she breaks out in hives before making a speech and is always scared she's going to offend someone or forget to mention somebody.

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