Charlize Theron Revealed Why She Was Wearing a Thumb Brace on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Charlize Theron was showing her ‘bionic hand’ photo on Twitter, just before appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Charlize Theron thumb brace

The black thumb guard was the first topic of conversation on the show, with the actress joking that she’s now a, ‘professional bowler.’

The 44-year old South Africa native revealed she injured herself while filming her new movie The Old Guard on Monday night.

“This is so stupid. I did an action movie and I tore the ligament off the bone fighting a… oh, that’s cool?” Theron said, as the crowd started to applaud.

When asked if it was a ‘custom glove,’ Theron joked that, ‘common folk have it,’ before describing it a bit.

“It’s like a fabric and they molded it for hours around. It’s hard for girls to put arms through sleeves though,” she said.

The actress has been, ‘walking around with this injury for two months,’ adding she filmed The Old Guard after shooting Fast & Furious 9.

“I’ve been walking around with this injury for two months. I didn’t know it was anything. I was just like toughen up,” she said.

She added that she was told her digit was, ‘basically floating around,’ which lead to her getting the black glove.

Theron was on the show to promote her two new movies, The Addams Family, where she plays Morticia Addams, and Bombshell, where she plays Megyn Kelly.

Bombshell depicts Kelly and the other women at Fox News who blew the whistle on the behavior of Roger Ailes, leading to his downfall.

When asked if Kelly was aware of her portrayal, Theron stated, “No, she’s fully aware of this. It’s interesting when you make a movie like this.”

“You want to be respectful to your sources. I think we decided as a team not to get into the ins and outs,” Theron added, joking that she hopes Kelly won’t be suing.

Growing up in South Africa, Theron didn’t see The Addams Family as a child, but added that she, ‘discovered it later in life.’

When asked if her children, four year old August and seven year old Jackson, knew it was her voicing Morticia Addams, the actress said she thinks so.

“The first animated film was a film called Kubo and the Two Strings and I was hoping they would get it and within two seconds they go, ‘It’s you!'”

Kimmel added he did the same thing with his voice role as the father in The Boss Baby, with Theron adding, “I’m so glad I’m not the only weird parent.”

“The accent is weird and they put it together and they want me to talk like it all the time.”

She added that IMAX put together a screening of The Addams Family for both her kids’ classes, and that Snoop Dogg’s Cousin It stole the show.

“Your mother practiced this accent for three months and that’s your favorite character?” Theron joked.

The Addams Family hits theaters October 11, while Bombshell is slated to hit theaters on Christmas Day.