Charlize Theron celebrates as the Old Guard breaks Netflix records


Charlize Theron was in a festive mood – and ready for an epic hangover – as her Netflix movie The Old Guard broke records.The 44-year-old South African actress wowed viewers with her ax-swinging character Andromache of Scythia in the comic book-inspired action movie.

Led by Love & Basketball director Gina Prince-Bythewood, 51, The Old Guard follows a gang of immortal mercenaries who are hunted down by a pharmaceutical company that wants to reveal the secrets of their eternal youth.

The film won over audiences and critics alike, and broke Netflix-set records as millions of people around the world logged on to stream the two-hour film – all while helping to bridge the diversity gap behind the camera.

Charlize Theron is ready to celebrate the success of her latest Netflix film

On Twitter Friday, Netflix wrote: “The Old Guard is breaking records!

“Charlize Theron’s blockbuster is already one of the 10 most popular Netflix movies of all time – and Gina Prince-Bythewood is the first black female director on the list.

“The film is currently on track to reach 72 million households in its first 4 weeks!”

The star plays Andromache of Scythia in the action film The Old Guard

The news was a thrill for Charlize who went on Twitter to react with a series of celebratory emojis.

She also reported that she would wear multiple hits to success as she shared a meme of herself by drinking a bottle of vodka with the caption “Friday night” next to a photo of her character lying dead and covered blood with the caption “Monday Morning”.

She captioned the meme, “I feel this.”

Meanwhile, director Gina also expressed her gratitude for this success.

She tweeted: “Gobsmacked (filmed in the UK for 9½ months). Thanks so much for watching, reviewing, and digging Andy & Nile & Booker & Joe & Nicky (and) Quynh as much as I did. ”

The film – which released on Netflix on July 10 – ends on a cliffhanger, but a sequel has yet to be officially announced.


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