' The Last Face,' directed by Sean Penn, centers around a love affair between Dr. Miguel Leon (Javier Bardem), who must find a way to keep their relationship alive. Penn directed his then-girlfriend in the intense drama, which centers on a love affair between a relief worker (Theron) in war-torn Liberia and a relief-aid doctor (Javier Bardem)."I really wish this could translate without the bias of the personal relationship — she is a director's dream," Penn told USA TODAY in 2015, when the two were a couple and he had just finished shooting their film. “Sean is absolutely crazy about Charlize,” an insider tells The Post.
I think our friendship stemmed from mutual respect—more on my end, because I really didn't have a body of work 20 years ago, but my love and passion for making films—that was our common ground." "The marriage thing is always so strange to me," Theron, who was previously in a nine-year relationship with actor Stuart Townsend, continued. A source tells Page Six that Penn, 56, had been quietly dating a woman since the spring, and she believed that she and the star were in an exclusive relationship — until she saw the steamy shots of Penn and George smooching in the Pacific.A pal of the scorned lover — who is said to be “heartbroken” by the development and doesn’t want to be named — was in the midst of planning a visit to Ireland to see the actor on the set of his next movie, “The Professor and the Madman.” Throughout their relationship, “it was calls, flowers, dinners, having her over to his house,” said our source.Late last moth, Sean stepped out to support pal Leonardo Di Caprio at his foundation event in St. So I don't want to be around them at six o'clock in the morning with make-up and bells on.When she came back to the house a second time, someone called police and the 51-year-old woman was arrested for felony stalking.