05/04/2012 09:20 BST | Updated 05/06/2012 06:12 BST

Charlize Theron Talks Adopting Her Son, Jackson, Apartheid, Kate Moss Models And Exercise In 'Vogue'

Charlize Theron graces the cover of next month's Vogue magazine, on sale from Monday 9 April.

On the cover and in the pages, the Oscar-winner looks suitably old-school-Hollywood, despite her protestations that she doesn't share the model looks of Kate Moss and Co - yeah, right.

In the interview, she is surprisingly forthcoming about the recent adoption of her little boy Jackson, motherhood, apartheid of her childhood in South Africa and what it takes to stay in her 'un-model-like' form. Here are some titbits...

On her recent adoption:

"I've always been very honest in saying I wanted a family. I've always known I wanted a family. I don't think my mom could wait any more!... [Jackson is] incredible, the greatest gift... [He is] the coolest kid ever."

On the kind of mother she wants to be:

"[I hope] to be like my mom. Fair, tough, loving and supportive. My mom has made it possible for me to be who I am. Our family is everything. Her greatest skill was encouraging me to find my own person and own independence."

On her own childhood:

"I grew up in Apartheid South Africa. It wasn't right and we knew it, but that is how it was."

On her teenage modelling career:

"I was too tall, too big, too late for the supermodel look of the Eighties. Kate Moss and all the tiny, grungy girls had just become fashionable, and I didn't fit the bill."

On her lifestyle:

"I'm sure there are women who never have to worry about what they eat. But I do. I exercise a lot, and I hike a lot. My mom and I hike at least three times a week."

The full interview with Charlize Theron is in the May issue of Vogue, on sale from 9 April.