16/05/2012 08:20 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Charlize Theron Talks About Life As A Single Mum To Adopted Baby Jackson

Charlize Theron talks about life as a single mum to adopted baby Jackson PA

Charlize Theron has spoken for the first time about juggling life as an Oscar winner with being a new single mum to the baby she adopted.

The superstar mum adopted Jackson after splitting up with her partner of nine years, Stuart Townsend.

She told The Sun: "I've never felt more creative and with more energy but on the tiniest amount of sleep.

"I never knew I needed that little sleep. I always had eight hours and now it's, 'Wow, OK, you can function on just four'.

"But Jackson is great. I've always been very aware of balance and, even before I had a child, my life always takes priority to my work.

"I feel very blessed that I have this job but my job is not my life. I'm really lucky that I get to go and do this but my life is pretty kick-ass and I take real priority in that."

Charlize is considered to be one of the most beautiful women in the world. But the 36-year-old South African reckons she had a terrible time at school because she looked so odd.

"My early childhood was quite devastating. I had no teeth until I was 11," she said.

"I had these fangs because I had jaundice when I was a kid and I was put on so many antibiotics that my teeth rotted. They had to cut them out.

"So I never had milk teeth. That was tough, you know, being in school having photos taken while I was pretending I had teeth. It was hideous."

After a three-year break from the movies, Charlize will be returning to the spotlight in her new film, Snow White And The Huntsman, which had its premiere on Monday.