Charlize Theron says daughter Jackson felt 'hurt' by being called the 'wrong pronoun'

Charlize Theron will always be there to support her kids.

In a new interview with Pride Source, the Bombshell star admits she's always learning when it comes to parenting, including what pronouns to use for her 8-year-old daughter, Jackson.

"My daughter's story is really her story, and one day, if she chooses, she'll tell her story,” Theron shares. "I feel like as her mother, for me, it was important to let the world know that I would appreciate it if they would use the right pronouns for her."

"It became harder for us the older she got that people were still writing about her in the wrong pronouns, and also I was still talking about her in the press using the wrong pronoun," she continues. "It really hurt her feelings. I don’t want to be that mom, and that was really why I said what I said a while back."

Theron seems to be referring to an interview she did back in April with the DailyMail, in which she revealed that when Jackson was 3 years old, she told her, “I am not a boy!”

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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Charlize Theron, Sean Pennn and Jackson Theron (2nd R) is seen at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc day 3 of the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2015 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Danny Martindale/GC Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Charlize Theron, Sean Pennn and Jackson Theron (2ndR) is seen at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc day 3 of the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2015 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Danny Martindale/GC Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: Actress Charlize Theron and her son Jackson arrive at the Nice airport ahead the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2015 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images,)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: Actress Charlize Theron and her son Jackson arrive at the Nice airport ahead the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2015 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images,)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: Actress Charlize Theron and her son Jackson arrive at the Nice airport ahead the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2015 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images,)
NEW YORK - MAY 11: Charlize Theron and son Jackson get dinner at the Polo Bar on MAY 11, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 11: Charlize Theron and her son Jackson Theron are seen having dinner at The Polo Bar on May 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Alessio Botticelli/GC Images)
CENTURY CITY, CA - APRIL 18: Charlize Theron, Jackson Theron and Sean Penn attend the generationOn West Coast Block Party on April 18, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
CENTURY CITY, CA - APRIL 18: Charlize Theron, Jackson Theron and Sean Penn attends the generationOn West Coast Block Party on April 18, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
CENTURY CITY, CA - APRIL 18: Charlize Theron and Jackson Theron attend the generationOn West Coast Block Party held at Fox Studio Lot on April 18, 2015 in Century City, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
CENTURY CITY, CA - APRIL 18: Charlize Theron, Jackson Theron and Sean Penn attend the generationOn West Coast Block Party on April 18, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
CENTURY CITY, CA - APRIL 18: Charlize Theron, Jackson Theron and Sean Penn attend the generationOn West Coast Block Party on April 18, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 13: Charlize Theron and her son Jackson Theron sighting on January 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GONZALO/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 24: Charlize Theron is seen with her son Jackson Theron on March 24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Stickman/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 24: Charlize Theron is seen with her son Jackson Theron on March 24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Stickman/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 16: Charlize Theron and her son Jackson Theron are seen arriving at Logan International Airport on March 16, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Stickman/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 02: Charlize Theron is seen with her son Jackson Theron and mother Gerda Maritz on March 02, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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"I haven’t really talked about it ever since, again, because outside of just asking that respectfully of the press — and the world, hopefully — the rest is really private and it’s her story," she says. "And it’s really up to her to decide if she wants to share that."

In another part of the interview with Pride Source, Theron is asked whether her experience as a mom affects the LGBTQ+ characters she chooses to play onscreen. 

"Well, this is all pretty new for us," the 44-year-old actress, who's also mom to 4-year-old daughter August, says. "So it hasn’t really kind of come into question. I don't really necessarily know if it will."

Back in September, ET caught up with Theron at a press junket for the The Addams Family movie, where she opened up about how her own family is similar.

"I've always been intrigued and encouraging of us kind of re-looking at what we think that image of a family should look like, right?" explained Theron, who voices Morticia Addams. "This is such a classic, long-term, endearing family that we've known since the 60s and really what they've always stood for is that yes, we're weird, we're different, and we don't look like everything else or everybody else out there and that's what makes us -- that's what we bring to the table."

"I just think it's so timely to tell that story," she added. "And to be able to be a part of something like that with two small children, it's really nice."

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