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Charlize Theron details meeting Jane Goodall, kissing a chimpanzee on 'Kimmel'

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Charlize Theron details meeting Jane Goodall, kissing a chimpanzee on 'Kimmel'
Charlize Theron described what it was like to meet Jane Goodall in the Congo on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." File Photo by Chris Chew/UPI | License Photo

Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Charlize Theron discussed meeting Jane Goodall in the Congo and her experience with the primatologist and anthropologist while appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The actress, who hails from South Africa, met Goodall as part of the Iconoclasts series in 2010.

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"Jane was the no-brainer for me because of the work that she does in Africa and as a young African girl she was somebody that I always looked up to," Theron told Kimmel on Thursday before explaining how she doesn't think Goodall has seen any of her movies.

"This is a woman who now in her 80s is still traveling 300 days out of the year you know to help save this environment of ours. It's incredible the work that she does. She doesn't have time to watch Atomic Blonde," Theron continued.

Theron said Goodall requested that she bring whiskey and offered to cook for the chimpanzee expert. Theron wanted to impress Goodall by making pasta but she accidentally put out the camp fire they were using for light.

"Fire is very valuable when you're in the bush and she was not impressed," Theron said about the accident.

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"We ended up drinking whisky and eating way overcooked pasta until like 3 a.m. and she's just an incredible storyteller," she continued.

Theron also got to interact with the chimpanzees and mentioned how they will urinate on guests. Kimmel additionally displayed a photo of Theron kissing a chimpanzee on the lips.

"I have heard of people's faces being eaten alive. I'm a little apprehensive in that photo," she said.

Theron voices Morticia is animated sequel The Addams Family 2, which is available now in theaters and through video-on-demand services.

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