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“I was scared out of my mind”: Chris Hemsworth Got Extremely Insecure While Filming Furiosa With George Miller, Was Convinced He Was Surely Going to Ruin Mad Max Franchise

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Chris Hemsworth has become the established household name that people often associate with upcoming and/or previous blockbuster films in the industry, and rightfully so. From being part of the first-ever superheroes of the MCU, being one of the six OG Avengers, to now being one of the last 2 remaining Avengers in the MCU. It’s no stretch to say that even after playing the role of the Norse God of Thunder and many more successful films beyond those of Marvel Studios, he is always looking for new challenges to overcome.

Director Taika Waititi (left) as Korg along with Chris Hemsworth (right).
Director Taika Waititi along with Chris Hemsworth.

But sometimes, even the best may not be sure of themselves when doing something, especially when they don’t clearly understand what they are doing.

In the latest episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Chris Hemsworth confessed that he was scared while he was playing his role in the upcoming prequel of Mad Max: Fury Road, where he got so insecure that he thought the whole project would come crashing down because of him.

Chris Hemsworth Was Insecure Of His Performance In Furiosa

When you hear the name Chris Hemsworth in the wild, your mind automatically directs your thoughts to an image of an absolutely stunning man with big muscles and a handsome face, along with a still of some of his performances that you might’ve seen in films. But what you don’t imagine is someone who is unsure of what he’s doing, because let’s face it, all the roles that he has done over the years are near perfect.

Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron in Mad Max Fury Road
Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron in Mad Max Fury Road

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Sometimes though, even the best doubt themselves, and this time, the reason for doubt in Hemsworth’s mind was because of his role as the lead antagonist in the upcoming prequel film of Mad Max: Fury Road, named Furiosa after Charlize Theron‘s character of the same name. He revealed the fact that when he was shooting for the film, it was hard for him to wrap his head around the character that he was assigned to play. On the Happy Sad Confused Podcast, he said:

“I just finished shooting ‘Furiosa’ with George Miller, it’s part of the ‘Mad Max’ saga, and often I get a script and I know from the first read, the second read, I know who the character is. I get an instant sort of visceral kind of feeling attached to it – ‘Okay, I got it.’ This I had read two years before I started shooting and was in awe of the script. It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever read, I love George Miller, but I didn’t know who this character was. We did about four weeks of rehearsals and we started digging in and diving into it, and things started coming to me. And about 2 weeks prior to shooting, something clicked. I went, ‘Oh, I think I know who it is and that’s how he moves.’”

Most audiences who are fans of the Mad Max Saga would empathize with Hemsworth when he says it, as this is always the case with actors who get their hands on the film’s script. The sheer craziness and outlandish characters of the franchise are sometimes too much to wrap our heads around on.

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What To Expect From Mad Max: Furiosa?

Mad Max: Furiosa Rumored To Give Chris Hemsworth a Role So Gritty it Could Make Thor Look Like a Cakewalk
Mad Max: Furiosa Rumored To Give Chris Hemsworth a Role So Gritty it Could Make Thor Look Like a Cakewalk

After a long and arduous wait of almost three decades, George Miller brought back the fourth installment of the Mad Max series. Mad Max: Fury Road introduced Tom Hardy as the crazy Max in this film, along with Theron as Furiosa, who had a major role in the film’s narrative. Now, Miller wants to explore the past with a younger version of Furiosa and her journey till she met Max in Fury Road. Chris Hemsworth has been confirmed to be playing the role of the antagonist in the upcoming prequel, while no other official information is revealed as of yet.

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Mad Max: Furiosa, in cinemas on 24th May 2024.

Source: Collider

Written by Deepak Bisht

Through The Paths Of This World, Trying To Find Something That Makes Me Feel Like Me On A Friday Night Listening To Country Roads, Take Me Home For The Rest Of My Life.