Charlize Theron has been an exceptional actress and can perfect any role that becomes hers. One such role being her character in Mad Max: Fury Road. A prequel for the film series, Furiosa is also in the works, although without Theron. Instead, Anya Taylor-Joy will be taking on the role of a younger version of the character.
Even though the actress is a bit disappointed as to not being asked to play the role again, however, she understands as to why George Miller would choose to make such a decision and is highly excited to see Taylor-Joy take up the role she adores so much.
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Charlize Theron Understands George Miller’s Decisions And Why Anya Taylor-Joy Would Want To Make The Role Her Own
Anya Taylor-Joy will be playing the titular role for Mad Max: Fury Road spin-off; Furiosa. As she prepares for the role, one peculiar thing that surfaced was that the actress did not consult Charlize Theron to understand more of the role.
“It’s always tricky. Who wants to pick up the phone and say, like, ‘Hey, we’re going to go do this without you.’ No one wants to do that. So, I totally get that. And I love George. I know I’ll talk to him again. I think it was just too hard.”
Theron completely understands the situation and can relate as to why Taylor-Joy would refrain from approaching her. She stated that she is far from mad and is more than excited to see what Miller has planned for the prequel. She also said that she would have done a similar thing had she been in Anya Taylor-Joy’s shoes. Although she loved working in the role, she has no grudges against the two as to the decisions they chose to make.
Furiosa; The Mad Max Prequel That Fans Have Been Awaiting
Due to Furiosa being based much earlier than its predecessor, Charlize Theron, although being George Miller’s first choice, was chosen not to play the role and instead pick a younger actress, Anya Taylor-Joy, to take over.
The cast of the movie includes Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth and the rugged filming has been an experience for them that they enjoyed thoroughly. Theron even stated that the shooting for Mad Max: Fury Road had been so long that she would never want to experience that again. She claimed that she does not doubt that the shooting for the prequel would have been just as enduring.
Furiosa will be available to watch in theatres from 24th May 2024.