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Charlize Theron to play the one armed woman in Mad Max: Fury Road

10.05.2010

Turns out Charlize Theron will be a one armed warrior for MAD MAX: FURY ROAD.

Found in a tidbit via an Austrlian ABC affiliate (also via Cinema Blend), Annabelle Williams who is a 22-year old in the world of competitive swimming dropped some knowledge of her Hollywood debut.

Last December, Williams got a call from the producers of the film looking for a blonde woman with one arm to be a stunt double. Williams left arm ends right below the elbow. The moment went a little like this according to the swimmer, "I got a phone call from one of the people at [the production company] and they said it's got a $200 million budget. My mum was sitting there and we were just like 'What?' Then they said that the lead actress was Charlize Theron and I nearly died. And then I thought to myself the resemblance (between Theron and myself) is striking." There's only one exception, "Not at all. And she's about a foot taller than me."

She added that no CGI will be involved, "They are going to film me from a very long distance for the fighting so that they don't have to CGI out her arm. I will be her, but just not [in] the face." Williams was assessed by a stunt man for James Bond to make sure she was ready for the role. After she was deemed worthy, she was then sent to learn the martial art Muay Thai, "I've been training for about six months with a guy who was in the SAS and trains the military and things. It's actually quite confronting to have someone launch at you with the intent to hurt you."

Extra Tidbit: Tom Hardy and Theron kicking ass with one arm. Excellent.

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4:22AM on 10/06/2010
I remember all the hate "Daniel Craig" received when he was chosen to be the next James Bond. Many members on joblo boards freaked out and said Pierce Brosnan should never be replaced. It did not take them long to change there minds after Casino Royale was released. The same thing will likely occur here. From watching Tom Hardy in movies such as "Bronsan" and "Inception", he'll have no problem being Mad Max or a spawn of him.
I remember all the hate "Daniel Craig" received when he was chosen to be the next James Bond. Many members on joblo boards freaked out and said Pierce Brosnan should never be replaced. It did not take them long to change there minds after Casino Royale was released. The same thing will likely occur here. From watching Tom Hardy in movies such as "Bronsan" and "Inception", he'll have no problem being Mad Max or a spawn of him.
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8:59PM on 10/05/2010
As much as I like Tom Hardy, they should have gotten Gibson to reprise the role again. If Ford can do it, why can't Gibson?
As much as I like Tom Hardy, they should have gotten Gibson to reprise the role again. If Ford can do it, why can't Gibson?
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12:19AM on 10/06/2010
Problem is, Ford CAN'T do it. He barely got through Indy 4.
Problem is, Ford CAN'T do it. He barely got through Indy 4.
5:56AM on 10/06/2010
Nah, CRYSTAL SKULL had many, many problems but Harrison Ford wasn't one of them. Sometimes an actor and a role become synonymous with each other. As Solo said, Tom Hardy is fantastic... but Mel Gibson is Mad Max.
Nah, CRYSTAL SKULL had many, many problems but Harrison Ford wasn't one of them. Sometimes an actor and a role become synonymous with each other. As Solo said, Tom Hardy is fantastic... but Mel Gibson is Mad Max.
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5:43PM on 10/05/2010
Reindeer Games, Devil's Advocate, Mighty Joe Young. Yeah ok, maybe I'll see this movie. Aeon Flux - oh wait...
Reindeer Games, Devil's Advocate, Mighty Joe Young. Yeah ok, maybe I'll see this movie. Aeon Flux - oh wait...
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5:14PM on 10/05/2010
No Mel Gibson = No me.
No Mel Gibson = No me.
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8:10PM on 10/05/2010
Mel Gibson = No me.
Mel Gibson = No me.
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