Chris Hemsworth has tackled plenty of blockbusters throughout his career, including Star Trek, Thor, Men in Black: International, Ghostbusters, and more, but we haven’t seen the project he’s the most proud of. Chris Hemsworth told GQ that Furiosa, the upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road prequel, has been the best experience of his career.
“I came into that film exhausted. I thought, ‘How am I going to get through this?’” Chris Hemsworth said. “Week one of rehearsals with [Miller], all of a sudden it was this reigniting of my creative energy.” The actor said the production of Furiosa was “by far the best experience of my career, and something I feel the most proud of. It made me think, the work isn’t what’s exhausting it’s what kind of work it is, and how invested I am in it and if it is challenging in the right way.” Hemsworth called director George Miller “masterful” and added, “I’m on the hunt for more George Millers. Or more of George Miller. If he’ll have me.“
Chris Hemsworth plays biker warlord Dementus in Furiosa, and George Miller was full of praise for the actor. “Always prepared, no matter how difficult the scene, always working really hard,” Miller said. “There’s no distractions, very focused. He’ll do everything that is needed to get the film made as well as it possibly can. He’ll work with other actors, even in smaller parts, and bond with them. If there’s any issues, and productions can sometimes be fraught, he’s the one who by example is able to calm thing. We all know people, on both sides of the camera, who seem to unravel the more power and fame they get, and Chris is the antithesis of that.” Considering how difficult the production of Mad Mad: Fury Road was, with rumblings of frequent clashes between Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron on set, it’s nice to know that the prequel went a little smoother.
“As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus,” reads the Furiosa synopsis. “Sweeping through the Wasteland they come across the Citadel presided over by the Immortan Joe. While the two Tyrants war for dominance, Furiosa must survive many trials as she puts together the means to find her way home.” Furiosa is expected to hit theaters on May 24, 2024.