Charlize Theron talks Mad Max: Fury Road, teases her character

Oh, Ms. Theron, you spoil us. First, you brought us the long-awaited news that MAD MAX: FURY ROAD would finally start filming soon and now you give us even more info on the much anticipated project from George Miller. Here's what the actress, whom you'll soon get to see in Ridley Scott's PROMETHEUS, told ScreenRant...

...on the production finally taking off:

"I leave in like two and a half weeks and we start shooting I think around mid-July in Namibia. I’m f**king dying, too, it’s been three years. It’s time to skin this cat already, so yeah, I’m very excited about it."

...on what appeals to her in the project:

"I feel like the original ‘Mad Max’ created such a vivid world, that to go back and re-imagine it and kind of replay in that sandbox sounds like fun to me. George (Miller, the director of the film) really created a female character that I’ve never read anything like. I mean, I’m scared shitless."

...on her character in the film:

"I think for me originally when they were like, ‘Oh, ‘Mad Max.’’ I was like, ‘Uh, I’m not going to play the f**king girl for ‘Mad Max.’’ Then I read it and I was like, ‘Oh, ‘Mad Max.’ I feel sorry for you.’ (Laughs) That rarely happens. It’s just really, it’s two great characters. It’s not the original ‘Mad Max.’ It’s the revamped ‘Mad Max.’ It’s Tom Hardy, who’s incredible. So, the whole thing is just exciting, very, very exciting."

...on whether she thinks it'll be an R or a PG-13:

"I can’t say. I mean, ultimately it’s going to be up to George Miller, but it feels like…  Yeah, yeah, there’s some bad-ass violence in it. I mean, if we do what the script is, I don’t know how you can do, but then I feel like PG-13 is pushing a little bit, too, which is good. It feels like—I don’t know. I remember being like, young and watching ‘Alien’ and loving it."

Well, apart from another slight delay (nothing new for this one), things are looking mighty promising. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for it to all work out this time... and also for a suitably hard R rating.

Extra Tidbit: It seems a bit early to talk ratings, but would a PG-13 MAD MAX make sense to you?
Source: ScreenRant



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