Tom Hardy doesn’t say much in “Mad Max: Fury Road,” but according to most rumors flying around, the actor had plenty to talk about when the cameras weren’t rolling. He reportedly clashed with co-star Charlize Theron — which both actors have played down, though it’s notable that Theron has already said she’s reluctant to do another movie — and now it seems he made things a bit difficult for director George Miller, too.
With the movie melting faces today at the Cannes Film Festival, Hardy used the press conference following the screening of the film to humbly apologize to his director. “For seven months, I think the most complicated or most frustrating thing was trying to know what George wanted me to do at any given minute so I could fully transmute his vision,” he said (via Indiewire).
“Because he’s orchestrating such a huge vehicle, literally, in so many departments, because all the vehicles are moving and the whole movie is just motion, I have to apologize to you [looking at Miller] because I got frustrated. There was no way that George could have explained what he could see in the sand when we were out there… I knew he was brilliant, but I didn’t quite know how brilliant.”
It’s perfect timing for the duo to bury the hatchet, with the movie expected to explode at the box office this weekend. And believe me, this is a movie that demands to be seen on as big a screen as possible, so buy your ticket, and cross your fingers that Miller, Hardy and even Theron have a few drinks, put whatever difficulties they had behind them, and make another. Check out the full press conference below, plus a new ‘Fury Road’ featurette.