One our most eagerly awaited films of the month, if not the entire summer, is “Mad Max: Fury Road,” and in just a couple of weeks it’ll bring the business to the Cannes Film Festival and to theaters nationwide. And if all goes well, you can bet there will be more. George Miller has already said he’s got scripts written for followup films, and Tom Hardyrecently revealed he’s attached to three more ‘Mad Max’ entries. But what about his co-star Charlize Theron, who early reports suggested didn’t get along too well with Hardy on set (the actor has downplayed that chatter)? Well, it appears she’s in no rush to return, particularly given that some days the shoot was operating on a high wire.
“There were times when I was like, ‘George! What are we doing?!’ Theron told Entertainment Weekly (print edition). “We would show up with no scene numbers — we couldn’t even have a call sheet. And you look around and go, ‘What the fuck is going on?!’
But eventually the shoot would get moving and the actress admits, “you look at George and go, ‘All right. That was awesome.’ ” And she enjoyed the world Miller created, particularly when it came to the female characters. “What runs loudly for me is the importance that women have in this world of survival,” Theron said. “I was very happy to be a girl with boobies and to be part of that.”
Still, she’s hesitant about doing more. “There’s no part of me that’s like, ‘No fucking way will I ever do that [again].’ But this movie was made, for George, for all the right reasons. Unless that happens again, I wouldn’t trust the process.”
But let’s not get hung up on sequels — “Mad Max: Fury Road” has yet to arrive, and we’re prepared to be blown away on May 15th.