Things can get pretty scary when life imitates art!
That seems to be what happened on the set Mad Max: Fury Roadbased on Kyle BuchananThe new book of the 2015 film, Blood, Sweat and Chrome: The Wild and True Story of Mad Max: Fury Road. According to New York Times reporter – and basically everyone involved in the production he could talk to – the stars Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy even worse during filming than what was rumored! Things really got to the point where Charlize felt she needed protection during filming!!!
Not only did the two main actors hate each other, but the enmity between them escalated as filming continued. Nicholas Hoult compared the argument between the two to when “adults in front of a car are arguing”. Charlize admits:
“He was right, like the two parents in the front of the car. We were fighting or we were freezing together – I don’t know which was worse – and they had to deal with it in the back. This is terrible! We shouldn’t do that; We should have been better. I can own that. ”
The Oscar Winner continues:
“I don’t want to make excuses for bad behavior, but it was a tough shoot. Now, I have a very clear view of what went down. I don’t think I was that clear when we made the film. I’m in survival mode; I’m really scared. … Because of my own fear, we put up walls to protect ourselves instead of saying to each other, ‘F**k, this is scary for you and it’s scary for me too. Be kind to each other. ‘ We operated, in a strange way, like our characters: Everything was about survival. ”
The 46-year-old recalls “everything that happened between me and Tom” in a pivotal moment of the scene. Other members of the crew remember the day the actors were called at 8 a.m.; Charlize was there and ready to put on a full makeover, but Venom it’s three o’clock late. The first camera assistant Ricky Schamburg muses:
“Whether it was some kind of power play, I don’t know, but it felt intentionally provocative. If you ask me, he definitely knows that it really pisses Charlize off, because she’s so professional and she shows up very early.”
Tom, who is known for being late during the shoot, was walking “accidentally across the desert” at 11 a.m., which angered his co-star, the camera operator. Mark Goellnicht shared:
“She jumped out of the War Truss House, and started cursing him in the face, saying, ‘Fine king c** me hundreds of thousands of dollars for every minute that he kept this crew. ,’ and ‘What a disrespect to who you are!’ She was right. Full rant. She shouted. It was so loud, so windy – he might have heard some of it, but he rushed over to her and went, ‘What did you tell me?’
He is quite aggressive. She really felt threatened, and that was the turning point, because then she said, ‘I want someone to protect.’ She then has a designated producer by her side at all times. ”
Does she really feel like she needs to be protected?! Well, that’s bad.
The Bombshell The star agreed:
“It got to a place where it was a bit out of reach, and there was a feeling that sending a female producer down might balance some of that, because I didn’t feel safe.”
“I put my feet down a bit. [director] George [Miller] then say, ‘Okay, fine, if [producer] Denise [Di Novi] arrive. . . ‘ He was open with that and it gave me a little sigh of relief, because I felt like there was going to be another woman who understood what I was up against. ”
Unfortunately, Denise wasn’t allowed to join Charlize on set, so their registration was limited to the production office. While filming, the veteran actress “still feels quite naked and lonely.” She reflects:
“Looking back at where we are in the world now, given what happened between me and Tom, it would be smart for us to bring in a female producer. You understand the need for a director who wants to protect his set, but when push comes to shove and things get out of hand, you have to be able to think about it in a larger sense. That’s where we can do better, if George trusts that no one will come and follow his vision but just come and help sort out the situations. I think he didn’t want any interference, and there were a couple of weeks in that movie where I didn’t know what was going to come my way, and that’s not necessarily a great thing when you’re in the middle of nowhere. do his job. It’s a bit like walking on thin ice.”
Notably, the tension thawed later in the scene, according to Kennedy Miller Mitchell Films operator Petrina Hull:
“Overall, their sense of relationship mirrors the arcs of the characters, and they have the amazing thing about two people trying to understand each other and conflict and then somehow learn to respect each other. respect each other. That’s what Max and Furiosa come to in the end: It’s a version of love that you can only really care about. It’s not a reliable thing. “
Some crew members, like Gollenicht, excite the intensity of Hardy’s “Method” approach. For his part, Miller felt “disappointed … about the process” and stated that he “would probably be more mindful” if he “had to do it all over again.”
And as for Mad Max himself? Tom confessed:
“In hindsight, I thought very carefully about many aspects. The pressure on both of us was overwhelming at times. What she needs is a better mate, perhaps more experience than mine. It’s something that can’t be faked. I like to think that now that I’m older and uglier, I can rise to that occasion. “
OH. It all ended well as we expected, and despite the harsh conditions, they created an instant classic, an award contender, and a lasting success. But it seems like a really bad experience! However, good for them for being open and honest about it!
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