The co-star of the successful Mad Max: Fury Road has explained that during the filming of the film there were many cases of hypothermia.
Mad Max: Fury Road was released in 2015 and we continue to discover secrets of its filming process. With a prequel in the works starring Anya Taylor-Joy set for a 2024 release with George Miller reprising the directing role, Charlize Theron has now revealed a movie secret that may catch many off guard. Although the film takes place mostly in a vast desert, which suggests that it will be hot to death, the truth is that many members of the crew suffered from hypothermia due to the cold on set. This is how the actress herself told it in a talk for the Smartless podcast.
The filming of Mad Max: Fury Road was very cold and there were cases of hypothermia
“It was actually cold, it was very cold,” Theron began by explaining. “It looks hot, yes, but it was freezing. We had a lot of cases of hypothermia. Especially the young girls who only wear bandages. Many of them suffered from hypothermia. I was freezing just because when you don’t have hair on your head, you forget that it is a tool of heat,” he continues. Mad Max: Fury Road is quite a light show with some very handcrafted special effects that are combined with some gigantic explosions, but between takes of that there were artists peeling from the cold. If we add to this the problems that the actress had with Tom Hardy, we may be facing a somewhat hellish project for her.
“The most important thing, and what drove the whole production, was fear. I was incredibly scared, because I had never done anything like this. I think the most difficult thing between George and I is that he had the movie in his head and he was very desperate. for understanding it”, commented the actress about the filming process. Charlize Theron will hand over the baton to the aforementioned Anya Taylor-Joy in the Furiosa movie, which, as we said, will still take a couple of years to be released. “Furiosa has been the most life-changing experience I’ve ever had, working with very talented artists. I really felt like I grew a lot as an actress, but yeah, it’s been kind of wild. It’s been a one-of-a-kind project,” she says. Taylor-Joy in an interview.