Chris Hemsworth Calls Filming For Mad Max Prequel Furiosa The ‘Biggest Pinch-Myself Moment’
Chris Hemsworth is pretty excited for Furiosa, which is a prequel to the 2015 film Mad Max: Fury Road. During a recent press conference, the actor expressed that filming the movie was his “biggest pinch-myself moment.” According to People Magazine, the film will be shot in Hemsworth’s native land Australia. Anya Taylor-Joy will also be a part of the film where the audience will get to see her in the role that was played by Charlize Theron earlier.
“It really is, out of everything I have done, the biggest pinch-myself moment, because I have grown up watching it and it’s so iconic. It is a huge honour. A lot of pressure, but exciting pressure that is certainly motivating” said the actor. According to the press conference with New South Wales state Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Furiosa is the biggest film to be ever shot in Australia.
Taylor-Joy has been roped in to play Theron’s role because the director of the film, George Miller, did not want to use de-ageing technology for the role. “It is difficult to put into words, I feel so humbled and grateful. The first thing that went through my head when I found out I was going to do it was, I am so excited to work so hard. I am going to work so hard at this,” said Taylor-Joy about the movie and working with Miller.
She went on to talk about stepping in Theron’s shoes and said, “I fell in love with Furiosa, the way that Charlize presented her. She did such an incredible job and it was so beautiful and I cannot even think about trying to step into her shoes. It has to be something different because it just can’t be done.”
“The level of commitment by those that have come before me, I endeavour to match that. That makes me really excited. Charlize is unbelievable. I have so much respect for the originators of this crazy world,” she concluded.