Anya Taylor-Joy teases Furiosa by suggesting she can do a “juicy 180 in a truck”
Anya Taylor-Joy is promoting her next film, The Menu, with Nicholas Hoult, and the prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road, Furiosa, in which she plays the younger version of Charlize Theron’s instantly recognizable wasteland trucker.
That means we can talk about Mad Max again, regardless of how fantastic The Menu is (and it’s allegedly pretty good!).
However, Furiosa: Taylor-Joy recently told Entertainment Weekly that it was her most extended shoot yet and that it will likely take her two years “to be able to digest what happened.”
She also told IndieWire in a separate interview that it was “the dirtiest and bloodiest” she’s ever been, which she notes is “truly saying something.” She also revealed to EW that Hoult, who portrayed the endearing War Boy Nux in Fury Road, spoke to her briefly about working in the Mad Max universe and assured her that she had the strength to handle it.
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Fury Road was a notoriously challenging filming experience for everyone involved, so it’s probably for the best that Hoult was so supportive and sure she could take it.
Taylor-Joy previously admitted on IndieWire that she couldn’t drive since she doesn’t indeed have a license, despite her current role in a movie about a car-obsessed wasteland: “I don’t have a license, so I can’t drive.
I can’t parallel park or drive on a freeway, but if you need me to do a delicious 180 in a truck, I can do that without running into the film crew, which is fantastic.
She claims she wants to obtain a stunt driving certificate so she can handle all of the driving in films independently.
Still, she is concerned about obtaining a standard license because “if a driving teacher gets in a car with me, all I know how to do is insane stunt driving,” she explains.
Crazy driving stunts! Mad Max is returning! CHROME AND GLOSSY!