As production progresses on the Mad Max spin-off Furiosa, franchise creator George Miller explained how he cast the great lead actress.
Mad max It has become one of the references of science fiction cinema. The post-apocalyptic style in Hollywood he was never the same again after Mel Gibson starred in the first installment in 1979. Then, in 2015, Tom hardy he put himself in the shoes of Max rockatansky for the award-winning reboot.
However, there are characters within the franchise that have been just as important as the main one. The most notorious case is that of Furious, interpreted by Charlize Theron on reboot. So much has been his influence that they will give him a solo film, working as a spin-off.
However, the production will tell her story of origin, showing a younger version of the iconic warrior. The actress chosen for this project was Anya Taylor-Joy and George miller, creator of the saga, explained the selection process. These were the words of the renowned director.
"I told him: 'I would like you to do a very simple test, which is to read something on the camera.' And it was the speech of Network. The 'I'm crazy as hell' speech. Aside from the brilliance of the writing, it is a piece that can be done in front of the camera. You don't need an acting partner. Anya did a cover, which was really good. Then I gave her just a couple of simple notes on intention and she just nailed it. I think it was done in a iPhone“Stated the filmmaker.
“I sent it to the study. I explained why I thought she was the right fit for the role. I said I was very happy to talk about it, but it was so persuasive that we didn't need to talk. The studio said, 'Tick,' ”he added.