As production came to a close on Mad Max: Fury Road, there were reports that suggested problems and animosity between Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. Well, in an interview with Esquire, the actress seems to confirm that she had some issues with the new Mad Max.
“We fuckin’ went at it, yeah,” she told the magazine.”And on other days, he and George [Miller] went at it. It was the isolation, and the fact that we were stuck in a rig for the entire shoot. We shot a war movie on a moving truck—there’s very little green screen. It was like a family road trip that just never went anywhere. We never got anywhere. We just drove. We drove into nothingness, and that was maddening sometimes. And it’s material that’s really frightening—we didn’t have a script. Tom and I are actors who take our jobs seriously. Both of us want to please the directors we work with, and when you don’t know if you can deliver on that, it’s a frightening place to be—and for Tom more than me, because he was stepping into big shoes.”
She does however note that the two are now on good terms, showing the magazine a self-portrait that Hardy had left in her trailer as a wrap gift with a note on that back that said, “You are an absolute nightmare, BUT you are also fucking awesome. I’ll kind of miss you. Love, Tommy.”
“We drove each other crazy, but I think we have respect for each other, and that’s the difference,” she continues. “This is the kind of stuff that nobody wants to understand—there’s a real beauty to that kind of relationship.”
Mad Max: Fury Road is set out now, with a cast that includes Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), Charlize Theron (Prometheus), Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Hugh Keays-Byrne (Mad Max), Nathan Jones (Conan the Barbarian), Zoë Kravitz (X-Men: First Class), Riley Keough (Magic Mike), Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), Josh Helman (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Jennifer Hagan (Jack) and newcomers Abbey Lee Kershaw and Courtney Eaton.