Earlier this week, it was revealed that Anya Taylor-Joy is set to take on the role of Furiosa – which was previously portrayed by Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road – for the upcoming spin-off prequel film.
Now, in an interview on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Taylor-Joy confirmed that she has yet to meet director George Miller in person but she is excited to bringing a new take to the character rather than just copying what Theron did in Fury Road.
“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,'” Taylor-Joy said. “The level of commitment that has been shown before me, I endeavour to match that, and that makes me really excited. 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 can’t even think about trying to step [into her shoes]. It has to be something different because it just can’t be done.”
Originally Miller wanted to use de-ageing technology to allow Charlize Theron to play the part again but ultimately decided against doing so and instead went with the 24-year-old Taylor-Joy.
Furiosa will be directed, co-written and produced by George Miller, along with his longtime producing partner Doug Mitchell. The upcoming prequel, which will also star Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, will reportedly focus on what led Furiosa to become the war captain under the cruel leader Immortan Joe.
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