Mad Max: Fury Road is set to begin filming in a matter of weeks, and after waiting the best part of three years for director George Miller’s return to the desert, Charlize Theron is raring to get started.
“I leave in like two and a half weeks and we start shooting I think around mid-July in Namibia,” says the actress. “I’m f**king dying, too, it’s been three years. It’s time to skin this cat already, so yeah, I’m very excited about it.”
“I feel like the original Mad Max created such a vivid world,” she continues, “that to go back and re-imagine it and kind of replay in that sandbox sounds like fun to me. George has really created a female character that I’ve never read anything like. I mean, I’m scared shitless!”
So what exactly can we expect from Theron’s character? Well, from the sounds of it, she’ll be anything but window dressing…
“Originally when they were like, ‘Oh, Mad Max .’ I was like, ‘Uh, I’m not going to play the fucking girl for Mad Max.’ Then I read it and I was like, ‘Oh, Mad Max. I feel sorry for you!’ That rarely happens. It’s two great characters. It’s not the original Mad Max . It’s the revamped Mad Max . It’s Tom Hardy, who’s incredible. So, the whole thing is just very, very exciting.”
Colour us excited also. Mad Max is expected to open in 2013, with a specific release date yet to be confirmed.