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Mad Max reboot has ‘some bad-ass violence in it’

June 1st, 2012 by bash Comments bagged a chat with Prometheus star Charlize Theron to talk about Ridley Scott’s latest film.

However, during their chat she was asked about her forthcoming role in George Millar’s return to the world of Mad Max.

Instead of paraphrasing what she said, we’ve reposted the Mad Max segment in full.


Q: What can you tell people about “Mad Max” and when do you begin filming?

Theron: I leave in like two and a half weeks and we start shooting I think around mid-July in Namibia. I’m f*cking dying, too, it’s been three years. It’s time to skin this cat already, so yeah, I’m very excited about it.

Q: To follow-up on that project obviously it’s been start, stop, start, stop. Is the script that you were given all that time ago exactly what you’re still doing?

Theron: Yes, exactly the same script. I know. It was more logistics. It was the fact that he had to finish “Happy Feet.” Then there was terrible floods in Australia, and the desert just never recovered from it. That sounds horrible. It did recover in a beautiful way, but not in a way that we needed it to, so that was a huge problem for us.

Q: What is it about that project that you’re looking forward to taking on?

Theron: I think that just like this that’s an interesting world. I feel that I have a real interest in this world, and I think people will have an interest in this world because “Alien” kinda set that up for us. I feel like the original “Mad Max” created such a vivid world, that to go back and re-imagine it and kind of replay in that sandbox sounds like fun to me. George really created a female character that I’ve never read anything like this. I mean, I’m scared sh*tless, yeah.

Q: What is it he’s asking of you? Is it something you’ve never done?

Theron:No, it’s a really challenging piece of material. I think for me originally when they were like, “Oh, ‘Mad Max.'” I was like, “Uh, I’m not going to play the f*cking girl for ‘Mad Max.'” Then I read it and I was like, “Oh, ‘Mad Max.’ I feel sorry for you.” (Laughs) That rarely happens. It’s just really, 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 exciting, very, very exciting.

Q: I wanted to ask about “Mad Max.” Is that one of those films where it’s going to be PG-13, or are you guys pushing for a hard R? Do you know?

Theron: I can’t say. I mean, ultimately it’s going to be up to George Miller, but it feels like…

Q: I know there’s some violence.

Theron: Yeah, yeah, there’s some bad-ass violence in it. I mean, if we do what the script is, I don’t know how you can do, but then I feel like PG-13 is pushing a little bit, too, which is good. I don’t know. I remember being like, young watching “Alien” and loving it.

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