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Charlize Theron asks for protection on set when feeling “threatened” by Tom Hardy

A new book by Kyle Buchanan reveals details about the tensions that existed between Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy during the filming of ‘ Mad Max: Fury Road

“Mad Max: Fury Road” was a complicated shoot. Faced with rumors about a distant relationship between its protagonists, a new book that reveals the secrets of filming confirms the unprofessional behavior of Tom Hardy and his attacks on Charlize Theron .

In ” Blood, Sweat & Chrome: The Wild and True Story of Mad Max: Fury Road “, journalist Kyle Buchanan suggested that the actress felt so “threatened” by her co-star that she requested “protection” from the production team.

Tom Hardy , as is known, played the main character, previously played by Mel Gibson, while Charlize Theron played Imperator Furiosa, a fearless woman who faces Immortan Joe while saving the lives of young women.

For Buchanan’s book, the actress and other crew members accused Hardy of not arriving on set at the agreed time. According to her testimonies, she had no consideration for her companions and left them waiting for hours.

Charlize Theron to Tom Hardy: “How disrespectful are you?”

According to a witness, the “turning point” that marked the bad relationship between Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy was when, on a shooting day, the actress and the rest of the cast and crew arrived at 8 am and the actor It appeared three hours later despite the producers’ request for punctuality.

During all that time, Theron had left her baby at a nearby daycare and was ready to film. “She didn’t go to the bathroom, she didn’t do anything. She just sat on the War Rig,” commented camera operator Mark Goellnicht.

When Tom Hardy arrived on set, Charlize Theron blurted out, “How disrespectful are you?” And then she told the producers that they should “fine the motherfucker a hundred thousand dollars for every minute he’s stopped this crew.”

It was then that Hardy “charged towards her” and said, “What did you say to me?” Goellnicht stated that the “Venom” star seemed “pretty aggressive”, while Theron “really felt threatened”. “Then [she] said, ‘I want someone for protection.'”

“I didn’t feel safe”
About this episode, Charlize Theron said: “It got to a place where it was a little bit out of control, and there was a feeling that maybe sending in a female producer might equal something, because I didn’t feel safe.”

He also added, “I don’t want to make excuses for the bad behavior, but it was a difficult shoot. Now, I have a very clear perspective on what happened. I don’t think I had that clarity when we were making the movie. I was in survival mode; I really was. scared to death.”

The producer assigned to the actress, however, could not enter the set. “You understand the needs of a director who wants to protect the set from him, but when the time comes and things get out of hand, you have to be able to think about it in a broader sense,” Theron noted.

“That’s where we could have done better, if George [Miller] had trusted that no one would come play with his vision, but just come and help mediate situations,” he said.

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