Anya Taylor-Joy will next appear in Furiosa, George Miller’s Mad Max spin-off/prequel. The actor plays the titular role in the movie, which explores the backstory of the character originally played by Charlize Theron. The film features a number of vehicle-related action sequences, and Anya revealed that she was behind the wheel for most of them. The catch, however, is that she doesn’t have a valid street-legal driver’s license. Read also: Anya Taylor-Joy calls filming Mad Max spin-off Furiosa her “bloodiest” experience
Furiosa, who also shines Chris Hemsworth, is a prequel to the 2015 film Mad Max: Fury Road. The film is currently still in production and will not be released until 2024. In a recent interview, protagonist Anya talked about the demanding action sequences in the film and how she performed the driving stunts herself.
In an interview with IndieWire, Anya said, “I don’t actually have a driver’s license, so I can’t drive. I can’t go on a highway, I can’t parallel park, but if you need me to do a juicy 180 in a truck, I can do that and not hit the cameramen, which is great. In the end I sit in a place long enough to get a driver’s license and then I’m really happy because then I can play. But as far as the first cars go, I think I’m pretty spoiled by the fact that they were built by the Mad Max art department.”
The actor also said she hopes to get a driver’s license soon so she can drive on the road too. “That’s the other thing, when a driving instructor gets into a car with me, all I know is how to do crazy stunts. I’m planning on getting my stunt driver’s license so I can do all my car rides in all the movies, which would be great. But I fear for the poor man or woman who takes the test with me, because I am not gentle,” she added.
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