It’s always fascinating to watch Charlize Theron physically transform for her roles. Those who enjoyed her Oscar winning performance as serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster should not be surprised by the photo released earlier today. In it we can clearly see that she is once again altering her appearance for her upcoming role as Furiosa in George Miller’s return to the Mad Max franchise. Not much is known about the particulars of Max Mad: Fury Road, except Theron co-stars with Tom Hardy (Max), Nicholas Hoult (Nux), and Zoe Kravitz.
Even prior to her military style crew-cut, Theron had this to say about her character; "George really created a female character... I've never read anything like this," she said. "I'm scared sh*tless."
Mad Max: Fury Road finally begins filming next month in Africa and we’ll be looking forward to the obligatory set photos and clips that will serve as breadcrumbs luring us closer to Max’s rebirth.
Speaking of which, it’s interesting to note that while fan-boy purists usually lash out against franchise reboots, this one seems to be drawing the opposite effect. Most chatter (including mine) is actually in favor of seeing how Miller re-imagines his own creation. I’m hoping he brings us new villains as colorful as Toecutter, Nightrider, Bubba Zanetti, Wez, Aunty Entity, Master, Blaster and the Lord Humungus.