Furiosa: Anya Taylor-Joy Can’t Drive, but She Can Stunt Drive
Published 2 weeks ago
Charlize Theron’s Furiosa drove a huge ‘War Rig’ in Mad Max: Fury Road, and it looks like the character will be doing more of that in the spinoff staring Anya Taylor-Joy. What’s funny is, Furiosa is a badass behind the wheel, but Taylor-Joy apparently isn’t.
Talking to IndieWire, Taylor-Joy reveals she doesn’t even have a driver’s license. She says, “I don’t actually have a license, so I can’t drive. I can’t 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 camera people, which is great.”
Though Taylor-Joy can’t get on the highway like a lot of regular drivers, she does say that working on Furiosa has made her quite the proficient stunt driver. She continues:
“That’s the other thing, if a driving instructor gets in a car with me, all I know how to do is crazy stunt driving… I’m planning on getting my stunt driver’s certificate…so then I’ll be able to do all of my driving in all films, which would be great. But I fear for the poor man or woman that is taking the test with me, because gentle, I am not.”
WB hasn’t given us a an official look at young Furiosa yet, but some set photos have come out online, featuring a long-haired Taylor-Joy with a green special effects sleeve to show Furiosa’s missing arm.
I’m still holding out for a Charlize Theron cameo, but we’re just going to have to wait and see. We don’t even know what Chris Hemsworth looks like yet.
Furiosa is slated to come to theaters on May 24, 2024.