- Not all movie stars get along, as was the case for Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy while filming Mad Max: Fury Road
- The two actors were famously embroiled in a feud while on set, with Theron even speaking about it publicly in 2015
- Charlize and Tom were under a lot of pressure and, like all of use, acted out – they don’t hate one another
Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy apparently had a major fallout while filming Mad Max: Fury Road.
Working on-set day in and day out with someone eventually gets the better of you, Charlize and Tom are evidence of that.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Charlize and Tom’s onset feud went public back in 2015 when Charlize let the media know that they have it out with one another.
The New York Times recently consulted the Mad Max actors, and it was then that Charlize and Tom opened up about their disagreements.
Charlize revealed that she was the voice of reason for all women in the Mad Max team, and felt it was her job to protect them.
"All of those young girls kind-of turned to me as someone who would problem-solve for them, and this is not anybody’s fault - I only say this now because I know [director] George [Miller] and I’ve experienced this with George, so I’d fully trust him.
"But I’ve also trusted directors fully when I didn’t comprehend what they were trying to do, and it just turned into a mess."
Huntington-Whiteley revealed that Charlize and Tom had very different opinions, which created a lot of tension on set.
"There was a lot of tension, and a lot of different personalities and clashes at times," Huntington Whiteley told The Times. "It was definitely interesting to sit in a truck for four months with Tom and Charlize, who have completely different approaches to their craft."
Hardy had a more chill approach, stating that Charlize and Tom just needed to trust one another – it was all part of the process.
"Because of how much detail we were having to process and how little control one had in each new situation, and how fast the takes were -- tiny snippets of story moments were needed to make the final cut work -- we moved fast, and it was at times overwhelming," he said. "One had to trust that the bigger picture was being held together."
Kravitz made it clear that Charlize and Tom’s differences led to a lot of on-set drama that made things a tad uncomfortable at times.
"Tom really had moments of frustration, of anger. Charlize did, too, but I feel like he’s the one who really took it out on George the most, and that was a bummer to see," she told the outlet. "But you know, in some ways, you also can’t blame him, because a lot was being asked of these actors and there were a lot of unanswered questions."
Charlize understood the pressure that was on Hardy to play such an iconic character, having been played by Mel Gibson is several films beforehand.
"In retrospect, I didn’t have enough empathy to really, truly understand what he must have felt like to step into Mel Gibson’s shoes. That is frightening," Theron said. "And I think because of my own fear, we were putting up walls to protect ourselves instead of saying to each other, 'This is scary for you, and it’s scary for me, too. Let’s be nice to each other.'
"In a weird way, we were functioning like our characters: Everything was about survival."
Tom agreed with Charlize, quantifying that it was a big role with huge shoes to fill.
"I think in hindsight; I was in over my head in many ways. The pressure on both of us was overwhelming at times," he said. "What she needed was a better, perhaps more experienced, partner in me. That’s something that can’t be faked. I’d like to think that now that I’m older and uglier, I could rise to that occasion."
Charlize and Tom were under a lot of pressure and, like all of use, acted out – they don’t hate one another.