Here’s how Anya Taylor-Joy really shaped the role of Furiosa
As part of its issue on “Last Night in Soho” director Edgar Wright, Empire Magazine hosted a conversation between Wright and “Mad Max” creator George Miller about their respective filmographies. During their conversation, the two directors discussed the process by which Miller chose Anya Taylor-Joy in “Furiosa”.
“I knew Anya but had never seen her in a movie until I saw her in ‘Soho’,” Miller said, describing her experience watching an opening act for the Wright-directed film. “I remember thinking, ‘Well, she’s interesting.’ I started to say to you, “I’m looking for someone to play as Furiosa” and I barely uttered the line before you said, “Don’t go any further, she’s awesome, she’s going to be huge. She’s fantastic to work with. ‘ You’ve been so adamant about it. “
After his conversation with Wright, Miller asked Taylor-Joy to recite the iconic “Mad as H ** l” speech from the 1976 film, “Network”. After his initial take, Miller says he “just gave her a few simple notes on the intention” and revealed that Taylor-Joy “just absolutely nailed it. [it]The director completed the story by adding, “I think it was done on an iPhone. I sent it to the studio. I explained why I thought she was good for the role. I said I was really happy to talk about it, but it was so persuasive we didn’t need to talk about it. “
Now, Taylor-Joy is set to become the second actor to play Imperator Furiosa. However, fans will have to wait for the release of “Furiosa” to see how her and Charlize Theron’s interpretations of the character ultimately differ.