Anya Taylor-Joy has delivered an update on the Mad Max prequel Furiosa.
“The thing that makes me most excited about Furiosa is, number one, George Miller,” she said.
“That brain is incredible. I feel so lucky and privileged to spend time with him, and to grow alongside him.”
The role will see Taylor-Joy take a major step into action movies. “I’m also really excited to do something physical,” she added.
“To physically become something else is something that will weirdly give me a lot of peace. I’m quite excited to work hard.”
The Argentine-British actress has, however, received some stick from her family for how she pronounces her character’s name.
“My dad gives me a lot of hell because we speak Spanish, he calls her, ‘Furiosa,’” said Joy in a Spanish accent. “And I’m like, it’s an English-speaking film. But, like, ‘OK Daddy.’”
The new film, set to be released on June 23, 2023, will focus on the Furiosa character, played by Charlize Theron in 2015’s Fury Road.
Taylor-Joy will next appear in Edgar Wright’s Last Night In Soho.
Speaking to NME last year, Taylor-Joy said of Wright’s film: “It’s got the choreography that he’s known for, but I think people will be surprised and impressed with what he’s come up with.”