Charlize Theron talks about ‘struggles’ working with Tom Hardy on Mad Max: Fury Road

She suggests if they had got along the movie could’ve been “10 times worse"

Charlize Theron has addressed the issues she had working with Tom Hardy on 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road.

It’s previously been reported that the pair clashed while making the Oscar-winning film by George Miller.

Charlize, who played Imperator Furiosa opposite Tom Hardy’s Max, has suggested that the tension between the two of them might have transitioned to the screen.


Director Miller told The Wall Street Journal that the characters’ arch of moving from initial hostility, then banding together out of necessity, was essentially what happened with the two actors in real life.

Charlize Theron in Mad MaxPress

“Maybe the movie is what it is because we struggled so much with each other, and those characters had to struggle so much with each other.

“If we were chum-chum, maybe the movie would have been 10 times worse.”

From what I hear, he’s not like that on every movie – I hear he’s had good experiences.”

Speaking to Esquire, Theron previously said Hardy had called her a “f**king nightmare” in a note he left her after filming finished.

The note read: “You are an absolute nightmare, BUT you are also f**king awesome. I’ll kind of miss you. Love, Tommy.”


She explained: “We drove each other crazy, but I think we have respect for each other, and that’s the difference.

“This is the kind of stuff that nobody wants to understand – there’s a real beauty to that kind of relationship.”

Miller recently explained that he’s planning on making more Mad Max films with a further two stories lined up.