Published On: Sat, Apr 19th, 2014

‘Dark Knight Rises’ star Tom Hardy praises Charlize Theron in ‘Mad Max Fury Road’

A Mad Max film was hampered by production delay after productin delay, but now fans will get to see “Inception” and “Dark Knight Rises” star Tom Hardy play the iconic role made famous by Mel Gibson. Talking about “Mad Max Fury Road” co-star Charlize Theron, Hardy was asked by Esquire (via M Starz) about the rumored strife between the two stars.

Tom Hardy as Mad Max Fury Road photo“That’s disappointing,” the 36-year-old actor said when he was told of the rumor. “I think she is f****** awesome. I think she’s incredible. I think she’s one of the most talented actresses of our generation.”

He added: “But it’s very interesting, the concept of what danger is, and this has nothing to do with Charlize of “Mad Max” actually, but this has to do with life in general.”

In the May edition of US Esquire magazine, Hardy also speaks about his reputation as an “action star” and how he doesn’t see himself that way by any means.

“I don’t feel very manly,” Tom said in regards to the roles he plays and how the public perceives him. “I don’t feel rugged and strong and capable in real life, not how I imagine a man ought to be. So I seek it, to mimic it and maybe understand it, or maybe to draw it into my own reality. People who are scary, they terrify me, but I can imitate them.”

He continued: “I’m not a fighter. I’m a petite little bourgeois boy from London. I don’t fight, I mimic.”

Hardy stars alongside Theron in the “Mad Max” reboot with  Zoe Kravitz, Nicholas Hoult and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and is directed by George Miller. The film also stars Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones, Abbey Lee Kershaw and Courtney Eaton

Check out the official synopsis below.

Tom Hardy Mad Max Fury Road photo


In the newest edition of the Mad Max series, he will be portrayed by the actor Tom Hardy, and will take place before the second installment. The story will fill the gap of how Max transitioned from a rogue police officer to a survivalist in the Outback as he was portrayed in the second and third film installment.

Shortly after avenging his wife and son’s death Max Rockatansky has left the MFP and he left for the Outback, and he is now on his own, as the world slowly plummets in the aftermath of the oil crisis and the global war. With nothing except his powerful Pursuit Special, Max now has to learn how to survive the post-apocalyptic wastelands and battle the fierce, ruthless warriors who inhabit them.

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