Published On: Tue, Oct 21st, 2014

Nicholas Hoult talks ‘Mad Max Fury Road’ role, audition, ‘X-men’ filming and fans

While promoting his new film, Young Ones, which is now available on VOD and playing in select theaters, star Nicholas Hoult talked about his upcoming blockbusters Mad Max: Fury Road and X-Men: Apocalypse.

FRD-DS-00089.JPGHoult confessed that he hasn’t seen the Comic-Con footage: “I haven’t seen that.  I saw the trailer that got released.  I haven’t seen the Comic-Con.  They sent it to me on a link then I couldn’t open it, blah blah, then it expired, and I was like ‘Well I’ll see the film.'”

When pinned down, he confirms it’s a “wall to wall” chase film: “Yeah, it’s relentless.”


Yeah, that’s a film that really – I mean I can’t even remember when we shot that.  That was before this.  That was before Young Ones and it’s still not coming out until May next year.”

Mad Max fans are going nuts for the film and Hoult talks about the production and auditioning for director George Miller.

FRD-DS-00694rv2.JPG“The whole look of the film.  I mean, people can tell from the trailer, from the moment I got down there and saw my character’s vehicle and the attention to detail on, the designs – Instantly I go, ‘Wow.’  And then starting to go through the makeup process and develop that character.  It’s a completely different look for me, which is something I always try and do, something different, and I was like, ‘Well this character is very different, this world is very different.  I’m in.’  Even just form the audition process and that, you could tell that George was a director I wanted to work with.  We did a four hour workshop just for the second audition where we did these honestly games and acting exercises and all this,” Hoult detailed to Collider

“I walked out of the audition and I was like, ‘Wow, I have no idea what just happened for the last four hours, but even if I don’t get that role it was a great experience.’  Because a lot of times with auditions you walk in, you sit down, alright, scene one, scene two, thanks very much, see you later, and you walk out kind of feeling dissatisfied with it and like you maybe didn’t get a chance to work with it.  But with that I felt as though even from just that session I’d learned from George.  I was like, “This is something special.”  So to get the chance to do the film was very lucky.”

x-men-days-of-future-past-michael-fassbender-nicholas-hoult-fightingHoult talks about the rough cut, the strange dialogue and much more before moving to the X-Men franchise and the fan reaction.

“It’s obviously great in terms like, I love all the people who make those films, they’re so much fun to make, and the cast and everything.  If people keep going to see them and we can keep making them then great because I like that character a lot.  I like, you know this last one, getting to do the scenes with Hugh and James and Michael.  It was a great experience.  So the money that films make, it’s good when they’re successful because it means we get to make more.”

Now Apocalypse starts filming in 2015 after a monster success at the box office for Days of Future Past, but Hoult is not looking ahead.

“No, I’m not thinking about it at all.  I’m not thinking about it at all.  I’m in such a daze coming out of the Equals world at the moment.  That was last week or something that we finished.  And now I’m just…yeah, it feels very odd.”

He even relates how the fans respond when they see him in public.

“It does really vary depending on the people.  X-Men is definitely one, and it’s amusing that people refer to you as Beast.  They’re like, ‘Yo, Beast!’  And you’re like, ‘Hello.  Not what you’d expect, right?’  But then sometimes Skins, randomly that show still surfaces up a lot.  I’m kind of blanking on all my work at the moment.  But yeah, Beast is definitely…”

He talks about not fully getting Days of Future Past, but how it works, audiences are smarter than they are given credit for and reading the comics – more at Collider.

Fury Road also stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Nathan Jones.

Mad Max: Fury Road opens May 15, 2015.

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X-Men: Apocalypse is set for release on May 27, 2016.

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