Charlize Theron Shares Throwback Video Of Shaving Her Head For “Mad Max: Fury Road” – To celebrate the return of Mad Max: Fury Road to drive-in theaters, star Charlize Theron is throwing it back to one of her most iconic looks.
Charlize Theron Shares Throwback Video Of Shaving Her Head For “Mad Max: Fury Road”:
Charlize Theron is throwing it back to when she shaved her head for “Mad Max: Fury Road”. The Oscar winner, 44, shared a video of her buzzing away at her locks for the 2015 post-apocalyptic action film, in honor of the movie having a drive-in screening at The Grove in Los Angeles on Friday.
Charlize Theron’s Africa Outreach Project hosted a drive-in screening of the 2015 action movie on Friday night in Los Angeles, which inspired the actress to share the footage of her hair transformation.
“In honor of our @CTAOP drive-in screening of #MadMaxFuryRoad tonight, throwing it back to the point of no return with creating Furiosa,” Charlize Theron wrote on Twitter alongside the clip.
“A huge thank you to @TheGroveLA and @ChadHudsonEvent for making tonight happen! So excited to see this movie on the big screen again.”
The South African-born star shared the throwback in honour of the film “Mad Max: Fury Road”— which won a whopping six Oscars in 2016.
Watch Charlize Theron’s Throwback Footage Of Herself Shaving Her Head For “Mad Max: Fury Road:
The Mad Max franchise began in 1979 with Mad Max, followed by “Mad Max 2” in 1981 and “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” in 1985. In 2015, Tom Hardy took over as Max from Mel Gibson, who starred in the first three films.
In honor of our @CTAOP drive-in screening of #MadMaxFuryRoad tonight, throwing it back to the point of no return with creating Furiosa. A huge thank you to @TheGroveLA and @ChadHudsonEvent for making tonight happen! So excited to see this movie on the big screen again 🚘🍿🎥 pic.twitter.com/tIZzRw64Gv
— Charlize Theron (@CharlizeAfrica) July 31, 2020
The 2015 blockbuster was the fourth film in the Mad Max franchise, which had been stuck in development hell for nearly 20 years before it finally made it into the big screen. It was once again helmed by director George Miller, who also co-wrote the screenplay.
Considering it came out three decades after the prior entry, “Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome,” it was the first film where the eponymous Max was played by Tom Hardy, instead of Mel Gibson. It also, arguably, made Charlize Theron’s Furiosa the main character, with Max functioning more as her sidekick.
While Tom Hardy starred as the titular Max, the character’s fractured state of mind saw him have only brief and gruff dialogue, with Charlize Theron’s Furiosa being the much more layered character in the adventure.
Furiosa proved so compelling, in fact, that director George Miller has been developing a spinoff adventure focusing solely on the character.
Despite how much fans enjoyed Charlize Theron’s performance of the character, the spinoff is said to be a prequel to Fury Road, which sees Miller finding a younger actress to embody Furiosa.
Understandably, Charlize Theron expressed her disappointment at not being involved in the upcoming project.
“Yeah, it’s a little heartbreaking, for sure,” Theron told The Hollywood Reporter. “I really love that character, and I’m so grateful that I had a small part in creating her. She will forever be someone I think of and reflect on fondly.”
Director George Miller told The New York Times in May that Theron won’t be reprising the role of Furiosa because the movie will follow a younger version of the character.
It’s also not the first time this year that Charlize Theron has gotten nostalgic about her time in the apocalyptic sci-fi action film. Back in May, she posted a photo of her 8-year-old daughter Jackson laying on her chest in-between takes while she was in full Furiosa costume and makeup.
“I became a mom right before we started shooting,” Theron wrote in the caption. “At least my child will forever have the fun fact of ‘I spent most of the first year of my life in a war rig.’” She also noted that there was a “special appearance” in the photo from her “incredible costumer” Inge Hough.
Jackson’s face was also obscured by an emoji in the actual photo, but looked peaceful nonetheless.