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New Details Emerge About Charlize Theron & Tom Hardy's Feud From 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

New Details Emerge About Charlize Theron & Tom Hardy's Feud From 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy‘s clash on the set of Mad Max: Fury Road will go down as one of the most talked about feuds in Hollywood.

“I think in hindsight, I was in over my head in many ways,” Tom admitted in a recent interview.

Charlize added at that same time, that “in a weird way, we were functioning like our characters: Everything was about survival.”

Now, in Kyle Buchanan‘s new book “Blood, Sweat & Chrome: The Wild and True Story of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’”, new details about their fight were revealed.

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In one passage of the new book, via USA Today, it details one particular moment where Tom and Charlize butted heads while in the War Rig, and it was mostly over their acting styles.

“It was like two parents in the front of the car,” Charlize said. “We were either fighting or we were icing each other – I don’t know which one is worse – and (our co-stars) had to deal with it in the back. It was horrible! It was not a conducive working environment. … I apologize profusely.”

It got even more tense when Tom showed up three hours late, and when he finally did arrive, Charlize exploded at him, calling him “disrespectful” and demanding he be fined “a hundred thousand dollars for every minute that he’s held up the crew.”

“He charged up to her and said, ‘What did you say to me?’” camera operator Mark Goellnicht recalls. “He was quite aggressive. She really felt threatened, and that was the turning point, because then she said, ‘I want someone as protection.’ She then had a producer that was assigned to be with her all the time.”

“It got to a place where it was kind of out of hand, and there was a sense that maybe sending a woman producer down could maybe equalize some of it,” she added. “A lot of what I felt was coming my way from Doug (Mitchell, a producer) was … oh, (screw) it. I’ll just say it. It was a man forgiving another man for really bad behavior, and I didn’t feel safe.”

Veteran producer Denise Di Novi helped mediate some of the conflicts, and the co-stars eventually reached a level of understanding.

Tom insists in the book that he couldn’t have bullied Charlize though.

“Charlize is an intense woman. Very intense, actually. In a good way,” he said. “I mean, look at her in Monster – that’s not somebody walking in the park. You don’t just summon up that kind of authenticity without bringing a tremendous wealth of artistic ability. She’s a very serious actor. So, I don’t see why she would ever be intimidated by me or in any way feel frightened. I think that was more bollocks.”

Elsewhere in the book, fans learned just who was in the running for the role of Max.

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