Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy played characters that didn’t like each other in Mad Max: Fury Road. Apparently, the actors didn’t like each other in person either. Tom Hardy is now responding to Theron’s remark about his aggressiveness. Theron requested on-set ‘protection’ after she ‘felt threatened’ by Hardy.

The two incredibly talented actors had a very tense relationship on set. The rocky relationship devolved into intense verbal fights. The cast and crew spoke out about it in new interviews. Theron called Hardy a ‘f**king c***’ after he made her wait on set for hours. She demanded protection as she felt threatened Hardy.

The tea is spilled in New York Times columnist Kyle Buchanan’s new book Blood, Sweat & Chrome: The Wild And True Story Of Mad Max: Fury Road. Camera operator Mark Goellnicht recalled how Hardy was often late for the start of shooting. This made Charlize furious, because she was always punctual.

“Fine the f**king c*** a hundred thousand dollars for every minute that he’s held up this crew,” Tom Hardy then charged up to Theron with “What did you say to me?” and the verbal fight continued. Theron requested veteran producer Denise Di Novi accompany her on set as she didn’t feel safe around Tom. She then had the producer assigned to be with her all the time.

Tom Hardy addressed the tension in hindsight. He admitted to Buchanan that he was in over his head in many ways. “The pressure on both of us was overwhelming at times….What she needed was a better, perhaps more experienced partner in me. That’s something that can’t be faked. I’d like to think that now that I’m older and uglier, I could rise to that occasion.” Tom concluded.

It seems like water under the bridge, but at least he learned from his mistake.

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Shifa Jahan

Shifa Jahan is a freelance writer from Bahrain currently pursuing her Masters degree in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, India. She is experienced in Copywriting, Academic Writing and loves to write about pop culture/ entertainment-news. Other interests include theatre, teaching, foreign languages and culture.

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