The experience of Tom Hardy on set with Charlize Theron was “incredible.”
The 44-year-old actor co-starred with Charlize Theron in 2015’s ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ and he’s acknowledged to being “in over [his] head” on the George Miller-directed film’s set, following Charlize’s recent admission that she “didn’t feel secure” during a huge dispute with her co-star.
“In hindsight, I was in over my head in many ways,” Tom told Kyle Buchanan of the New York Times. At times, the pressure on both of us was unbearable.
“In me, she found a better, probably more experienced partner.” That isn’t something that can be feigned. I’d like to believe that now that I’m older and uglier, I’d be able to meet the challenge.”
Charlize, 46, recently apologized “profusely” for their famed on-set squabbles, admitting that their actions created a challenging working atmosphere.
“It was like two parents in the front of the car,” she claimed in Kyle’s new book, “Blood, Sweat, and Chrome: The Wild and True Story of Mad Max: Fury Road.”
“Either we were fighting or icing each other — I’m not sure which was worse – and (our co-stars) had to cope with it in the back.” It was a nightmare! It wasn’t a pleasant working environment… “Please accept my heartfelt apologies.”
Doug Mitchell, according to the Hollywood star, acted like “a man forgiving another man.”
The presence of a woman in a position of power, according to Charlize, may have helped to alleviate some of the stress.
“It came to the point where it was getting out of hand,” she explained, “and there was a sense that maybe sending a woman producer down may maybe equalize some of it.”
“A lot of what Doug seemed to be saying to me was… oh, [screw] it. I’m just going to say it. I didn’t feel comfortable since it was a man forgiving another man for pretty awful behavior.”