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Charlize Theron says Anya Taylor-Joy did not call her up to discuss playing her character in Mad Max

Charlize Theron has touched on the new Mad Max prequel.

The 47-year-old actress told The Hollywood Reporter that 26-year-old Anya Taylor-Joy – who is playing Theron’s character Imperator Furiosa in a prequel- did not contact her about the part.

But the Oscar-winning beauty says she completely understands as no one wants to rub rejection in someone else’s face: ‘Who wants to pick up the phone and say, like, “Hey, we’re going to go do this without you”?’

Call her, Anya! The 47-year-old actress told The Hollywood Reporter that 26-year-old Anya Taylor-Joy - who is playing Theron's character Imperator Furiosa in a prequel- did not contact her about the part. Seen in November

Her phone has not rung: Charlize Theron has touched on the new Mad Max prequel. The 47-year-old actress told The Hollywood Reporter that 26-year-old Anya Taylor-Joy – who is playing Theron’s character Imperator Furiosa in a prequel- did not contact her about the part

Theron did it first, kind of: Mel Gibson starred in the first Mad Max film. Charlize was in the first female lead Mad Max. Now Taylor-Joy is playing her Mad Max: Fury Road character in the upcoming prequel, Furiosa

Theron did it first, kind of: Mel Gibson starred in the first Mad Max film. Charlize was in the first female lead Mad Max. Now Taylor-Joy is playing her Mad Max: Fury Road character in the upcoming prequel, Furiosa

Theron was asked if Anya called her and the vet said she had not. ‘No, but I get that. It’s always tricky,’ Theron shared.

Taylor-Joy is playing her Mad Max: Fury Road character in the upcoming Furiosa.

‘Who wants to pick up the phone and say, like, “Hey, we’re going to go do this without you.” No one wants to do that. So, I totally get that,’ Theron said. 

She also talked about prequel from director George Miller whom she said in 2020 she did not trust.

Charlize now says she ‘loves’ the director. 

Suited up to talk the biz: The A lister wore a three piece suit with tie to discuss MM

Suited up to talk the biz: The A lister wore a three piece suit with tie to discuss MM

All good now, thanks: She also talked about prequel from director George Miller whom she said in 2020 she did not trust. Charlize now says she 'loves' the director

All good now, thanks: She also talked about prequel from director George Miller whom she said in 2020 she did not trust. Charlize now says she ‘loves’ the director

‘I love George. I know I’ll talk to him again. I think it was just too hard,’ she said adding she is not mad at him.

And she approved of Anya.  

‘One of the greatest f***ing actresses is picking up something that I only imagined,” she said.

And making Mad Max was ‘tough’ she added.

‘I have never done anything that needed that kind of endurance, and I don’t think I ever will [again],’ she noted.

Not Anya's fault: Theron was asked if Anya called her and the vet said she had not. 'No, but I get that. It's always tricky,' Theron shared. 'Who wants to pick up the phone and say, like, "Hey, we're going to go do this without you." No one wants to do that. So, I totally get that'

Not Anya’s fault: Theron was asked if Anya called her and the vet said she had not. ‘No, but I get that. It’s always tricky,’ Theron shared. ‘Who wants to pick up the phone and say, like, “Hey, we’re going to go do this without you.” No one wants to do that. So, I totally get that’

‘I don’t know what production on the prequel was like, but I want to believe it was less. And I hate saying this because I don’t ever want to encourage young actors or storytellers to believe that they need trauma or sacrifice because I really, really don’t believe you do, but there’s a little bit about the circumstances around that movie that I think gave it the magic.’

She added, ‘It doesn’t mean it has to always be that, but I do think somehow the lightning in a bottle that you’re always trying to catch happened on that movie. But, man, it was f***ing tough.’

Also in her HR interview she said she believes Kim Kardashian has the power to ‘get way more off than ground’ than not only her, but action icon Meryl Streep.

Kim vs Meryl: 'We are living in a time of reality television, and God knows I love me some reality TV. So, the marketplace of what Kim Kardashian represents — and not in a negative way because I watch everything that she does — has way more value than what Meryl Streep, one of the greatest actresses working, does. And that’s just the truth,' she said

Still a massive movie star: Streep seen in September

Kim vs Meryl: ‘We are living in a time of reality television, and God knows I love me some reality TV. So, the marketplace of what Kim Kardashian represents — and not in a negative way because I watch everything that she does — has way more value than what Meryl Streep, one of the greatest actresses working, does. And that’s just the truth,’ she said

Insta queen: Kim currently boasts 334M followers on Instagram, whereas the Sweet November actress has a mere 7.1M people following her

Insta queen: Kim currently boasts 334M followers on Instagram, whereas the Sweet November actress has a mere 7.1M people following her

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Theron claimed she wielded less influence in the entertainment industry with reality television now dominating the showbiz sphere. 

She even admitted to being an avid follower of the social media sensation.  

‘The market is really different today, and the fame that worked 20 years ago, the fame that was cash in the bank, is different now,’ she told the publication when asked about a recent remark she made about having less currency to make things nowadays than she previously did.

‘We are living in a time of reality television, and God knows I love me some reality TV. So, the marketplace of what Kim Kardashian represents — and not in a negative way because I watch everything that she does — has way more value than what Meryl Streep, one of the greatest actresses working, does. And that’s just the truth.

‘They have very different skills, but if you were Kim Kardashian, you’d probably get way more off the ground.’

While Kim’s career revolves around social media and Charlize is an actress, Kim currently blows Charlize out of the water when it comes to follower count on Instagram. 

Kim currently boasts 334M followers on Instagram, whereas the Sweet November actress has a mere 7.1M people following her. 

‘It was more just overwhelming’: Charlize remembered what it was like to suddenly go from being an extra on Children of the Corn III to appearing in billboards advertising her film 2 Days in the Valley in her underwear 

'I don't want to be in white lingerie again': Theron pictured in the 1996 film 2 Days in the Valley

‘I don’t want to be in white lingerie again’: Theron pictured in the 1996 film 2 Days in the Valley 

Recalling her ascent to fame, Charlize described what it was like appearing on billboards advertising her film 2 Days in the Valley in her underwear after appearing as an extra in Children of the Corn III. 

‘It was a lot. I remember standing on Sunset Boulevard, like, “Oh my God.” And the way I was raised was very body positive, so it wasn’t so much, “Oh, I’m in lingerie.” 

‘I didn’t make the connection of how wrong that was until way later. It was more just overwhelming, like, “Holy s**t, I’m working with Danny Aiello and Glenne Headly.”

‘I was ready to do way more Children of the Corn IIIs. But then the other thing happened, which is that you have something that works, and then every audition is like, “We just want you to do that.”‘ 

But Charlize was determined not to do anymore roles in her lingerie again.

Asked what compelled her to turn down similar roles in the future, she said: ‘Instinct, really. We’re having such a conversation now around opportunities, and it’s a really tricky one to have, but I think that actors, instinctively, know that they want to challenge themselves and want to play things outside of who they are.

‘I don’t think you build a career by playing yourself.’

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