Charlize Theron Requested Protection From Tom Hardy On The Set Of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ was nominated for ten awards at the 88th Academy Awards back in 2016. It won six out of ten. The movie was considered to be one of the best films of the year, but the making of the film? Well, it was one of the worst on set experiences for Charlize Theron.

In a new book detailing the behind-the-scenes drama of the movie, Theron revealed that her relationship with co-star Tom Hardy was so volatile that she requested protection from him on set.

The book, Blood, Sweat & Chrome: The Wild and True Story of Mad Max: Fury Road, was put together by journalist Kyle Buchanan.

According to a camera operator who worked on set, Hardy and Theron had been battling for weeks when things became explosive one memorable day. On this day, Theron and Hardy were scheduled to be on set at eight in the morning. Theron was always on time, but Hardy typically arrived late, especially during morning call times.

Charlize got there right at eight o’clock, sat in the War Rig, knowing that Tom’s never going to be there at eight even though they made a special request for him to be there on time. He was notorious for never being on time in the morning. If the call time was in the morning, forget it — he didn’t show up.

Whether that was some kind of power play or not, I don’t know, but it felt deliberately provocative.

He showed up three hours late to set that day, while Theron waited in full makeup and costume. Safe to say, she was pissed when he showed up.

She jumps out of the War Rig, and she starts swearing her head off at him, saying, ‘Fine the f**king cunt a hundred thousand dollars for every minute that he’s held up this crew She was right. Full rant. She screams it out. It’s so loud, it’s so windy — he might’ve heard some of it, but he charged up to her and went, ‘What did you say to me?’

He was quite aggressive. She really felt threatened, and that was the turning point.

After the incident, Theron didn’t feel safe around Hardy, so she requested that a female producer shadow her on set to speak up for her.

Theron admitted as much…

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, because I didn’t feel safe. I kind of put my foot down. George then said, ‘Okay, well, if Denise comes…’ He was open to it and that kind of made me breathe a little bit, because it felt like I would have another woman understanding what I was up against.

Hardy admits he was in over his head while filming and that he felt so much pressure. He admittedly didn’t handle the situation well.

What she needed was a better, perhaps more experienced partner in me… I’d like to think that now that I’m older and uglier, I could rise to that occasion.

Dwayne Johnson Comments On His Feud With Vin Diesel: “We Have a Fundamental Difference in Philosophies”

We all knew Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel had some beef between them. We knew it back in 2016 when Johnson went on his Instagram account and revealed he had a serious issue with the behavior of a certain co-star. He called this mysterious co-star unprofessional and a “candyass.”

It didn’t take long for people to figure out he was talking about Diesel. Sources on the set of Fate of the Furious claimed Johnson and Diesel got into a shouting match on set.

Well, during an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Johnson talked about the feud.

“That is correct. We were not in any scenes together. Vin and I had a few discussions, including an important face-to-face in my trailer. And what I came to realize is that we have a fundamental difference in philosophies on how we approach movie-making and collaborating. It took me some time, but I’m grateful for that clarify. Whether we work together again or not.”

Can you imagine a face-to-face with Johnson and Diesel? Jesus. I bet that sh*t was scary as hell. If there ever came a time in my life where I was forced to have a “face-to-face” with The Rock, I’d most likely wet myself. Multiple times.

By the way, Johnson also told the magazine that he may not appear in the ninth installment of the franchise, which is set to be released on April 10, 2020.

Vin Diesel And The Rock Reportedly Have Secret Meeting To Put A Fork In Their On Set Beef

This has been a wild week for the cast of Fast 8. They’re just one week away from completing filming, but that’s one week too long for Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. As you have probably heard by now, The Rock went on his social media accounts to rant about a few of his male co-stars.

He praised the hard working crew and his female co-stars, but then dropped this delicious nugget of smack talk, “My male co-stars however are a different story. Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don’t. The ones that don’t are too chicken s–t to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses.”

This made the internet wonder who he was talking about in his rant. Both Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris were cleared early on, which had most of the fingers pointing in Vin Diesel’s direction.

According to multiple sources, The Rock’s rant was a direct message to Diesel. They have been getting in little arguments throughout the entire production. Diesel is a producer on the film, and he has allegedly been making some important decisions without asking how the rest of the cast feels about them first.

The two movie stars had a ~secret~ meeting yesterday to end the beef. Not because they wanted to build a new friendship, but because the tension between them was reportedly making it almost impossible to shoot certain scenes.

The good news is that filming will be over in less than two weeks. The bad news is almost everyone on set is pissed at The Rock for starting so much drama this late in the game.

We can’t wait ’til they are forced to do promotional interviews with each other. Should be fun.