After Charlize Theron Opened Up About Feeling Threatened And Unsafe When Filming “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Anya Taylor-Joy Has Concerned Fans With “Cryptic” Comments About Her Experience Filming The Prequel

After repeatedly referring to how challenging she found filming, Anya reportedly had a “faraway look in her eyes” and told a New York Times journalist, “Talk to me in 20 years,” when asked to elaborate.

When Mad Max: Fury Road was released in 2015, it was pretty well-documented that it had been an incredibly difficult production process for most people involved.

George Miller, Charlize Theron, and Tom Hardy at the Mad Max Fury Road premiere

While neither Charlize nor Tom were involved in the new movie, its star Anya Taylor-Joy seemingly found the entire filming experience just as tough.

Anya Taylor Joy on red carpet in white outfit with structured shoulders, standing before a 'Furiosa' backdrop

One of Anya’s fans shared a screenshot of this excerpt to X, formerly known as Twitter, as they wrote: “anya never said anything like this before... what exactly happened on that set damn.”

anya never said anything like this before... what exactly happened on that set damn

— ً (@bloodanya) May 12, 2024
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The tweet immediately caused a stir, with many others expressing their intrigue over Anya's comments. One popular quote-tweet simply reads: “:( who hurt her…”

“I hope she’s okay. Very cryptic, but I guess I understand why she feels like she can’t talk about it now,” somebody else replied.

Another user wrote: “This is deeply concerning, especially considering what Charlize's experience on that set was.”

While Anya did not explicitly reveal what she struggled with on set, she did say that “months” went by without her speaking a single line during filming.

Anya in Furiosa

And while Anya understood his point, and reportedly made it clear during her interview that she always wanted to make sure that George felt respected during production, she shared: “I am a really strong advocate of female rage. We’re animals, and there’s a point where somebody just snaps. There’s one scream in that movie, and I am not joking when I tell you that I fought for that scream for three months.”

Anya Taylor-Joy, George Miller

But while there are clear similarities between Charlize and Anya’s experiences, Anya thankfully appeared to have a better connection with her costar Chris Hemsworth than Charlize did with Tom.

Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth

Alluding some more to her arduous experience, Anya concluded her New York Times interview by saying that once she has seen the movie, she isn’t sure if she will “ever be able to watch it again,” adding that she started “sobbing” within “two minutes” of viewing an early cut of the project.

Anya Taylor-Joy in an elegant jacket with lace details and a deep neckline, wearing a pearl necklace
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