*EUR was On The Scene at the Hollywood premiere of “MadMax: Fury Road” starring Charlize Theron, Zoe Kravitz, and Tom Hardy.
EUR: FURY ROAD is one big epic, well choreographed car chase, with great attention to detail….Why do people love a good car chase?
Nathan Jones (plays Rictus Erectus): It’s insane vehicles…smashing, crashing and fight scenes! That’s what we want to watch to get away from reality. Just escape and have a great time.
EUR: Where there any moments you thought you would get hurt?
Nathan Jones: There were a few, I was caught on fire. I was operating the flamethrower and the fuel line broke and it was spraying all over me. It had 1600 horsepower and the engine’s rubbing on me. But the stunt guy cut me off the harness and we got off the vehicle before it ignited.
EUR: What was it like filming with Tom Hardy (plays Mad Max)?
Nathan Jones: He’s awesome to work with, he’s quick thinking, has really good eye-hand coordination and didn’t mind taking a few hits. He actually got some hits in which surprised me because most actors are scared to even touch me. No blood was drawn though it was just a few bruises.
EUR: Mad Max:Fury Road isn’t a damsels in distress movie. Talk about the new female road warrior characters.
George Miller (Writer, Director, Producer): We got Imperator Furiosa an action hero! Strong female characters are a part of the story.
Hugh Keasys-Byrne (plays Immortan Joe): Girls are…all I know is if they weren’t here, we’d be done. We’d be over. I reckon they hold up half the world and they do not have enough.
Nathan Jones: It’s not just a guy movie it’s for women as well. It’s got some really strong women characters. I think everyone will be very pleased.
EUR: How does it feel to be a part of a film that relied on old school practical effects – in an era of heavy CG (Computer generated imagery) use?
Hugh Keasys-Byrne: Very cool! I’m very much in awe with most of the boys and girls who acted without CG. They’re really the heroes.
“Mad Max: Fury Road” rips into theaters May 15th. Click here for local showtimes.