George Miller’s Method Made Furiosa Filming Unique, Says Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth shared insights into his experience filming “Furiosa” during a panel at CCXP23 in Brazil, highlighting the distinctive approach of director George Miller as a defining factor. Hemsworth revealed that Miller’s method was meticulously detailed, leaving minimal room for deviation or multiple takes. Unlike typical action movies where experimentation and improvisation are common in crafting sequences, Hemsworth noted the stringent precision in Miller’s direction.

The actor emphasized the difference in Miller’s approach, mentioning how in most action films, there’s a lot of exploration, trial, and multiple options to ensure impressive sequences, often leading to exhaustive work. However, working with Miller felt refreshing because every frame had a deliberate purpose. Hemsworth stressed that each frame served the larger picture, contributing to a cohesive narrative and character development. He described it as an exhaustive but fulfilling process, with every aspect playing a pivotal role in supporting the film’s journey and narrative.

Additionally, Hemsworth delved into his character, Dementus, in “Furiosa,” portraying him as a violent, brutal persona with a manipulative charisma. He explained that Dementus embodies a “kill or be killed” mentality, ruling with an iron fist, showcasing traits reflective of his survival instincts. This portrayal suggests a complex character with a menacing demeanor yet an underlying motivation rooted in self-preservation.

“Furiosa” stars Anya Taylor-Joy as the young Furiosa, originally portrayed by Charlize Theron in “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Alongside Hemsworth, the cast includes Alyla Browne and Tom Burke. The film, produced by George Miller and Doug Mitchell, delves into Furiosa’s origins but is presented as a standalone story separate from its predecessor, “Fury Road.”