Nicholas Hoult: Filming Mad Max: Fury Road was like being on the moon

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 May 2015
Nicholas Hoult

Nicholas Hoult

British star Nicholas Hoult has revealed he felt like he was "on the moon" while filming 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Nicholas Hoult felt like he was "on the moon" while filming 'Mad Max: Fury Road'.

The 25-year-old actor, who stars alongside Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron in the new sci-fi movie, has revealed how filming 'Mad Max' in Namibia in South Africa made it a unique experience.

He explained to Time Out London magazine: "It felt like you were on the moon most days. It's an isolated place, and literally 360 degrees around you, all you could see was the horizon and heat shimmer.

"Then a crew of about 700 people would roll in from nowhere and spend the day driving an armada of vehicles around, blowing stuff up. A lot of the time blockbuster movies are very safe and even though I'm in it, I think this is one of the most original things I've seen.

"You felt that on set - you'd turn up in this stark landscape with all these incredible creations all around."

Meanwhile, Nicholas - who's set to star in 'X-Men: Apocalypse' in 2016 - recently revealed he'd like to continue with the franchise, even though he's only committed to one more movie.

He said: "This is the last one I'm signed up for.

"The first one did so well and [X-Men: Days of Future Past] got received so brilliantly. I have a good time playing [Beast] so I'd keep making them."

Mad Max: Fury Road

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • US / Australia
  • 2h
  • 15
  • Directed by: George Miller
  • Written by: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nico Lathouris
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz, Abbey Lee, Riley Keough, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
  • UK release: 15 May 2015

Reluctant hero Max (Hardy) is drawn into helping Imperator Furiosa (Theron, excellent), who's liberated a group of sexually enslaved women and is being pursued for her trouble by the grotesque Immortan Joe (Keays-Byrne). Precision-executed lunacy, a brilliantly feminist 'western on wheels' with a generous helping of heart.