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Anya Taylor-Joy Has 30 Lines Of Dialogue In Furiosa

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga won't give Anya Taylor-Joy's lead character a lot of lines, but she'll have a lot of action.


Charlize Theron's Furiosa wasn't overly talkative in Mad Max: Fury Road in 2015, but her successor, Anya Taylor-Joy, will have even less to say in the upcoming prequel film, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga. The new movie will chronicle 15 years of Furiosa's life as she transforms from a captive into a warrior. But Furiosa will only have 30 lines of dialogue in the entire two-and-a-half-hour film--though she manages to still be quite expressive, as our Furiosa review notes.

That info came from The Telegraph's feature on director George Miller, who explained his philosophy that dialogue slows things down when a film's pace should be going at full speed. He also shared his appreciation for the classic silent films of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, which didn't need words to be understood. "[Alfred] Hitchcock defined as movies where they don't have to read the subtitles when they're screened in Japan."

Miller also shed some light on the 15-minute action sequence in Furiosa that took 78 days to film. The scene in question is Furiosa's first road war as her vehicle is pursued by bandits on "flame-propelled parachutes, hang-gliders and kites." And the sequence wasn't achieved through CGI trickery.

"We had to work out how to do it for real," said Miller. "Because the brain is very good at gauging physics. If the movements of those vehicles aren't totally genuine, your audience is far less likely to buy into anything else."

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga will hit theaters on May 24.

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