It’s no secret that the fights between Max and Furiosa in “Mad Max: Fury Road” were a case of art imitating life. Stars Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron both admitted to feuding while filming the Oscar-winning film in the desert, and their co-star, Zoe Kravitz, just confirmed it got ugly.
Kravitz appeared this week on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” to promote her new film, “Rough Night,” and was asked about the tensions between Theron and Hardy.
“Yeah…They didn’t get along,” she said. “I actually don’t know if it was one issue. I just think they weren’t vibing.” Kravitz compared the experience to “summer camp”: “At some point, everyone has, like, some kind of issue with somebody ’cause it’s just the way people are.”
Kravitz also noted that just like Max and the Wastelanders, the Namibian desert had a way of driving the cast and crew mad.
“We were also in the desert for so long. I think everyone was tired and confused and homesick and we saw nothing but sand for six months. It’s just — you go crazy. You do.”
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Theron confirmed the feud during an interview with the Wall Street Journal last year, but also said she felt the film was better for it.
“Maybe the movie is what it is because we struggled so much with each other, and those characters had to struggle so much with each other,” she said. “If we were chum-chum, maybe the movie would have been 10 times worse.”
Director George Miller agreed: “When they first meet each other, they’re trying to kill each other. As the two characters come together out of necessity and rather reluctantly, they have to find a degree of trust. And to some extent that was the trajectory of their relationship as well.”
Kravitz’s latest film, “Rough Night,” is in theaters now. Watch her interview with Andy Cohen in the video above.