Charlize Theron is throwing it back to one of her most iconic looks of all time. The 44 year old actress took to Twitter on Friday to share a throwback video of herself shaving her head to get into character as Furiosa in the 2015 post-apocalyptic action film, Mad Max: Fury Road.
Theron’s Africa Outreach Project hosted a drive-in screening of the 2015 action movie on Friday night in Los Angeles, which inspired the actress to share the footage of her intense hair transformation.
“In honor of our @CTAOP drive-in screening of #MadMaxFuryRoad tonight, throwing it back to the point of no return with creating Furiosa,” Theron wrote on Twitter alongside the clip. “A huge thank you to @TheGroveLA and @ChadHudsonEvent for making tonight happen! So excited to see this movie on the big screen again.”
“I just had this moment where I was like, ‘I need to shave my head!”
“OK, here we go,” Theron says to herself in the clip. The actress is then seen with clippers in her hand, as she begins to shave her blonde locks. Charlize is all smiles as she lets her hair drop to the floor. Back in 2015, ahead of the film’s release, Theron revealed why she shaved her head for the film and how she couldn’t imagine “having it any other way.”
“I just had this moment where I was like, ‘I need to shave my head! I can’t think about what I’m going to do with my hair in this movie,'” she explained. “‘I’m going to be in the desert. I’m a new mother. Let’s just shave it.’ The next day we did it. I can’t even imagine doing it any other way.”
Charlize is ‘heartbroken’ about the Mad Max: Fury Road Prequel
Although plans are in motion for a prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road, Theron won’t be part of the project, something which the actress recently admitted is “a tough one to swallow.”
“Yeah, it’s a little heartbreaking, for sure,” she confessed. “I really love that character, and I’m so grateful that I had a small part in creating her. She will forever be someone I think of and reflect on fondly.”
“For the longest time, I thought we could just use CGI on Charlize”
Director, George Miller told The New York Times in May that Theron won’t be reprising the role of Furiosa because the movie will follow a younger version of the character.
“For the longest time, I thought we could just use CG de-aging on Charlize, but I don’t think we’re nearly there yet,” Miller said, adding that he’s planning on casting an actress in her twenties instead. “Despite valiant attempts on The Irishman, I think there’s still an uncanny valley. Everyone is on the verge of solving it, particularly Japanese video-game designers, but there’s still a pretty wide valley, I believe.”
The Mad Max franchise began in 1979 with Mad Max, followed by Mad Max 2 in 1981 and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome in 1985. In 2015, Tom Hardy took over as Max from Mel Gibson, who starred in the first three films. Mad Max: Fury Road went on to win six Oscars in 2016.