Mad Max: Fury Road Almost Had A Different Imperator Furiosa

Credit: Warner Brothers

Mad Max: Fury Road was easily the best film to come out of 2015. From its gorgeous visuals to its insane stunts to the badass cast of women at the helm, most fans are still gaga for it.

Especially for the ever badass Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) who absolutely owned the screen.

In an alternate universe though, Furiosa would have looked a little different. Maybe a little more Wonder-ful?

Terrible jokes aside, Gal Gadot revealed in The Hollywood Reporter‘s Awards Chatter podcast that she almost played Furiosa.

“I was runner-up for Mad Max with Charlize [Theron].”

Gadot revealed that this happened often in her career. She would lose the parts to an actor with better name recognition.

“I had so many almosts for big, great things. But I was never big enough of a name. It was always me and the big name [actress]. By then, I was married and I already had my first daughter, and going back and forth from Israel, and dragging everyone with me, and trying and feeling the pressure of ‘I’m coming here, now I’ve gotta book something! I’ve gotta get a role in something because we’re here.'”

I think it’s safe to say that Gadot has done pretty well for herself since losing the role to Theron. There are no hard feelings for her part, especially since they are connected. Not just because of Mad Max, but also due to director Patty Jenkins. (Theron played Aileen Wuornos in Jenkins’ Monster.)

“And Charlize, I love. It’s funny, because we have Patty Jenkins in common. I have a few things [in common] with her.”

Since Jenkins is more than likely returning to Wonder Woman 2, could we be seeing Theron and Gadot on the big screen together? God that will be cool. Maybe we can make it an Atomic Blonde nod as well.

Bec Heim

Senior Editor at 4YE
Rebecca "Bec" Heim is the Senior Editor for 4YE. She has a BA in English Literature from the University of Scranton. She also has an MA in Film-Radio-Television from Syracuse University and an MFA in Screenwriting from Boston University. She enjoys reading through her ever growing mountain of books, talking way too much about superheroes, and trying to reach transcendental state.
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