Anya Taylor-Joy’s first time driving was for insane ‘Furiosa’ stunts
The way they taught me to drive is if I am in a high-intensity chase at all. “
By Nick Romano November 30, 2022 at 07: 11 PM EST
After training for the Mad Max prequel Furiosa, star Anya Taylor-Joy is a bit apprehensive about taking her driver’s test. It’s not that she is uncomfortable behind the wheel; it’s that she may be too comfortable.
During an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, the Last Night in Soho and The Menu actress revealed that her first time driving a car was for stunt training on the vehicular fever dream that is Furiosa.
Host Graham Norton played a video clip that Taylor-Joy had previously posted on Instagram in which she pulls off a handbrake turn that she said is called a “juicy lift 180.” It’s when a driver moves at high speed forward and then pulls the handbrake to spin the car so that it faces the opposite direction.
What’s most bizarre and upsetting is that this is my first time driving a car,” Taylor Joy said after Norton had rolled the clip. “So, I don’t have any license. I can’t parallel park, and I can’t drive on the highway. I still don’t have one, but I can do that. I am assuming that this will be useful at some point. ”
Earlier this year, Taylor-Joy finished principal photography on Furiosa, in which she plays a younger version of Charlize Theron‘s character from the Oscar-winning Fury Road.
” “Thank you to all of the wasteland — those crazies that have run amok up and down this nation,” she wrote in October on Instagram. “The most entertaining, resilient, and talented. It was an honor and a privilege to work with you all… Thank you for making me stronger than I ever imagined. Furianya, fire, blood, and guzzoline. “
Furiosa will also see the Wasteland and a younger version of Immortan Joe in the Citadel as he and Dementus wage war for dominance.
Chris Hemsworth and Tom Burke, the latter replacing Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, also star.
TaylorJoy joked that Norton said, “The way they’ve taught me how to drive now is if it’s a high-intensity chase every time.” So I’m nervous about getting my license. I’m concerned about society. ” Watch Taylor-Joy’s interview.
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