Mad Max: Fury Road Images Show Gal Gadot & Zoë Kravitz At Auditions
Newly-released images show photos of Gal Gadot auditioning for the role of Furiosa for Mad Max: Fury Road, as well as Zoe Kravitz for her part.
Newly-released images reveal Gal Gadot and Zoe Kravitz at their auditions for Mad Max: Fury Road. Helmed by George Miller, who directed all of the previous Mad Max films, Fury Road was a follow-up/soft reboot of the franchise, which starred Charlize Theron as Furiosa and Tom Hardy as Mad Max aka Max Rockatansky. The 2015 actioner also starred Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Zoë Kravitz, and Hugh Keays-Byrne. The film went on to be a massive hit with critics and audiences, despite being fraught with multiple production delays and on-set controversies.
Initially, original star Mel Gibson was going to return to the role for Mad Max: Fury Road, but continued delays took him out of the running, prompting Miller to find a new Mad Max for the film. Meanwhile, the other key role was for Furiosa, which would be a co-lead in the film and a substantial challenge for whoever took it. Multiple names were courted for the role, including Angelina Jolie, Jessica Chastain, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ruth Negga, and Gal Gadot, who nearly got the part.
In his new book Blood, Sweat & Chrome: The While & True Story of Mad Max: Fury Road, Kyle Buchanan revealed that Gadot’s audition for Furiosa was incredible (according to Miller’s casting director, Ronna Kress), but that her age was an issue when casting against Immorten Joe’s wives. In a new series of tweets to promote his book, Buchanan shared the audition photo of Gadot in London in 2009, as well as that of Kravitz, who nabbed the role of Toast The Knowing in the film. Buchanan notes that Kravitz tested opposite Jeremy Renner, who was in contention for the role of Max, which ultimately went to Tom Hardy. Check out the tweets below: