Anya Taylor-Joy Is Getting Emotionally And Physically Stronger To Prep For Furiosa

Though we're going to have to wait (entirely too long) to see how she pulls it off, "The Queen's Gambit" star Anya Taylor-Joy opened up about how she has been preparing for her role as Furiosa in the "Mad Max: Fury Road" prequel of the same title. She told Entertainment Weekly during a chat with her "Last Night in Soho" costar Thomasin McKenzie published on October 25: "[Director] George [Miller] is incredibly generous and so passionate. I love working with him already. He's just the best. I think my preparation is just about becoming strong enough to be able to carry this... The post Anya Taylor-Joy is Getting Emotionally and Physically Stronger to Prep for Furiosa appeared first on /Film.

Anya Taylor-Joy Is Getting Emotionally And Physically Stronger To Prep For Furiosa

Though we're going to have to wait (entirely too long) to see how she pulls it off, "The Queen's Gambit" star Anya Taylor-Joy opened up about how she has been preparing for her role as Furiosa in the "Mad Max: Fury Road" prequel of the same title. She told Entertainment Weekly during a chat with her "Last Night in Soho" costar Thomasin McKenzie published on October 25:

"[Director] George [Miller] is incredibly generous and so passionate. I love working with him already. He's just the best. I think my preparation is just about becoming strong enough to be able to carry this film. That's what it is. It's emotional strength, it's physical strength, it's mental strength. I cannot wait. I'm so excited. It wouldn't be 'Mad Max,' if there were not vehicles of some sort.

Interestingly enough, it was recently revealed that Taylor-Joy only got the opportunity to play the younger Charlize Theron in the spin-off because of her upcoming role in Edgar Wright's '60s horror-thriller.

"I'd known about Anya but I'd never seen her in a film until I saw her in 'Soho,'" the Australian director recently told the "Scott Pilgrim vs.​​ The World" filmmaker during a conversation for Empire magazine in September. "And I remember thinking, 'Gee, she's interesting.' I started to say to you, 'I'm looking for someone to cast as Furiosa,' and I barely got the sentence out before you said, 'Don't go any further, she's great, she's gonna be huge. She's fantastic to work with.' You were so emphatic about it."

The legendary filmmaker — who is as well known for the Mad Max series now as he is for directing the children's animated film "Happy Feet" — went on to audition Taylor-Joy virtually over Zoom. Needless to say, she killed it.

"I said to her, 'I'd like you to do a very simple test, which is read something to camera. And it was the speech from 'Network.' The 'I'm mad as hell' speech. Apart from the brilliance of the writing, it's a piece that can be done to camera. It doesn't need an acting partner. Anya did one version, which was really good. Then I gave her just a couple of simple notes about intention and she just absolutely nailed [it]. I think it was done on an iPhone. I sent it to the studio. I explained why I thought she was right for the role. I said I was really happy to talk about it but it was so persuasive that we didn't need to talk. The studio said, 'Tick.'"

What Do We Know About Furiosa So Far?

Unfortunately, not enough. This movie couldn't come any sooner, y'all. The film was originally set to premiere in June 2023, but it has since been pushed back to be released over the Memorial Day holiday weekend in May 2024. Production is set to begin in New South Wales in 2022 — and it is expected to be the biggest film production to ever take place in Australia. It is said to even outdo Miller's epic "Fury Road" shoot, which started in 2012 and ran through 2013.

Taylor-Joy will play the titular role and be joined by Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in the supporting cast.

In October 2020, the "Witch" actress revealed that she knew she had major shoes to fill in this role. "I fell in love with Furiosa because of the way Charlize presented her," Taylor-Joy said while appearing on MTV's "Happy Sad Confused" podcast. "She did such an incredible job. It was so beautiful. I can't even think about trying to step into her shoes. It has to be something different because it just can't be done."

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Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City: Meet Claire Redfield

The "Resident Evil" series is home to some of horror video game's very best female protagonists. Claire Redfield is mostly known as a character and protagonist in "Resident Evil 2," "Resident Evil — Code Veronica," and "Resident Evil: Revelations 2" in the canonical games (as well as a few non-canonical spin-off games), but was also played by Ali Larter in Paul W.S. Anderson's "Resident Evil" film series. Now, Kaya Scodelario ("Crawl," "The Maze Runner," "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile") is donning the red leather jacket, and starring as Claire Redfield in Johannes Roberts ("47 Meters Down") reboot of the franchise, starting with "Resident Evil:... The post Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City: Meet Claire Redfield appeared first on /Film.

Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City: Meet Claire Redfield

The "Resident Evil" series is home to some of horror video game's very best female protagonists. Claire Redfield is mostly known as a character and protagonist in "Resident Evil 2," "Resident Evil — Code Veronica," and "Resident Evil: Revelations 2" in the canonical games (as well as a few non-canonical spin-off games), but was also played by Ali Larter in Paul W.S. Anderson's "Resident Evil" film series. Now, Kaya Scodelario ("Crawl," "The Maze Runner," "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile") is donning the red leather jacket, and starring as Claire Redfield in Johannes Roberts ("47 Meters Down") reboot of the franchise, starting with "Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City."

To celebrate the upcoming release of the new movie, Sony Pictures Entertainment is releasing video vignettes of each character from the film to give fans a little sneak peak of how the characters will be presented in the films that offer fans of the games a chance to see differences, and those who've never played the games a first-look introduction. "Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City" focuses on a zombie outbreak that has been unleashed as a result of the corrupt and evil Umbrella Corporation who once called Raccoon City home. Claire is said to be the film's main protagonist, replacing the fictional "Alice" created by Paul W.S. Anderson and played by Milla Jovovich in the initial film franchise. Check out the first of the vignettes below, with Sony kicking things off with Claire Redfield.

Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City Featurette

When Claire is introduced in "Resident Evil 2," her main goal is to return to the Midwest town of Raccoon City and find her missing brother Chris, an officer in the Raccoon City Special Tactics and Rescue Service (S.T.A.R.S.). Upon arrival, she finds the city overrun by zombies and joins forces with rookie cop, Leon S. Kennedy, to find her brother and escape Raccoon City alive. As Roberts explains in the video, "In our story, Claire Redfield is a runaway from Raccoon City," He continues, "She's run away because she feels something was very wrong there. Now, she's coming back to tell her brother some very important information."

"Claire is a rounded character, she has her own journey, she isn't just there to shoot guns," says Scodelario. "I love how rebellious she is ... she's an absolute badass." 

Something that has always made Claire stand out from many of the "Resident Evil" protagonists is that she wasn't a S.T.A.R.S. member or a trained fighter, but instead someone who succeeds on pure survival instinct and adapting to the situations put in front of her. Put your hair up and square up, Claire.

"Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City" hits theaters on November 24, 2021.

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