As reported by Variety, Hoult recalls filming a difficult fight scene alongside Theron inside a tractor. “I knew I really got there as an actor when there was a scene where you spat in my face,” Hoult told Theron. “I think I asked politely, ‘Do you mind if I spit back? ”
Talk about a spit plug! This kind of intense on-set camaraderie was also evident in an on-set feud between Theron and her co-star Tom Hardy. Stuntwoman Dayna Grant recently spoke about the film’s “uplifting” atmosphere and the actor rivalry during filming. Grant revealed that the Theron-Hardy feud was evident from the early stages of production, forcing a separation in the way the action scenes were choreographed.
“We knew from the start,” Grant said. “We knew from the start that this was happening when we were doing the choreography of the fight… there was tension then. So we were told what was going on. And we were just told to try to make it work as much as possible which was difficult because usually you’re all in a big group and working together when we were a little apart.
Theron appropriated the feud in an interview with The New York Times published in May, saying, “I didn’t have enough empathy to really, really understand how he must have felt to get under his skin. by Mel Gibson. It’s frightening! And I think because of my own fear, we put up walls to protect ourselves instead of saying, “This is scary for you, and it’s scary for me too.” Let’s be nice to each other. In a strange way, we functioned like our characters: it was all about survival.