This ^^ really happened. It’s not a post-apocalyptic fever dream. At last night’s LA premiere of Mad Max: Fury Road, Mel Gibson, George Miller and Tom Hardy posed together on the red carpet. Mind blown! Tom has been open about the fact that he went to Mel personally and asked for his blessing before playing Mad Max. Mel thought Tom was crazy (which is saying a lot), but Mel gave Tom his blessing. And I guess it’s sort of nice that Mel came out for the premiere, to support his friend George Miller and bestow a public blessing on the film.
I’m including some assorted photos from the premiere – I’m actually splitting these pics up into two groups. This post is for “dudes.” There’s Mel, George and Tom, of course. I’m also including pics of Nicholas Hoult (Bedhead’s dream boyfriend after Chunk-Butt) and Jason Momoa with Lisa Bonet. Lisa’s daughter Zoe Kravitz is in the film, so Lisa and Jason came out to support Zoe. And Jason wore a tank top, a leather vest and a tartan shrug. And I would still bang it into oblivion. God, who would you rather: Tom Hardy or Jason Momoa? I really can’t even decide. Drogo versus Mad Max? That’s the Sophie’s Choice of hot men.
What else? Tom’s date for the premiere was not his girlfriend/wife Charlotte Riley, it was his good friend Kelly Marcel, a screenwriter. Hoult looked sort of quiet and he didn’t come with a date (an opening, perhaps, for Bedhead). Sigh… I’m still thinking about Jason and Tom.
Photos courtesy of WENN.