“Charlize Theron heartbroken about not playing Furiosa in the prequel” links

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  1. Guest with Cat says:

    Eh I’m not a fan of Charlize or the movies but I dont see why they can let male actors play younger versions of themselves in prequels (Orlando Bloom as Legolas immediately comes to mind and no i wasn’t fooled. He looked older and stockier) but letting a woman do the same is out of thw question. Except for ScarJo who gets away with everything for some reason. But she won’t when she hits 40. Charlize doesn’t look so far gone that they can’t do something with her like they did with Paul Reubens for the last Peewee movie.

    • Humbugged says:

      How was Orlando older and stockier in a year

      • Korra says:

        I think she was referring to how Orlando Bloom looked in the LOTR trilogy versus how he looked in the Hobbit trilogy, which were a good decade apart.

    • clomo says:

      I like her acting and agreee. Mel did a good job with the first 3, they need a good song woman to make that roll one. I don’t know why the story had to make her younger at all, there are no books so why not just have the story set at Charlizes age now? Fu Hollywood and your youth obsession, they want the next It Girl and it sucks.

  2. Coco says:

    JK Rowling is TERFles all the way down.

  3. Erin says:

    Yikes, this kind of hurts me too. It feels a little harsh to think that women’s looks are so important and central that George Miller doesn’t think the movie or audience could see past a 44 y/o (who looks much younger anyways) as someone in their 20s. I’m 39 and folks usually think I’m in my 20s. It’s not such a huge stretch and feels frustrating that we can’t be expected to make that mental leap as an audience.

    • Korra says:

      I think what I find frustrating is not exploring Furiosa in other sequels and leveraging Theron’s star power and strong performance around the character to build a franchise. THEN, if the franchise was successful, consider doing a prequel with a younger version of the character. Audiences clearly liked the late 30-something version of the character, so why not continue with what already worked, instead of rushing to tell some origin story that perhaps might not even resonate with audiences with a younger actress who likely doesn’t have the gravitas of Theron?

      • SomeChick says:

        Because there is no story arc. They don’t know where it would go next. A prequel comes with a lot of structure. What are the survivors going to do with the new reality? Much easier to do a Mandalorian on the original material.

      • North of Boston says:

        That’s a failure of imagination and writing, not an issue with the actor or the character.

    • bettyrose says:

      I know. F**K , if Charlize doesn’t meet the criteria for being appealing regardless of age, who TF does? It wouldn’t take much CGI for me to believe her as a 20 something. But I’m just a woman of the same age as Charlize who probably makes more than a typical 19 year old male movie goer, so why should my spending ability matter to Hollywood?

      • Turtledove says:

        My thoughts exactly, Bettyrose. If they won’t do it for Charlize, then the rest of of swamp witches might as well go dig our holes now.

        So enraging.

        Yet there is currently a movie out where a 34 year old Amanda Seyfried plays a 62 year old Kevin Bacon’s love interest.

        Look Kevin Bacon is pretty great, but she is still HALF his age. And Charlize looks younger than her years and better than most…so…

  4. SM says:

    It is a fantasy world, so factual accuracy is clearly not an issue here. And Charlize owned that character. Her statement is self explanatory as well: Obviously, I would love to see that story continue, and if he feels like he has to go about it this way, then I trust him in that manner”.

  5. Lori says:

    Loving unsolved mysteries

  6. anp says:

    She is an excellent actress.

  7. Charlize legit looks 30. That’s bullshit. I’m a fx artist and with make up you could easily make her look younger without CGI.

  8. Emily says:

    Imagine having the money and audacity to consult a lawyer over something as sensible as wearing a mask. She totally went there to make a scene.

  9. Michael says:

    Why could they not make a sequel to Furiousa with Chalize and have a flashback using a younger actress? Seems like a good cheat to me

  10. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Don Lemon ran circles around Terry Crews’ dumba$$