‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Star Nicholas Hoult Knew He’d Made it as an Actor When Charlize Theron Spat in His Face

Five years later “Mad Max: Fury Road” is the gift that keeps on giving.

With a Furiosa spinoff prequel on the way and continued play in best-of-the-decade lists, George Miller’s Oscar-winning 2015 action epic has stayed firmly in the cultural imagination.

The film was toasted once again Friday night at a special drive-in screening in Los Angeles, with Kyle Buchanan of The New York Times moderating a Q&a with stars Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult.As reported by Variety, Hoult recalled filming one challenging fight scene alongside Theron inside of a tractor.

“I knew I really arrived as an actor when there was a scene when you spat in my face,” Hoult told Theron.

“I think I asked politely, ‘Do you mind if I spit back?’”Talk about a spit take! That kind of intense camaraderie on the set was also evident in an on-set feuding between Theron and co-star Tom Hardy.

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