Anya Taylor-Joy Has 30 Lines Of Dialogue In Furiosa

Charlize Theron’s Furiosa wasn’t overly talkative in Mad Max: Fury Road in 2015, but her successor, Anya Taylor-Joy, will have even less to say in the upcoming prequel film, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga. The new movie will chronicle 15 years of Furiosa’s life as she transforms from a captive into a warrior. But Furiosa will only have 30 lines of dialogue in the entire two-and-a-half-hour film.

That info came from The Telegraph‘s feature on director George Miller, who explained his philosophy that dialogue slows things down when a film’s pace should be going at full speed. He also shared his appreciation for the classic silent films of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, which didn’t need words to be understood. “[Alfred] Hitchcock defined as movies where they don’t have to read the subtitles when they’re screened in Japan.”

Miller also shed some light on the 15-minute action sequence in Furiosa that took 78 days to film. The scene in question is Furiosa’s first road war as her vehicle is pursued by bandits on “flame-propelled parachutes, hang-gliders and kites.” And the sequence wasn’t achieved through CGI trickery.

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