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Anya Taylor-Joy Teases “Furiosa: A Mad Max” “Saga” Prequel at 2024 Oscars: 'Those Movies Invite a Certain Kind of Chaos’

The actress, 27, talked about the "kinship" she feels with all former 'Mad Max' stars as she teased the prequel film

<p>Kevin Mazur/Getty</p> Anya Taylor-Joy attends the 96th Annual Academy Awards on March 10, 2024 in Hollywood

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Anya Taylor-Joy attends the 96th Annual Academy Awards on March 10, 2024 in Hollywood

Anya Taylor-Joy is ready for the world to bring audiences back into the Wasteland.

The actress, 27, couldn’t contain her excitement about her upcoming Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga as she chatted with Laverne Cox on the red carpet ahead of the 2024 Academy Awards.

"I think those movies just invite in a certain kind of chaos,” she said on the Live from E!: The Oscars red carpet pre-show of the franchise, which also includes 1979's Mad Max, 1981's The Road Warrior, 1985's Beyond Thunderdome and and 2016's Fury Road.

The stories also invite “a certain kind of crazy person” to take them on, she quipped, before sharing that she feels a deep bond to the many actors who have starred in the franchise before.

“So I feel a deep kinship with anyone who’s been out in the Wasteland in any of the films. We’re just — we’re a family,” Taylor-Joy said, adding that all Mad Max alums are “forged in the fire” together.

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Among the starry actors who have previously lived in the Wasteland include Mel Gibson, who led the film’s first three movies, as well as Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, who were the stars of Fury Road alongside Zoë Kravtiz and Nicholas Hoult.

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In Furiosa, Taylor-Joy stars as a younger version of Theron’s title character, and the film reveals her origin story. According to an official synopsis, "As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus."

The synopsis continues, "Sweeping through the Wasteland, they come across the Citadel presided over by The Immortan Joe. While the two Tyrants war for dominance, Furiosa must survive many trials as she puts together the means to find her way home."

<p>Mike Coppola/Getty</p> Anya Taylor-Joy attends the 96th Annual Academy Awards on March 10, 2024 in Hollywood, California

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Anya Taylor-Joy attends the 96th Annual Academy Awards on March 10, 2024 in Hollywood, California

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The Queen’s Gambit star previously told IndieWire she was the “dirtiest and the bloodiest I have ever been” while filming the movie, which stars Chris Hemsworth as a villain.

"I’ve been on a different planet for the last seven months,” she continued of filming in Australia, which took place in 2022. “I think I need to sit down and attempt to try and digest what’s happened over the last seven months.”

<p>Getty Images</p> Anya Taylor-Joy attends the 96th Annual Academy Awards on March 10, 2024 in Hollywood, California

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Anya Taylor-Joy attends the 96th Annual Academy Awards on March 10, 2024 in Hollywood, California

Taylor-Joy also officially got Theron’s blessing to play the younger version of the character she originated, she revealed in Empire’s first look at the film.

“She’s been so classy and kind in letting me go and do it,” Taylor-Joy said of Theron, 48. “But I feel very lucky that, from the second I read the script, I just knew this person. I felt so fiercely protective over Furiosa, and fiercely protective of her interests.”

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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga hits theaters May 24.

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