Charlize Theron revealed she is "not mad about" director George Miller's choosing a younger actor for her role in the upcoming Mad Max prequel Furiosa.
The actor added, "one of the greatest (expletive) actresses [Anya Taylor-Joy] is picking up something that I only imagined."
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar winner also revealed Anya Taylor-Joy didn't reach out to her before taking over her role.
However, she didn't blame her for that, saying, "No, but I get that. It's always tricky."
"Who wants to pick up the phone and say, 'Hey, we're going to go do this without you.' No one wants to do that. So, I get that," Theron said. "And I love George. I know I'll talk to him again. I think it was just too hard."
"One of the greatest (expletive) actresses is picking up something that I only imagined," she said about Taylor Joy.
At the New York City premiere of The Menu, Taylor-Joy spoke to PEOPLE saying she would like to sit down with Theron and talk all about filming the prequel movie one day.
"Charlize was sweet enough — I think both of us ended up in a situation where we were so respectful of each other that we didn't want to reach out prior [to filming]," Taylor-Joy said.
"The second it was over, once this press tour is over, we're having dinner, and we're going to swap war stories for sure."
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