The Reason For Tom Hardy And Charlize Theron's Mad Max Beef, According to Zoe Kravitz

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One of the most surprising critical darlings of 2015 was George Miller's explosive Mad Max: Fury Road. Starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, Fury Road went on to the one of the biggest financial successes of the year, while also picking up some award nominations along the way. But while the release of the film was massively successful, it wasn't all rainbows and sunshine on set. Theron and Hardy have been long rumored to have had a feud while working on Mad Max, and now their co-star Zoe Kravitz has opened up about the main issue. And it turns out that the unforgiving nature of the set was likely a key factor in the duo's not so dynamic relationship.

Zoe Kravitz recently appeared alongside Ilana Glazer on Watch What Happens Live! in order to promote their new comedy Rough Night. Host Andy Cohen took caller questions during their show, where a fan asked about the feud between Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. Kravitz elaborated a bit on the situation, saying:

They didn't get along. We were also in the desert for so long. I think everyone was tired, and confused, and homesick. We saw nothing but sand for six months. You go crazy, you do. I actually don't know if there was one issue. I just think it was like they weren't vibing.

Sometimes it's as simple as two different personalities and six months in a desert. We've all been there, right?

Hollywood feuds are strangely satisfying for audiences, who get to see some vulnerability from celebrities. Oodles of people have one or two co-workers that they simply don't get along with, so why should actors being any different? And if you were stuck working in close proximity with those work foes for months at a time, it makes sense that any small annoyances would suddenly become a chasm of divide.

Zoe Kravitz as Toast in Mad MAx

Following rumors of the lead actors' feud, Charlize Theron actually got candid about how Tom Hardy was simply not easy to work with on Mad Max: Fury Road. In earlier interviews about the subject, Theron laughed off their feud, saying that she'd heard plenty of actors express that Hardy was easy to work with, and that perhaps the logistics of their roles and setting may have affected him.

Then again, not every pair of actors needs to be best friends. Their lack of a relationship certainly didn't negatively affect the film itself, as Mad Max: Fury Road is massively popular to this day.

You can currently catch Zoe Kravitz in Rough Night, in theaters today.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.