Mel Gibson surprised everyone when he attended the premiere for Mad Max: Fury Road on Thursday night, joining British actor Tom Hardy for a few photos.
Hardy had previously revealed that meeting Gibson, whose shoes he was filling in the new movie, was a rather “awkward” experience.
But on Thursday night, the two handsome actors posed together on the red carpet of the premiere.
Mad Max: Fury Road is a remake of the original franchise that starred Mel back in 1979.
The 59-year-old original star looked great in a casual leather jacket and jeans, but did not try to steal Hardy’s thunder.
Tom looked sexy in an Alexander McQueen suit.
The 37-old star said that meeting up with Gibson was a little unnerving.
Hardy told Details Magazine, “I met Mel. I needed to meet Mel purely from a young man’s perspective. I wanted to touch base with the previous Max and just say hello.”
He added, “And is it okay? Because I’m taking on Max, I have to meet Max. It’s awkward. ‘You’re Mad Max. I’m Tommy Hardy, and I’m playing him.’ He was bored with me. He said, ‘All right, buddy, good luck with that.’ Bless him. I made him a bracelet. And then we talked for a couple of hours about all kinds of stuff. I left, and that was that. And then he called up my agent and said, ‘I think you found someone that’s crazier than I am.'”
‘Those kind of heroes, they excite me because they are ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. They are fallible. And when they jump, they’re not sure if they’re going to make it to the other side. And then it doesn’t stop. I mean, Mad Max is really just an old man trying to go home.”
The Mad Max-Fury Road was directed by Australian George Miller. The fourth film will be screened out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival in France ahead of its worldwide release.
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