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Anya Taylor-Joy Has a Shaved Head After All in New ‘Furiosa’ Trailer

Turns out, Anya Taylor-Joy has a shaved head in “Mad Max: Fury Road” prequel “Furiosa.”

The “Queen’s Gambit” star recently told Empire magazine that director George Miller told her to not shave her head for the role; however, in the new trailer, a buzzed cut is boasted by the star, mirroring Charlize Theron’s look as Furiosa for “Fury Road.” Taylor-Joy is almost certainly sporting a wig in the film; we sure haven’t seen her growing back long locks in the time since.

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“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,” Taylor-Joy said of taking over the character from Theron. She also told IndieWire that “Furiosa” was the “dirtiest and the bloodiest” she’s ever been onscreen.

Much of that blood may be from Chris Hemsworth, who plays the warlord Dementus that kidnaps Furiosa as a child. He is the subject of her vengeance years later.

“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 film’s synopsis reads: ” 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.”

Alyla Browne and Tom Burke also star in “Furiosa.”

Oscar winner Miller directs from a script he co-wrote with “Fury Road” scribe Nico Lathouris. “Fury Road’s” behind-the-scenes team returns for “Furiosa,” with first assistant director PJ Voeten and second unit director and stunt coordinator Guy Norris, director of photography Simon Duggan, composer Tom Holkenborg, sound designer Robert Mackenzie, editor Eliot Knapman, visual effects supervisor Andrew Jackson, and colorist Eric Whipp. The team also includes Miller’s other longtime collaborators: production designer Colin Gibson, editor Margaret Sixel, sound mixer Ben Osmo, costume designer Jenny Beavan, and makeup designer Lesley Vanderwalt, each of whom won an Oscar for their work on 2015’s “Fury Road.”

Miller produces the Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures…picture. His longtime producing partner Doug Mitchell is also behind the project under their Australian-based Kennedy Miller Mitchell banner.

“Furiosa” premieres May 24, 2024 in theaters. Check out the latest trailer below — the hair cut comes toward the very end.

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