Hoult: I did no driving in Mad Max
Published 16/03/2013 | 13:56
Nicholas Hoult has confessed he didn't do any of his own driving in Mad Max: Fury Road.
The Jack The Giant Slayer star plays a driver called Nux in George Miller's fourth instalment of the series, starring Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy as Max.
The films are set in a post-apocalyptic world where fuel is currency and motorcycle gangs cause terror, but Nicholas admitted he was too scared to do any of the driving himself.
He revealed: "I got to ride a bike at one point, but the driving was so technical and there were so many vehicles going around.
"At first I was like 'I can drive! I can drive!' I drove my own car in practice, so I would know what it would be like and so I could handle it, but not to the level of the stunt guys.
"And I wouldn't have wanted to do it! I would have messed it up. I would have hurt someone."
Nicholas added: "The scale of the movie is massive, and to be any part of that is a treat. The things that I saw happening on set, stunt-wise and visually were phenomenal, and George Miller was really a treat to work with."
:: Nicholas Hoult stars in Jack The Giant Slayer, which opens in cinemas on Friday March 22.