There isn’t a ton of information out there on George Miller’s reboot of the “Mad Max” franchise, “Mad Max: Fury Road”. You know the big names who are going to play the major roles, and that there are going to be a ridiculous (read: wonderful) number of automobiles destroyed onscreen. Aside from that, most of it is hearsay and conjecture at this point.
Australia’s ABC reports that 22-year-old Annabelle Williams, a Gold Coast freestyle swimmer, will serve as Charlize Theron’s stunt double in one fight scene.
Why is this significant? Because Williams is missing half of her left arm. Now you know that Charlize Theron’s character will be missing a portion of her arm as well. While that may not be earthshaking news, it is something, and in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, people are going to be missing some limbs.
In December last year, the producers of the yet-to-be-completed film were looking for an athletic, blonde woman with half an arm to be the stunt double for one of Hollywood’s most glamorous women.
It was a perfect match for Williams, whose left arm ends just below the elbow.
“I got a phone call from one of the people at [the production company] and they said it’s got a $200 million budget. My mum was sitting there and we were just like ‘What?’”
“Then they said that the lead actress was Charlize Theron and I nearly died.”
Williams won a bronze medal in the 2006 Commonwealth Games, and another at the 2008 Paralympics. She was checked out by a James Bond stuntman, and after receiving his blessing, Williams was shipped off to learn Muay Thai and train with an ex-member of the SAS.