Chris Hemsworth on The Project

Chris Hemsworth reveals just how insane his prosthetics are in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

"By the time you look in the mirror you're like, 'I don't recognize this individual'"

Chris Hemsworth plays super-villain Dementus in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, but you might not know it at first glance, thanks to his extensive prosthetics.

Chris and his co-star Anya Taylor-Joy joined The Project on May 1 to chat about the upcoming movie, and what went into making it.

Chris joked that it was Anya’s idea for him to don a prosthetic nose, and explained the extensive makeup and special effects work he had on his face.

Chris Hemsworth in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga. Warner Bros. Pictures.

“I’ve got a nose, I’ve got teeth, I’ve got contact lenses,” he listed. “The film spans across 15 or 20 years, so there’s age makeup and glue and all sorts of things.”

The Australian-born movie star explained that he embraced the prosthetics, and said that the idea of reimagining yourself is why he decided to be an actor.

“The reason I wanted to be an actor is the fantasy, the adventure, the transportation into another world and another space,” he said.

“This was that did to the furthest extent that I’ve ever had the opportunity to do. I sit in makeup chairs for three or four hours and get transformed and by the time you look in the mirror you’re like, ‘I don’t recognize this individual’ so it’s a little easier to sort of step into the role,” he added.

Chris Hemsworth in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga. Warner Bros. Pictures.

Chris Hemsworth’s role in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

Chris plays the role of Dementus in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, which is a prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road. In the movie, he faces off against Furiosa, played by Anya.

He was photographed filming the new flick way back in 2022, and the shots had fans shocked by his use of heavy facial prosthetics.

At a CCXP event in Mexico, Chris confirmed that he’d be playing a villainous role in the new film.

“He’s [a] violent, insane, brutal person that is born from the wasteland. He’s a product of his environment. There’s an intensity to him… he has been birthed into a space where it’s kill or be killed and he has learned to rule with an iron fist. There’s a charisma to him and it’s a very manipulative charisma,” he said.

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga premieres in cinemas on May 24, 2024.

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