Anya Taylor-Joy Isn't Letting Her Lack Of A Driver's License Stop Her From Playing Mad Max's Furiosa

Valhalla awaits us all, and based on the latest news about "Furiosa," it's closer than we think. George Miller's much-anticipated follow-up to "Mad Max: Fury Road" has just wrapped production in Australia, meaning it's on track to careen into theaters in 2024. The prequel film is set to follow the titular heroine, war captain Furiosa, who eventually turns against the wasteland tyrant Immortan Joe. But before any of that goes down, Furiosa must live out her origin story: being snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and surviving life with the great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus (Chris Hemsworth).

Finding someone to fill a role originated by Charlize Theron could not have been easy, but Miller clearly knocked it out of the park when he set his sights on Anya Taylor-Joy. The young actress has been on the rise since she first appeared in 2015's "The Witch," and has consistently dazzled audiences in every role since. She's certainly got the acting chops to follow in Theron's footsteps and honestly, what more do we need in a Furiosa? Besides, I guess, the ability to drive. In which case it might surprise you to learn that Anya Taylor-Joy can't (legally) drive

While chatting with IndieWire, the actress revealed, "I don't actually have a license." But that minor detail aside, nothing could stop her from getting behind the wheel on a movie set:

"I can't [drive] on a highway and I can't parallel park, but if you need me to do a juicy 180 in a truck, I can do that and not hit the camera people, which is great. Eventually, I will be in a place long enough to get a driver's license, and then I'll be really happy, because then I can play."

Furiosa vs The DMV

Imagine thinking that you've climbed into a car driven by award-winning actress Anya Taylor-Joy only to realize that the person behind the wheel is the battle-hardened apocalypse survivor, Furiosa? This is the bleak fate that awaits one unlucky (or extremely lucky) DMV worker. "That's the other thing," Joy said in the same interview. "If a driving instructor gets in a car with me, all I know how to do is crazy stunt driving." Valhalla awaits absolutely anyone who happens to be on site that day because there's no way that Furiosa can be contained by traffic laws.

Despite those plans to get a license, Joy added that she can't imagine finding a car that lives up to the expectations set by "Furiosa": "In terms of first cars, I think I'm quite spoiled in the fact that they were built by the 'Mad Max' art department." Do you think anyone would notice if she snagged a car as an end-of-production present? 

Whether or not she leaves with a car, Joy has big plans to continue her stunt driving days elsewhere — which is great news for movies, and terrifying news for whoever gets tasked with testing her. Joy said:

"I'm planning on getting my stunt driver's then I'll be able to do all of my driving in all films, which would be great. But I fear for the poor man or woman that is taking the test with me, because gentle, I am not."

"Furiosa" is currently slated to hit theaters on May 24, 2024.