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Hoult: I did no driving in Mad Max

Published 16/03/2013|14:01

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Nicholas Hoult admitted he didn't want to do the driving in the Mad Max film

Nicholas Hoult has confessed he didn't do any of his own driving in Mad Max: Fury Road.

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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.

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