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Nicholas Hoult stole Liam Cunningham’s dramatic wedding story for Mad Max audition

Published 08/05/2015 | 09:34

Actors Tom Hardy (L) and Nicholas Hoult attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures'
Actors Tom Hardy (L) and Nicholas Hoult attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Mad Max: Fury Road" at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 7, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
(L-R) Actors Mel Gibson, Tom Hardy and Writer/Director/Producer George Miller attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Mad Max: Fury Road" at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 7, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 07: Actors Mel Gibson (L) and Tom Hardy attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Mad Max: Fury Road" at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 7, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 07: Tom Hardy arrives at the "Mad Max: Fury Road" - Los Angeles Premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on May 7, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 07: Actress Charlize Theron (L) and actor Sean Penn attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Mad Max: Fury Road" at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 7, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 07: (L-R) Actors Mel Gibson, Tom Hardy and Writer/Director/Producer George Miller attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Mad Max: Fury Road" at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 7, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
(L-R) Actors Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Tom Hardy attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Mad Max: Fury Road" at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 7, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
AActress Priscilla Presley (L) and musician Navarone Garibaldi attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Mad Max: Fury Road" at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 7, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actress Zoe Kravitz attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Mad Max: Fury Road" at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 7, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actors Tom Hardy (L) and Riley Keough attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Mad Max: Fury Road" at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 7, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
(L-R) Actresses Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Courtney Eaton and Abbey Lee attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Mad Max: Fury Road" at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 7, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actress Courtney Eaton attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Mad Max: Fury Road" at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 7, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Mad Max: Fury Road" at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 7, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actor Mel Gibson attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Mad Max: Fury Road" at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 7, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actress Charlize Theron attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Mad Max: Fury Road" at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 7, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actors Sean Penn (L) and Charlize Theron attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Mad Max: Fury Road" at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 7, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actress Zoe Kravitz attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Mad Max: Fury Road" at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 7, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actors Sean Penn (L) and Charlize Theron attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Mad Max: Fury Road" at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 7, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actress Abbey Lee attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Mad Max: Fury Road" at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 7, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Lisa Marie Presley (L) and musician Michael Lockwood attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Mad Max: Fury Road" at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 7, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Mad Max: Fury Road star Nicholas Hoult has admitted he stole one of Liam Cunningham's yarns in order to impress at his audition.

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The 25-year-old actor was asked to tell a story at the audition so he relayed Game of Thrones star Liam's dramatic wedding story.

The New Zealand Herald reports he said, "The bride got grease on her skirt and they got petrol filtered out of a tank to get this grease off and then they poured it down the toilet.

"She was fine, she went down the aisle. But then the grandad of the family, he liked to smoke a pipe, so he went to the toilet at one point... sat down on the toilet, lit his pipe, had a puff and then threw the match in the toilet and it exploded.

Nicholas Hoult as Nux and Charlize Theron as Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury's Road. Photo: Warner Bros./Village Roadshow Films
Nicholas Hoult as Nux and Charlize Theron as Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury's Road. Photo: Warner Bros./Village Roadshow Films

"He had to be carried out on a stretcher. It was, like, this huge disaster story, and the whole time, like, the casting director was looking around the camera, going, 'No way'.

"I told it as if I was there. I lied."

Hoult bagged the role of Nux in Mad Mad: Fury Road opposite co-stars Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron.

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The stars hit the red carpet last night for the LA premiere of the film, the fourth instalment in the series, directed by George Miller.

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