Charlize Theron 'heartbroken' about Furiosa recasting

Charlize Theron has called being replaced by a young actor for the Mad Max: Fury Road prequel "a little heartbreaking".

In May director George Miller confirmed that a prequel based on Charlize's character, Furiosa, is in the works.

The story will centre on a young Furiosa with the role being recast with a younger actor in her 20s.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the Academy Award winner said the recasting is a "tough one to swallow".

"It's a little heartbreaking, for sure. I really love that character, and I'm so grateful that I had a small part in creating her. She will forever be someone I think of and reflect on fondly."

"Obviously, I would love to see that story continue, and if he feels like he has to go about it this way, then I trust him in that manner," she added.

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Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht (Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, Cover Media)