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Charlize Theron Drops Never-Before-Seen Mad Max: Fury Road Photos

It's been five years since Mad Max: Fury Road roared into the world, instantly cementing itself as one of the most audacious and enjoyable action movies of all time. Thanks to some excellent retrospectives and the exciting news that George Miller will be directing a prequel film (via NME), fans have been giving the movie lots of love for its anniversary.

Among those celebrating the film is Charlize Theron, who starred in the movie as Furiosa. Although the filming of the movie was notoriously tough on the South African actress, she clearly has an immense fondness for the film and her involvement in it. On May 15th, the official anniversary of the movie's release, she took to Twitter to release some never-before-seen photos from the film's set.

Through the pictures, fans get a deeper glimpse at what has become an infamous film shoot, thanks to the harsh conditions and friction between Theron and her co-star, Tom Hardy (they've since made up). They also reveal a softer side to the intense action film, and show that the production wasn't all explosions and flame thrower guitars.

Charlize Theron showed off candid co-star selfies and embraced motherhood

Theron began her walk down memory lane with a touching tweet acknowledging the tough movie shoot, and the big payoff that came at the end: "5 years ago, Mad Max: Fury Road was released. As you know by now, it was a grueling, intense shoot but my god was it all worth it. Went back into the vault to find some of my favorite moments behind the scenes."

The tweet was accompanied by a selfie of her in full grease-paint makeup as Furiosa, and was followed by five more peeks behind the scenes. These included a video of the first time the actress laid eyes on the monstrous war rigs that were built for the film, and a sweet selfie featuring a bloody Theron with the actresses who played the wives who are rescued by Furiosa and Max Rockatansky. There's also a loving shot of director George Miller, which she captioned: "The man, the myth, the legend. Forever grateful to you, George."

But perhaps the most "aww" inspiring memory was the last that Theron posted. In the shot she is holding her child, Jackson, and wearing a pair of sunglasses and a smile. "I became a mom right before we started shooting," the actress wrote, adding, "At least my child will forever have the fun fact of 'I spent most of the first year of my life in a war rig'."