Tina Turner and Mel Gibson in the post-apocalyptic fiction ‘Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome’ (1985)
We tell you some of the most famous anecdotes and curiosities about the participation of the singer Tina Turner in Mad Max 3.
The music world lost another of its greatest icons, Tina Turner, the great performer of hits like “Nutbush City Limits,” “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” “We Don’t Need Another Hero,” and “The Best”. In addition to being a singer like no other, Tina also made time to make movies. One of the most prominent is a dark science fiction story that is set in a post-apocalyptic world.
The tape in question is Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome) in which Turner gave life to a villain named Aunty Entity, who rules a territory of crime and horror called bartertown.
Turner’s casting in the role was due in part to the fact that, unlike the first two Mad Max movies, this one was made with American money, from the studio. Warner Bros.
On the other hand, George Miller, Director of the Mad Max films, he was finishing the saga and auditioned Turner to play the villain. Well, it has to be said that Miller and co-writer Terry Hayes actually wrote the role specifically for Turner.
Miller saw her in an interview on British television and was captivated by her image. The passage of pop stars to the cinema was not something new, and in the 1980s there was a boom in this sense (remember David Bowie in Labyrinthoh cher in moonstruck).
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However, it was quite rare that such an important role, a action antiheroine, was offered to a singer with little interpretive experience. To everyone’s surprise, Turner played the main antagonist of Mad Max, played by Mel Gibsonin a masterful way.
Aunty Entity is smart, fair, but ruthless when necessary. Bartertown means everything to her: “I’ll do whatever it takes to protect him”he tells Max.
Tina Turner and the great challenges she experienced on the set of Mad Max 3
As in all Mad Max movies, a key aspect of Beyond the thunderdome are the intense sequences of vehicle chase on a large scale through the desert. As the main villain of the play, Tina Turner had to drive one of her vehicles, but this posed a problem for her.
All the vehicles that the filmmakers initially prepared for the film were made of manual shiftbut Turner only knew how to drive a automatic. Therefore, a new vehicle had to be built specifically for the actress, with an automatic transmission.
To play the silver-haired, chain-mailed savage Amazon, Turner had to go to extreme measures: To make her silver wig fit, the singer consented to have her head shaved.
As for the dress she wore to play the villain and leader of Bardertown, it is said that she weighed more than 45 kilos.
One of his greatest hits
The studies took advantage of the presence of Tina Turner to sing the main theme of the film. So the singer recorded the power ballad “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)”, an original theme composed for the film by Terry Britten and Graham Lyle. Tina won the award for best rock voice at the Grammys and became one of her biggest hits.
And you, do you know this tape where Tina Turner shows off all her talents as an actress?
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