Things almost took a fiery turn on ‘Fury Road’ for ‘Mad Max’ star Nathan Jones

Nearly 7 feet tall and looking like an avalanche of muscle, Nathan Jones is an Australian man-mountain who doesn’t seem afraid of much. But even the Mad Max: Fury Road star got a little unnerved when he almost caught on fire. As you do.

As you can see here, lots of stuff goes boom during the film. It’s pretty much two hours of boom.

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Jones wields, among many pieces of heavy weaponry, a flamethrower as Rictus Erectus, the massive son of villainous overlord Immortan Joe (played by fellow Aussie Hugh Keays-Byrne). It was all fun and games until the fuel line broke — thanks to the heat of filming in the Namibian desert. He lived to tell us about his experience.

Jones loved the original Mad Max as a kid, so he was admittedly biased on the fact that Mel Gibsonwas his favorite Mad Max OF ALL TIME. After going toe to toe with Tom Hardy in the new one, however, the former WWE pro wrestler and power lifter might have a new choice after some fight scenes.

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