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Charlize Theron was too young to remember George Miller’s first Mad Max film, but she vividly remembers hearing about the franchise in her native South Africa, and first seeing Miller’s post apocalyptic world in Tupac’s “California Love” video.

Thats right. Theron admitted to HipHollywood that the song and the Hype Williams directed video were pretty popular in South Africa and she was a huge fan.

“I know that video very well,” said Theron with a smile. ” For some reason Mad Max resonated with people in South Africa and South African culture, and my parents loved the Mad Max films, so I got the Tupac connection. ”

Now some 20 years later Theron is starring alongside Tom Hardy in Miller’s third film from the franchise, Mad Max: Fury Road, and she’s pretty kick ass.  Check out the video above to hear her talk about her role as Furiosa, and also Zoe Kravitz, who plays Toast, open up about her love for the franchise.

Mad Max: Fury Road is in theaters May 15.

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Exclusive: Niecy Nash, Olivia Munn, Jason George Proud Of Black Female Voters In Alabama

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Black women in America should be very, very proud!

On Tuesday night, the voting numbers from Alabama’s senate election came flying in and it was made immediately clear, that the record holding election could not have happened without the Black female vote.

Helping push democrat, Doug Jones, to victory over republican, Roy Moore, was that of Black voters residing in the southern state. According to the numbers, 92% of Black men and 97% of Black women voted for Jones.

“Black women in Alabama changed the whole game. At the end of the day, the Black vote is changing the game,” Jason George told HipHollywood on Wednesday morning during the SAG Awards announcements ceremony. “People are waking up. People aren’t just taking it anymore, they are realizing their voice do actually make a difference.”

Olivia Munn and Niecy Nash, who announced the SAG nominees, were also thankful and proud of the numbers. “Thank you to all the voters who came out to vote,” Muss said. “It just really shows the power you have if you just show up.”

Tracee Ellis Ross, who’s show Black-ish was nominated or an ensemble cast, even wrote on Instagram: “THIS ~ this is just one example of the strength and power of black women and men. this is what we mean when we say every vote matters.”

She added, “This is what is possible when you stand up and make your voice heard. THANK YOU ALABAMA FOR THIS. now let’s all get ready and mobilized for midterms.”

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