Vernon Wells | Road Warrior

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Vernon Wells in George Miller's Road Warrior, 1981

Vernon Wells in George Miller’s Road Warrior, 1981

I was doing a play in Melbourne and George Miller’s girlfriend was at one of the showing. She suggested to George that I would be perfect for the role of Wez. I had no idea what the “Road Warrior” was about so George came down for a meeting and after about an hour of telling dirty jokes we both went on our way. A month later I get a call saying I got the part. I still had no idea what the film or the role was even about. It wasn’t until I had to go to Sydney for my costume fittings did I start to figure it out. Originally I had thought that I couldn’t do the role and was in my own way trying to get out of the role. Once I got the whole costume on George stood me in front of the mirror and I was scared shitless. After George doing that I figured I could probably do the role.

- Vernon Wells

Vernon Wells in George Miller's Road Warrior, 1981

Vernon Wells in George Miller’s Road Warrior, 1981

Originally there had been a scene that explained I had raised the the boy on the back of my motorcycle, which would explain why I go mad when he is killed by the Feral Kid. However, in editing they felt the character played better without it, which would make everyone assume we were lovers. I respect what it did for my character, and because of Hosana, it wasn’t an issue for me if my character was gay, even if in my real life I am not.

- Vernon Wells

Vernon Wells in George Miller's Road Warrior, 1981

Vernon Wells in George Miller’s Road Warrior, 1981

Probably the most insane thing I did was when I was on the back of the snake truck, with one foot on it and one foot on the tanker, crossing to climb onto the tanker, and the snake truck veered away from the tanker to avoid hitting it and I nearly became a wishbone! But alls well that ends well.

- Vernon Wells


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  1. 1 Watch Vernon Wells Perform Dramatic Readings from The Road Warrior Weird Science and Commando Free movie - HaLa MovieHaLa Movie said at 7:01 am on January 4th, 2013:

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  2. 2 Watch Vernon Wells Perform Dramatic Readings from ‘The Road Warrior,’ ‘Weird Science’ and ‘Commando’ | TriStar Entertainment Previews said at 3:59 pm on January 7th, 2013:

    [...] “I was doing a play in Melbourne and George Miller’s girlfriend was at one of the showings. She suggested to George that I would be perfect for the role of Wez. I had no idea what the “Road Warrior” was about so George came down for a meeting and after about an hour of telling dirty jokes we both went on our way. A month later I get a call saying I got the part. I still had no idea what the film or the role was even about. It wasn’t until I had to go to Sydney for my costume fittings did I start to figure it out. Originally I had thought that I couldn’t do the role and was in my own way trying to get out of the role. Once I got the whole costume on George stood me in front of the mirror and I was scared shitless. After George doing that I figured I could probably do the role.” — Vernon Wells [...]


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