In an interview with Esquire, model-turned-actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley talks about the experience of shooting Mad Max: Fury Road in some really harsh conditions.
We were filming in the desert every day for six months so you would turn up on set and you were battling the weather and the elements everyday. It was either boiling hot, freezing cold, dust storms. The sets really were these cars, so much of our day was spent sitting in these big rigs, in these big uncomfortable rigs, stuffed in all together. It was incredibly physically and mentally grueling and a lot of hard work.
She also talks a bit about the equally peril task of wearing some skimpy costumes.
When I signed on for [Mad Max], we didn’t know much about our characters. I had made the assumption that I was going to be in bad-ass leathers and jackets and studs and motorcycle boots and all of that. I turned up in the costume department and George said take your pick of all of these bandages and design yourself some kind of outfit, at which my mouth sort of hit the floor and said, “…okay.” […] honestly, us girls got the raw end of the deal because it was freezing out there in the desert and most of us were scantily clad. The first scene, when you see the wives for the first time, we had to be wet down with hoses before each take for two weeks and it was freezing. Poor Riley [Keough] got pneumonia or hypothermia. All of us got colds and aches and pains. It was tough.