Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron star in Mad Max: Fury Road
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By Samantha Grossman
June 12, 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road may not seem like a particularly romantic film, but two stunt doubles ended up falling love on set, and they’re now married with a kid.

Dane Grant, 37, came aboard as Tom Hardy’s temporary double, while Dayna Porter (now Dayna Grant), 39, was serving as Charlize Theron’s double.

“I remember that first day meeting her in the stunt rehearsal gym,” Dane told The Telegraph. “She stood out for all the right reasons”

Having to fight each other for hours every day clearly fostered a connection between Dane, who’s from South Africa, and Dayna, who’s from New Zealand.

“Every time we get to work together is a blast, but none more so than the initial fight rehearsal,” Dane said. “In the film it’s the first time Max meets Furiousa and they fight it out with a sequence that fight choreographer had us training non-stop for weeks.”

A few key takeaways:

  • Yes, this a married couple named Dayna n’ Dane. Dayna Grant and Dane Grant. Yup.
  • The Mad Max shoot was a really long time ago. (Filming began in May 2012.)
  • You really can find love in a hopeless place.

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