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The Story Behind Fury Road’s Oddball Guitarist

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One of the more bizarre things (or normal, it’s Mad Max) about Mad Max: Fury Road was that maniac guitarist in a onesie.  He didn’t appear too much in the movie but his brief scenes definitely wound being a quick memory.  The character was played by Australian musician iOTA.

In a new interview with Audiences Everywhere (via The Playlist), iOTA spoke about the character’s backstory and appearance:

“I knew that George had said that Coma was found by Immortan Joe in a Cave and taken under his wing and he learned to be a musician. I kind of embellished that for myself.

Basically, my story was that Coma was found with his mother’s head, after she had been killed, and he was clinging to it and Immortan Joe came and found him and Coma took her face off and made the mask out of her face, to honor her when he went to war.

Coma didn’t really have a costume, as such. So there was lots of trying stuff on and I remember thinking that an old farcical onesie would be good with the butt flap hanging out the back.

The mask was something that was worked on and influence came from everyone. And certainly Angus and AC/DC was an influence.”

Supposedly there is a much longer cut of this movie out there, three hours or more.  Hopefully that will make its way onto Blu-Ray.