It wasn't until 2015 that the long-awaited new installment of the Mad Max movies finally hit the big screen, and in addition to Max himself and Charlize Theron's Furiosa, the other stars of the movie were the five brides rescued from Immortan Joe and spirited away across the wasteland. None of the brides look anything like they do outside of the film, all dirty, disheveled, and in various states of panic. Kravitz — without her signature long hair — played Toast the Knowing, and has said that it was unlike any other experience she'd had so far.
That was, in large part, due to her fairly non-traditional role. "I think she understands the world the most," Kravitz told CBR. "These girls have been sheltered and taken care of. I think she understands it's a kill-or-be-killed world, and she's ready for that. I think she would leave the girls if she had to. She chopped her hair off. She is a true member of the Wasteland." She also says that her short hair wasn't originally in the plan until George Miller saw a picture of her with short hair, and they decided that the backstory of the character was that she had cut it off herself, in an attempt to make herself less feminine and less desirable.
When it came time to film action sequences that were done more as practical effects than special ones, she says that there was a strange sort of effect they had on her. "It's kind of funny: after we wrapped, you're kind of like, 'I didn't see anything explode today. That feels weird. And I'm finally back in New York, I'm like in a taxi and I'm like, 'So is anything going to flip over and light on fire or what?'"