Charlize Theron Brings 'Mad Max: Fury Road' to Cannes, Sean Penn Watches from the Wings

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Charlize Theron walked the red carpet in a sexy yellow gown and watched herself on the big screen--replete with her bald head and mechanical arm--as Mad Max: Fury Road wowed the crowd at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday. Sean Penn watched the love of his life from the wings.

According to a report from Page Six, Penn pointed to Charlize Theron when the French press headed in his direction. He wanted the night to be all about her, and not about him.

Penn reportedly beamed when Charlize Theron posed for a wealth of pictures throughout the evening.

Some are wondering why Mad Max: Fury Road wasn't on tap for the opening night of the Cannes Film Festival instead of on Thursday? Many believed Charlize Theron in this kick-butt role would have 'kicked the festival into higher gear' right away.

“It wasn’t suitable for opening night, with all the dignitaries… [It] should be a more moviegoing audience," the film's director George Miller said.

In addition to Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road stars Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, and Zoe Kravitz. It opens nationwide in theaters on May 15th.

Will you be checking out Charlize Theron and the rest of the cast in Mad Max: Fury Road?

Do you love how Sean Penn watched Charlize Theron from the wings, in his effort to cast all the light and fanfare upon her? They definitely are a most intriguing couple.

Kimberly Ripley

Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and ‘Nana’ to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.