Breaking Newz Alert: "Mad Max: Fury Road" star Nicholas Hoult is a huge Tina Turner fan.

"I hadn't seen the original ['Mad Max'] films, they were kinda before my time," he told us while promoting the upcoming post-apocalyptic actioner at CinemaCon. "But I was a big ['Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome' star] Tina Turner fan growing up, still am. So this obviously was exciting, and then to have George Miller, who originally created 'Mad Max,' come back and have this wonderful story and world he'd created."

So can we assume, then, that "Thunderdome" is his favorite of the original trilogy?

"You know what, I think '2' is maybe my favorite. I don't know, '1' and '2.' Obviously the 'Thunderdome' Master Blaster is exciting though."

But back to Tina.

"I didn't even realize growing up that [Tina Turner single] 'We Don't Need Another Hero' was written for that film," he offered. I didn't either! Living and learning.

Watch the full interview above.

"Mad Max: Fury Road" hits theaters on May 15.

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.