Globally acclaimed Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen has been making rounds at Budapest eateries while shooting for his latest horror venture in the city, particularly frequenting Bad Burger close to Deák Ferenc Square, the Budapest Business Journal has reported.
Given Mikkelsen‘s iconic role in the dark comedy “The Green Butchers,” where he plays a cannibalistic butcher, the staff at Bad Burger found it amusing that a cinematic psychopath of his stature would choose to dine at their establishment.
The Bad Burger team playfully noted to Mikkelsen that he’s welcome to dine “anywhere in Budapest, since hamburgers are not made from human meat here.”
Mikkelsen is in Budapest filming his forthcoming horror film, “Dust Bunny,” which delves into the unsettling relationship between a young girl and her neighbor. Previously known for roles in similar genres like “Hannibal” and “The Hunt,” the actor’s new movie is slated for a 2024 release. He stars opposite Sigourney Weaver, and the film is helmed by Bryan Fuller.
According to an official spokesperson, Fuller isn’t just directing the film in Hungary but also recently conducted a masterclass for aspiring filmmakers. This masterclass was organized as a podcast by the National Film Institute of Hungary (NFI) under their Fast Forward Program. The program aims to offer short courses to fill gaps in the local industry and present avenues for newcomers interested in cinema.
In the NFI‘s official description of the podcast, Fuller discusses his professional journey, including insights into his previous works and undisclosed behind-the-scenes anecdotes. During the podcast, Fuller reveals his affinity for Budapest‘s diverse landscapes. He explained, “The Hungarian capital has a different style from street to street for which, in the film ‘Dust Bunny’, a more mystical New York must correspond, for which the best locations were found in Hungary.”