With its breathtaking attractions, unforgettable gastronomy and lively atmosphere, it’s easy to fall in love with Budapest. Just like many Hollywood stars do, who frequently visit the Hungarian capital and have memorable experiences there. Let’s see who they are and what their impression of the Hungarian capital is.
Jamie Lee Curtis
The Hollywood actress of Hungarian descent is extremely proud of her roots. In 2021, Jamie Lee Curtis spent a few months in Hungary while filming Borderlands in Budapest. The world famous actress fell in love with the city and also learned a few words in Hungarian.
As she said, “Being a representative of the film industry and a member of a Hungarian-born family is a great treasure for me,” adding, “The days are beautiful in Budapest.”
The Austrian-American actor has visited Budapest several times. In 2018, Schwarzenegger celebrated his 71st birthday in the Hungarian capital which was the filming location for the sixth installment in the Terminator franchise. The following year, he traveled to Hungary again to attend the funeral of his good friend, Hungarian film producer Andy Vajna.
The Hollywood actor and former Governor of California has always had a positive impression of Budapest. In a 2019 interview, he even rated the Hungarian capital above his hometown, Vienna.
“Budapest is a wonderful city. One of the most beautiful cities in the world. I also said in the Austrian capital that Budapest is much better than Vienna. That’s a big word from an Austrian, isn’t it? »
Schwarzenegger also claimed Hungary as one of the top filming locations. “Hungarians behave very politely with foreign filmmakers – they do their best to please them. The film crews are great and the tax benefits are great too. They also help with everything.
Due to his training in bodybuilding, the actor is also a frequent visitor to gyms in Budapest. One of his favorites is Flex Gym Budapest. On the occasion of its tenth anniversary, Schwarzenegger and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson welcomed the opening of the Budapest gymnasium in a Facebook post two years ago.
Dwayne The Rock Johnson
The American actor and businessman and former professional wrestler has also locked the Hungarian capital in his heart. In 2013, the actor traveled to Budapest for the filming of the action movie based on Greek mythology, Hercules: The Thracian Wars. Dwayne Johnson particularly enjoyed his weeks spent in Budapest. In a post on Twitter, he wrote the following compliments about the Hungarian capital, adding a photo of Budapest’s breathtaking panorama.
Scarlett Johansson is also one of the Hollywood stars who fell in love with Budapest during their time here. The actress arrived in the Hungarian capital to shoot the latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The black Widow. Besides learning a few Hungarian words, the world-famous actress also taught her American audience how to pronounce the name of the Hungarian capital correctly – reported by hvg. The Hungarian lesson can be viewed from 2:45.
Last summer, the world famous Hollywood actor, John Travolta came to Budapest to visit his daughter, Elle Bleu Travolta, who was shooting his first film, Get Lost, a modern adaptation of Alice in Wonderland in the Hungarian capital. The Hollywood star arrived in his own plane, which he drove himself, to take his beloved children Ella and brother Ben to the film set.
Ella was very impressed with the filming in Hungary.
“It was a fantastic experience! Budapest was a dream and above all, I met and worked with a lot of great people!
Thank you to everyone who worked hard to bring this film to life wonderfully” – posted the young actress on her social media site.
The proud dad also made a short video of the family’s trip to Budapest. The impressive video can be viewed below.
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Will Smith first visited the Hungarian capital in 2018 for the action movie Gemini Man, which was partly shot in Budapest. According to the Hollywood actor, Budapest is a secret little gem, a mix of beautiful historic buildings and the modern world.
Will Smith revealed he had a great time with his family. He enjoyed it so much that he visited the Hungarian capital three more times after the Gemini Man snap. The American actor even welcomed his audience with a dance at the top of the Chain Bridge.
The world-renowned Spanish actor visited Budapest in 2017, while filming the second season of the NatGeo Genius series in Hungary. The series about the life of Pablo Picasso took place in several Hungarian locations, the beauty of which captivated the Hollywood actor.
Apart from the Basilica Christmas Market, Antonio Banderas also showed Budapest sunset to his Spanish and English speaking fans.
The Game of Thrones star has also visited Budapest on several occasions. During his last visit, he came for the filming of Dune, where, in addition to getting to know the Hungarian capital better, taking selfies and attending concerts, the Hollywood actor also bought himself an unforgettable memory. . He got his latest tattoo done in a salon in Budapest.
In March, the world famous actor came to Budapest for the filming of the series The Continental. As well as sampling local delicacies in the Hungarian capital, the star of Lethal Weapon, Mad Max and several Hollywood blockbusters also discovered the Hungarian sea. At Lake Balaton, Gibson tasted the most famous wines of the region in Csopak and he also visited a restaurant under the castle in Veszprém. He was reportedly very friendly with everyone, even taking selfies with his fans.
Kevin Hart was very impressed with the Budapest Parliament. The actor arrived in Budapest in the spring of 2021 for the filming of Borderlands. The actor must have been completely enchanted by the iconic landmark of Budapest, of which he posted 4 photos on his Instagram, including his family.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher
The Hollywood couple came to the Hungarian capital in 2017 when Mila was filming ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’. Mila and Ashton spent a lot of time in Budapest. They attended the FINA World Cup – soon to be held again in Budapest – visited the House of Terror and threw a big party during the Sziget festival. But one of the most interesting was when they spent Mila’s birthday in a bar in Budapest, where Ashton wore a T-shirt with the inscription “I love you Budapest” – reported by Borsonline.
Source: hvg.hu, borsonline.hu