Mads Mikkelsen Sinks Teeth Into Budapest's Culinary Scene While Filming Horror Flick


Selfie taken with Mikkelsen by an employee at Bad Burger.

Internationally recognized Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen has recently been spotted at restaurants in Budapest during the filming of his newest horror movie in the capital, most frequently seen at the Bad Burger near Deák Ferenc tér.

In light of the Danish actor playing a role as the main character of the comedy “The Green Butchers”, in which the actor opens a shop and sells human meat to the residents of a small Danish town instead of chicken, one of the employees at Bad Burger shared that they “found it downright funny that one of the world's most well-known psychopathic butchers eats regularly at their place.”

The staff at Bad Burger jokingly remarked to the actor that “he can eat anywhere in Budapest, since hamburgers are not made from human meat here.”

Mikkelsen is currently filming his new film “Dust Bunny”, a horror movie surrounding a young girl and her neighbor, in Budapest, after having starred in other pieces of a similar genre, such as “Hannibal”, and “The Hunt”. The film is set to be released in 2024.

Starring alongside Mikkelsen in the horror movie will be Sigourney Weaver, while the movie will be directed by Bryan Fuller, who, according to a statement from a representative for the film, “is not only shooting [the film] in Hungary, but also held a masterclass a few weeks ago for those interested in filmmaking.”

Fuller’s masterclass was held through a podcast with the Hungarian National Film Fund (NFI), as part of the organization’s Fast Forward Program, which focuses on training newcomers to the film industry with short training courses in specifics which are currently lacking in the domestic professional environment and to provide entry opportunities for those interested in the profession.

According to the official description of Fuller’s training class found on the website of the NFI, Fuller “talks about his career as a writer and producer, his previous works and the behind-the-scenes stories of the successful series he wrote.”

In the podcast, Fuller shares that he spent days walking the streets of Budapest and liked many of the local scenes.

“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,” he explains.

The conversation was moderated by Hungarian film producer Gábor Osváth.

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