The Borgias – Open Set – Season 2 Preview

Showtime has premiered on the network and added to their YouTube channel this video “Open Set” The Borgias Season 2 Preview – Hosted by Holliday Grainger.

The Borgias, Season 2 premieres on Showtime on Sunday 8 April 2012.

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Jeremy Irons Hungarian TV Interview – Video and Screencaps

Here’s the link to the interview with Jeremy Irons, conducted by Nava Aniko, which aired on Hungary’s Magyar Televizio, on 22 December 2011 – VIDEO LINK

The video is dubbed in Hungarian, but it’s still possible to hear most of Jeremy’s English under the translator’s voice.  The interview is 40 minutes long and commercial free.  The interview was conducted on the set of The Borgias and there are some great behind-the-scenes shots of the sets and props.

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Jeremy Irons Interviewed by Hungarian ‘Women’s Journal’

Translated (awkwardly) from Hungarian by Google Translate:

Original text HERE

Jeremy Irons: “I love that you still have time to talk to each other”

Woman’s Journal

Cafe Column
13 December 2011

The actor slowly spends more time here than in his native England. The Borgias eighth rotation of the second year the Oscar-winning star was not spoiled by an interview with Hungarian journalists, but the Woman’s Journal was among the first exception.

The Borgias rotation due to a lot of time spent in Hungary, but also feature films shot here. What kind of picture emerged about us, Hungarians, and what you think about how to change over the years?

To be sure, was to get used to capitalism. Some on a couple of artist like to see that still regrets the change. I think a lot of artists have worked courageously during the previous era, they were more motivated. Some of them even lack the era. I believe, mostly Hungarians think that we live better than I did then. I like to be in Hungary. Always receiving a warm welcome and were very kind to me. Already accustomed to strangers, for a foreign conqueror. Were the Turks, then the Austrians and the Russians and the Nazis.  They hardened during this time. I hope that I prefer to see me as the ones listed above …

Sure can.
Budapest is a city of incredibly friendly and efficient, if one wants to make movies. It is therefore possible that I will return again and again. Fantastic in the studio, our technicians are wonderful, and always with a friendly welcome. When you arrive by plane, from the top to brown all over the country … I do not know why, but it’s true. In this case, I feel as if they come home and it feels good. When there are a few free days, the more you try to discover the country, outside Budapest section. I love the fact that Hungary is very different from the Anglo-Saxon country, whence I come. The history is different. I spend a lot of time with it, trying to understand. Despite the fact that their economies are increasingly uncertain legs, I love that you still have time to talk to each other, there is time for good meals … and Budapest did not become someone, like many large cities, where life is nothing but a non-stop pursuit mania. Somehow, the slower life in Budapest, and I appreciate that. Every city I love, what with the river in half. It is still working to discover, and I feel I can never be disappointed in him.

 The Borgias series is largely about power and corruption. There are things in your life that you would not have obtained if they do not live with the inherent power of movie stars?
If I would not be a movie star, not sure I get this level of pay than now. It’s actually almost corruption, as it very well, you could say we are paid extremely well, especially compared to the average worker. I love my job, but I hope I will never get corrupted, and I will always feel the responsibility it entails. I am a storyteller and very well paid. You slowly build up your audience, all actors do. I feel like I owe them loyalty. I always hope that the decisions I make will meet their expectations too. Of course, it happened to me too that I did something only for the money, but I did this only so that I can do something else that doesn’t pay so well.

The Borgias part about being a man can never have enough power. What would you rather do?

It’s never enough (you can’t get enough) of good company.Actually, everything else I meet. I am satisfied with my life so far, I consider myself lucky. Good friends blessed by fate. Interesting work, good for my health. I hope you have a lot of my time will be as fast as the flying. Yes, if something is never enough of the time.

Lajos Koltai told in many places that you will have the next film, in The Treehouse. How’s the film?

Unfortunately, a plan which has not become involved in the future, which is a shame. Hoped to succeed to bring together, but I do not think I realized. But this should rather ask Lajos.

His son, Max, also an actor, what advice saw him on that track?
At first I told him to cut it either. This work has become harder now than when I started at that time was. But it was his dream, and as a parent I could not do that placing obstacles in front of his dreams. I do not want to judge, since he is my son, but others say it that talented. He loves his job. The children of the people may not want more than to be happy. Nice to success and will always encourage you to work more as theater. Nowadays it’s less come together ever since called into film. I hope a lot will be on stage, as I did, because the terrain can be a lot of practice and sometimes even fail, because the stage of the downfall of us will never see your like the movies.

Jeremy Irons Interviewed for Hungarian TV

Jeremy Irons was interviewed by Nava Aniko at Korda Studios in Etyek, Hungary, recently. The 40-minute interview will be broadcast on Hungarian TV on 22 December at 20:10.

All photos by Zirig Árpád

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In the interview, Jeremy not only spoke about movies and Hollywood, but about his worldview. He does not consider himself a politician and he does not believe in the death penalty. Jeremy also tells his view of how Budapest has changed over the years.

Also in the interview:
– he’s not into politics, and doesn’t believe in any kind of ‘-ism’
– he doesn’t attend services at the Anglican church – “my wife and kids are Catholics”
– Doesn’t believe in death penalty – “because it doesn’t stop criminality”
– why he believes in love – “God is love, and it means to me that love is the answer for everything”
– what he thinks about power, money and fame – “it means more people know me than how many I know”
– what’s his advice to his son Max – “go until you find what makes you happy”

The British actor starred in Istvan Szabo’s Being Julia in 2004, which was filmed partly in Budapest.

Irons conducts the conversation in Hungarian as well, announcing in the interview Merry Christmas greetings to all in Hungarian.

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The Borgias Behind the Scenes Season 1

From Balint Regius’s Gallery  - Photos taken in 2010 from behind the scenes of The Borgias season one.  The photos were taken on locations in Soponya, Komárom, Budapest and Etyek in Hungary.

Unfortunately, it seems, he did not get any photos of Jeremy.  David Oakes, Francois Arnaud and Colm Feore do appear in some of these photos, however.

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New Photos of Jeremy in Budapest

British movie star Jeremy Irons leaving his hotel in downtown  Budapest.
Budapest, HUNGARY-18/11/2010
Credit:DUDAS/SIPA

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