Hungarian blog Cinematrix (movie section of newsportal index.hu) has made an interview with Gyula Tóth, a 26-year-old Hungarian stuntman, who performs the dangerous scenes in the newest Stars Wars movie for Hollywood actor Adam Driver. The much-awaited episode “The Force Awakens” will hit the cinemas in December with the American star playing anti-hero Kylo Ren, at least in the not-so-risky parts of the movie.
Gyula Tóth, who also starred in movies like “Cathedral”, “Die Hard 5″ and “Hercules” and popular TV series “Game of Thrones”, told the Hungarian cinema blog that he was working as a stuntman on “Avengers: Age of Ultron“, when he got a phone call about the possibility of playing a role in Star Wars. “I thought, my friends just kidding me”, he said, adding that he has been a big fan of the Star Wars series since he was a small kid.
After he realized the stand-in opportunity was serious, Gyula Tóth did not hesitate at all and accepted the challenging invitation, arriving to London for a successful trial followed by a 5-month-long work period. The Hungarian stuntman was not allowed to reveal any of the secrets of the new Star Wars movie, however, he said “lightsabers” would play even more important role in the new episode, and that was one of the main reasons why he enjoyed the job so much.
Gyula Tóth is also-known in Hungary for his role in fellow stuntman Domonkos Párdányi’s team in HBO’s fantasy drama series Game of Thrones, which won the US Screen Actors Guild’s prize for their oustanding stunt performance for the fourth time in a row since 2012. The Hungarians were among this year’s winners, and for many of them, this is already the second SAG Award during their career.