Celebrities in Budapest
During the last few years, Budapest has been home to many Hollywood super-productions. During the shoots large numbers of worldstars have arrived to the Hungarian capital city, who after a long and tiring day of shooting, happily let their hair down in Budapest’s restaurants and bars.
In 2014 Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham and Jude Law came to Hungary to film the successful comedy Spy. Among them it was mainly Jude Law who ventured into Budapest’s nightlife. He did a pub crawl in the city center, his favourite was the previously mentioned Gozsdu udvar, where everyone was friendly and he could start a conversation with anybody. He even sang an Irish folksong to an Irish student one night.
Similarly to Jude Law, Jennifer Lawrence also partied enthusiastically in Budapest. The Oscar-winning actress came to Budapest to shoot Red Sparrow, and in her free time enjoyed wandering in the city, as well as appearing in Budapest’s nightlife several times. One evening she partied in a ruin pub called Klub Vittula, which is surprising because the club is rather like a jampacked, rundown cellar, where even 30 people count as a crowd. Regardless, it is known that there are often crazy parties here, and Jennifer probably got bored of all the fancy and elegant parties, becoming interested in what an authentic alternative place is like in Pest. According to witnesses she behaved naturally and really enjoyed herself.