SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Endre Hules: I am an actor/writer/director, occasionally producer, but only in a pinch. I have been in this business for longer than I care to admit. Started out as a musician, went on to theater in Europe, directed at major venues in Hungary, France and the US, then continued in film and television. Feel free to look me up at www.imdb.com, or even on google. You can also check out my website, www.endrehules.com for details
SKSM: How did you become involved in Stephen King’s Gotham Cafe?
Endre Hules: Like most other acting gigs, I auditioned. And I didn’t get it. Then, a few months later, I got a call that they changed their minds and I did. That’s how things go in the Business. Could have gone the other way, though.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Endre Hules: I hope to see the day when Stephen King writes a role directly for me. What an honor that would be. Even if he kills me off in the end.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Endre Hules: I think, seeing my internal organs spilled out on the floor was a life-changing experience. Seeing the “geeks” put it together was another.
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Endre Hules: I still keep getting crazy chicken cards from Julie Sands, the most on-top-of-things filmmaker I ever met. I try to keep responding contientiously. I also hope to see her getting a little statue sometime at Oscar-time. I run into the other actors on jobs, and Steve Wozniak occasionally sends me some funny bills. But no organized gathering since the cast party. I’d better ask Julie, why not…
SKSM: What did you do after Stephen King’s Gotham Cafe?
Endre Hules: I went on to other jobs. I appeared on the West Wing, Monk, House, and many other TV shows, and a few features, as well. I am currently in post production on a feature I wrote and directed, and will start another one right after that, which got financing in Europe. Keeping out of trouble mostly.
SKSM: Stephen King did an audio cameo in this movie. It is the first time King ever did a cameo in a dollar baby. Did you meet King in person for this, or was the cameo recorded in another way?
Endre Hules: I did not meet Mr. King, no, just a lowly actor on this. Ask Julie about him.
SKSM: Are you (or were you) a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Endre Hules: I sure am. A great writer, worth reading over again to discover hidden layers. And for more shudders.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything else you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Endre Hules: Thank you for supporting this film. I am getting more mail and recognition from this “little” movie then many other high-profile projects. It goes to show how far enthusiasm can go. Please don’t stop!