SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Eszter Ambrózi: My name is Eszter, I’m a 26-year-old Hungarian actress from Vienna. I’m currently juggling a few things: studying acting in Vienna and managing a small team in a bank – so there’s some corporate work that fills out my weekdays but my passion lies in my creative work. I have a podcast and I direct, photograph and model whenever I get the chance.
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actress?
Eszter Ambrózi: My mum started taking me to the theatre and the opera at a very young age. I remember the effect a piece had on me, the daze you leave the theatre in. After performing in a play at school for the first time and realising what it felt like to create this magic, I knew this was the only thing that would fulfil me.
SKSM: How did you become involved in All that you love will be carried away Dollar Baby film?
Eszter Ambrózi: Through my friend Dan Cardoso.
SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?
Eszter Ambrózi: I think discovering a persons fascination with something out of the ordinary is always interesting to the viewer. Do we have such strange fascinations we might not even be aware of? Are they also helping us through difficult parts of our lives? What about this gives us comfort? This, mixed in with the story of a man who has lost all hope to go on living and puts his life in the hands of a flashing light makes a tragic and captivating combination.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Eszter Ambrózi: I had to audition with voice files.
SKSM: You worked with L.A. Dubos on this film, how was that?
Eszter Ambrózi: Very smooth. My part was done remotely, seeing as I am Mauras voice over the phone.
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Eszter Ambrózi: Unfortunately, I didn’t get to know anyone in person – of course I am still in touch with my friend Dan Cardoso.
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
Eszter Ambrózi: I’m working on some short films and photo shoots this summer but starting fall, I will focus on my studies again.
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Eszter Ambrózi: Yes – horror has fascinated me from a very young age and I started reading Stephen King secretly. I am currently listening to “It” as an audiobook and it’s a completely new experience!
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Eszter Ambrózi: I am the mother of 43 house plants on 25 square metres. My goal is to make my apartment resemble a jungle.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Eszter Ambrózi: I love the idea of the Dollar Baby films – I love the fact that young creators get the chance to work on their craft and make such a renowned and fantastic authors stories come to life. I love the audience who watches them and wants to see what the next generation of filmmakers and audiovisual storytellers bring to the table – thank you.