KCsCs: Some essentials: run a glucose test and inject insulin. Then after breakfast I do some exercises, more or less as a result of my diabetes. Running, swimming and, more recently, cycling have become part of my daily routine, but that’s all good.
ZK: After several beeps of the alarm I give up and then head for a coffee and smoke combo. Then I take the dog out for a walk or our kid to school or I run a little late for work, mostly to the dubbing studio and then to a rehearsal...
KCsCs: Depending on my mood and the situation, I listen to some world music, jazz or electronic music.
ZK: My tastes are eclectic. Although modern pop music really isn’t my favourite, if the radio happens to be tuned to it when I’m driving, I happily listen to it.
But if I had to pick, my all-time favourite is Vivaldi.
KCsCs: The Collector of Worlds by Ilija Trojanow. It’s a great book for travellers of both the inner and the outer world.
ZK: Any time I feel down, I grab one of Örkény’s one-minute stories to get back on track.
KCsCs: Africa. But since travelling is one of my hobbies, I get excited even when I drive through a Slovakian village just across the border.
ZK: I would love to visit any part of the world but, perhaps due to the memories of family holidays from my childhood, I yearn for the Kranjska Gora region in Slovenia.
KCsCs: On weekdays I have lunch at home like public officials did in the old days. On weekends and when I’m on the road, I take on gastronomical opportunities from classic family-owned small restaurants to fine dining. On holidays and at parties with friends I’m usually the one who prepares the meal.
ZK: Both. I mostly prefer cooking when I have the time.
KCsCs: Both. I’m an old-school guy and tend to be somewhat uncertain when I read something on the screen only. I feel like printing adds extra weight to the words, which is obviously nonsense.
ZK: I read the news on my tablet PC while travelling in the morning and then spend the rest of the day feeling glum about what I’ve read.
KCsCs: I don’t have time for magazines. I used to subscribe to some wine magazines and back in college I was a regular reader of ÉS magazine. I have recently flipped through a copy; it felt good but I need silence around me. Maybe it’s that tranquility that I actually miss.
ZK: I don’t usually read magazines but whenever I do, I usually pick up a copy of IPM or GEO.
KCsCs: Short pants, a T-shirt and sandals. Jogging clothes.
ZK: Swimming trunks and ski suit.
KCsCs: Certain brands with bad associations but, of course, it’s often very subjective. I mean I don’t necessarily have any realistic grounds for my aversion.
ZK: As an actor, I’ve got used to the most unusual clothes and costumes. Actually, I don’t like the word “never”. Our judgements often change during our lifetime.
KCsCs: As far as I know, this isn’t typical in my profession, but, of course, I welcome even unsolicited opinions. And back when I used to direct plays, I would ask for the opinions of others on casting from time to time.
ZK: Acting is a team effort. We build on and constantly keep an eye on each other. We need one another’s.
KCsCs: Nyócker (The District).
ZK: I’ve been acting in Zoli Egressy’s play entitled Sóska és Sültkrumpli for more than a decade. We used to play it at the Budapest Chamber Theatre but, unfortunately, the theatre closed down. However, the play continues at József Attila Theatre.
As for my dubbing roles, I played Woody Allen’s Hungarian voice in the movie Bananas. It was a bold decision for the director to give the role to me because I was only a beginner back then but I was really grateful and it really created lasting memories to me.
KCsCs: Myself at age 18 to give some good advice. Or get some from my earlier self.
And my father. When we could have, we did not. A typical father-son story.
ZK: I would love to talk to, for instance, a famous actor or director from 100 years on but I’d be honoured to have a chat with Örkény or Ady.
KCsCs: A few women and some good friends. My wife. You also need idols just to maintain the illusion.
ZK: If it hadn’t been for the acting of Lubisa Ristic in the theatre of Szabadka in the 1980s, I probably wouldn’t be an actor today.
KCsCs: I feel like a 20-year-old in spirit, so I’d rather be careful and give only some general advice, the most important of those, in my opinion, is to hang on to your self-identity.
ZK: Fight for your truth and for justice.
KCsCs: In my profession they are rather rare but, in a sense, a theatrical role can remain “unfinished”. As for my hobbies, I have huge backlogs with gigabytes of photos, videos and road movies to edit. Perhaps after I retire I’ll find the time.
ZK: More like works I‘ve never begun. Plans I’ve never realised.