The biographical series Iveta, produced by the streaming platform Voyo, already knows the representative of the role of Artur Štaidl, the son of the singer Iveta Bartošová. In the third series, 13-year-old Karel Šimek will appear in this role, for whom this is even his first film experience. TV Nova announced it in a press release.
“We found an advertisement for the role of Arthur on Facebook. After the first round and the camera tests, no one answered for a long time, so I assumed that they had chosen someone else. Then they called us saying I was moving on. I was very nervous but then I found out that filming probably won’t be so bad and Mike Samir (director and screenwriter of the project – editor’s note) it’s very nice I think they chose me because Artur and I are very similar. And according to the people around the filming, I can also act,” said Karel Šimek, who will play the son of a popular Czech singer at the end of the miniseries.
According to his parents, the boy wanted to be an actor from an early age, but in recent years he has also become interested in veterinary medicine, because he loves animals. In addition, he was said to be incredibly inquisitive, friendly, and even from a young age because he also has an older brother who he tried to catch up with all the time, also very studious. His hobbies include martial arts – first he liked taekwondo, but today he focuses more on the self-defense system of krav maga.
“I had terrible stage fright at first”
His first day of shooting has passed in Prague’s Uhříněvsa, where he participated in the project with scenes with his serial mother Anna Fialová and David Pracharwho portrays her husband Josef Rychtár.
“My first day was great. At the beginning I had terrible stage fright again, but then it was very good, because the people on the set are incredibly friendly,Šimek revealed about his very first filming experience and added that he expects experience, experiences and perhaps some new life goal from his new role.