Martin Klebba is known for his role in the first three “Pirates of the Caribbean” films. Martin also steals the show in the film “Feast II: Sloppy Seconds”. He can be seen upcoming in the new adaption of Snow White called “The Brothers Grimm: Snow White”. Movie Mikes had a chance to chat with Martin about his roles and his upcoming projects.
Mike Gencarelli: Tell us what it was like working on the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series?
Martin Klebba: It was as you would say ” An amazing ride”. There was never a shortage of stories from cast’s past to the one’s we were creating while away from home as well.
MG: Out of the three films you worked on, do you that you enjoyed most on production?
MK: Well, I think we can all agree “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pear” was the best of all four, because it was just that. The 1st! You can never beat or touch any original piece of art! Johnny (Depp), Geoffrey (Rush) were total class acts! Orlando (Bloom) and Kiera (Knightley), even though they were established already, really came into their own as Household A-List Stars. The crew and cast started a familia and carried that all the way thru the first three anyway, and I’m sure they may have thru the fourth.
MG: You role in “Feast II: Sloppy Seconds” is just so great, tell us about working on that film?
MK: Well, getting to work with Clu Gulager was an honor! John was an amazing creative mind behind the camera too! Being apart of Thunder (my character) & Lightning (Juan Longoria Garcia) was really fun…2 Lil People Brothers that were probably as big as the picture itself! Monster movies are always a great time and a ton of fun to get funky with.
MG: You work in stunts for many films like, “Zombieland” to “Bedtime Stories”, tell us about that work?
MK: Well, I may be the only REAL Actor in hollywood that can claim ” I do all my own Stunts!” Fact is, the other guys that claim that is a lil stretched. Yes they may do a lot of them, but a film would not be able to get a project insured if the Main Actor was being put in harms way to where a film may have to shutdown due to a injury. They always have doubles. You cannot find another lil Guy that looks like me, therefore, I DO ALL MY OWN shit!
MG: What has been your most difficult stunt to perform in a film?
MK: The hardest stunt I have prolly ever had to do would be a five story fall backwards on fire doubling my great friend Warwick Davis in “Leprechaun 6: Back 2 Da Hood”!
MG: You are working with “Pirates” co-star, Lee Arenberg, in the film “1066”, tell us about that?
MK: Well, we haven’t been able to start filming just yet, I believe they are still waiting for all the funding. It will be one of those EPIC films ala “The Patriot” and “Braveheart”. I am actually looking forward to that film, it’ about the most important date in Englands History!
MG: You work with Lee Arenberg again in “In The Gray”, which are you also producing, how did you take on this role?
MK: That was the biggest mistake I ever made, total cluster f@#$ as Clint Eastwood would call it. I’d like to forget about that waste of time.
MG: What can you tell us about working on “The Brothers Grimm: Snow White”?
MK: Well we are still in early preps rite now, I believe filming doesn’t start till June 20th. We have been rehearsing the stunt and fights scenes so far, going to be a blast though once we start making magic on film. We have some really awesome talent in this one, from: Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane, Mare Winningham, Michael Lerner, Mark Povinelli, Danny Woodburn and Myself.