|Sebastian Bonnet Interview|
Sebastian Bonnet is, in the words of his first screen-partner, Lukas Ridgeston, always in good spirits, easy-going and genuinely fun to be with." The summer after he turned 18 he entered the world of gay porn by filming two scenes in Bel Ami’s "Frisky Summer 2" and "The English Student." He currently works full-time with Bel Ami in the post-production unit in several different capacities. He was the second cameraman for most of the "Personal Trainers" episodes and for some of the latest Bel Ami feature videos. With Dano Sulik, he has trained many of the second generation models at Bel Ami. Gradually expanding his talents, he learned many of Bel Ami's behind-the-scenes crafts. He pre-edits all Bel Ami's major videos. From the hours of raw footage, he organizes the different camera angles of the scenes into a logical sequence so George Duroy can find all the footage he needs to actually edit the films. For a few years Sebastian filmed most of the casting auditions. Now he "graduated" into filming and directing his own episodes for the Bel Ami Websites Exclusive line of videos.
When not busy working, Sebastian loves to travel and explore new and exotic places around the globe. During the summer months he can be found playing Squash and in the winter he hits the slopes throughout Europe to Ski. At 29 years of age, he is quick to point out that he is bi-sexual and fulfills his desires for men by having a boyfriend! As they say…”Two of a kind, beats a straight all the time!” Firmly rooted in work life, Sebastian takes his fame in stride and is one of the most relaxed and effaceable porn stars I have ever interviewed.
GIO Sebastian, thank you for sitting down with me to do this interview!
Sebastian You are very welcome Gio (In the most beautiful Eastern European accent)
GIO Let’s begin be talking about your start in the industry back in 1996 and how you got into the world of Gay Porn and Bel Ami.
Sebastian It was really an interesting story and it was a very long time ago now. I was at a bodybuilding show and was approached and asked about doing some modeling pictures by Marty Stevens, but with clothes on and more like fashion photos. However, when I got to Bratislava that had changed a little and they wanted to talk to me about possibly acting in gay porn movies. For me, I was very interested in doing this so I decided to go forward with it and I ended up liking it and the rest is history now (Big Smile).
GIO So what was your first film with Bel Ami?
Sebastian There have been so many films and it is hard for me to remember that far back…hmmm…I believe it was Frisky Summer 2.
GIO I believe you are correct, and your first scene partner was?
Sebastian That I remember…(Big Smile) Lukas Ridgeston.
GIO And a new legend was born! Since you are now working at Bel Ami and so is Lukas, are you two friends?
Sebastian Oh yes, he and I have been good friends for 11 years now.
GIO Tell me how you ended up moving behind the scenes at Bel Ami and what you are doing now.
Sebastian Well after acting in too many movies for me to remember all of them, George Duroy allowed me to start out by helping on the movies and learning things behind the scenes. I started mainly as just a helper and then I learned how to do editing and I was doing that while at the same time still acting in movies. Then one day George let me hold the camera while shooting and I was really excited about it and he gave me the chance to be a cameraman. Then I moved on to co-producing and producing scenes and movies for Bel Ami and now I am also directing some. I really appreciate George for giving me the chance to learn and grow at Bel Ami and now I can do a lot more with the editing, shooting, producing and directing.
GIO That is great that George took a liking to you and has given you a whole career with the studio.
Sebastian Yes, with Dano Sulik we have worked on the Personal Trainer movies and we will be releasing Personal Trainers 10 in 2008. That line of films is what I am most known for in being an actor and now I am producing and directing this series with the new models, so it is exciting for me.
GIO Let’s go back to your first experience in front of the camera and shooting your first sex scene on film. How was that experience for you?
Sebastian Well I would not say I was scared, but I was trembling and a little bit nervous about the whole thing. But, once it started I really enjoyed it. It is very different having sex with a camera on you and a crew of people, much different than at your home. For about the first six months of making movies I found it a bit strange. But, for the most part I really liked it and that is why I continued to do it for so long (Big Grin).
GIO Out of all the films you have made, are there any that stand out as your favorites?
Sebastian I think for me the Personal Trainers movies are my favorite. Mainly because they were different than anything else that was being made and although they were not like a big movie shoot, they were fun and sexy for me. They were not easier to make than the bigger movies, but it was just a little different. Plus I got to train the new guys and find the new meat for the site, so to speak (Big Laugh). For me training and having sex with the new guys was hot and fun! I think the fans really like them too. I think it is a nice way to shoot because we start the sex and let the cameras role without stopping the scenes to change camera angles and stuff like that. So the footage is sexy and funny all at the same time. It is a nice mix of good things captured on film sort of like comedy mixed with drama and it is real.
GIO We call that “Dramady” (Both laugh). Complete this sentence: The best thing about being a porn star is…
Sebastian Being able to have sex with a lot of men! (Gives a big laugh!)
GIO Great answer! Out of all those men, is there a particular scene that stands out as a favorite for you?
Sebastian Oh wow, that is very hard to say. So many scenes and so many trainings I have done and that means I have had more than 500 asses probably! So it is too hard for me to pick just one since I enjoyed something with all of them.
GIO Well what about your ass? Do you ever give up yourself as a bottom as well?
Sebastian Yes of course! (Big smile) Not so much now though. I have a boyfriend, so mostly now I am a top. He has a very nice small tiny tight ass, so I love that. (Laughs).
GIO Wow, over 500 sexual partners. Were all of those on camera?
Sebastian No, not all of them. Probably about 300 of them doing the Bel Ami Trainings though. Whenever the new meat came to Bel Ami I was the one who would do the training with them and teach them how to perform in front of the cameras and such, so through those trainings I got a lot of asses! That was my job for a long time and I enjoyed it very much.
GIO I am sure there will be a lot of people reading this that would love to have that job!
Sebastian (Laughing) Yeah, it sounds fun doesn’t it? But, it was a job and for sure, sometimes it was very fun. Sometimes if I really liked the guy, I would ask to have him do a scene with me in one of the main movies.
GIO Outside of working at Bel Ami, what do you like to do for fun?
Sebastian If I said chilling out that would not be true, even though I like to relax sometimes. I really like going out with friends and having a beer or coffee and just hanging out. I really like doing sports in both the winter and the summer. In the winter I prefer skiing and I get real crazy on the slopes because I really like to ski fast. Actually one time I had a crash with Lukas Ridgeston (Laughs).
GIO Tell me more about that.
Sebastian I was skiing very fast and he just stopped for some reason and I could not stop and ran into him and he flew up in the air about 3 meters (Laughing very hard). He was like “Woooooooooooh “as he went up in the air. It was funny.
GIO That sounds funny. Do you two hang out a lot and travel together some?
Sebastian He and I are very good friends and we do both work stuff and fun stuff together. He, Johan Paulik and I do traveling in Europe for autograph signings and stuff for Bel Ami. But, I do not travel with him on Holiday’s and stuff. You know, people need to be alone on their holidays and it is better if we do our own things.
GIO That makes sense. If I were to ask your two closest friends what your best quality is, what would they tell me?
Sebastian They would probably say I am very friendly and outgoing. They may also tell you to tell me to just shut up and fuck! (Big Laugh). No, I think that they would say I am a good friend to everyone. I really like to care about my friends and they know I would pretty much do anything for them.
GIO Well I would concur that you are a very friendly guy and in the short time I have known you, you are very personably and easy to talk with. What do you think your best physical feature is?
Sebastian Well I think people decide that when they see my films. I know I do not have the biggest penis and it is not like Lukas’, but I get a lot of compliments on it and the fact that I am very creative in bed.
GIO Well I have seen you in films and you are certainly not small and you sure know how to use it! (Both laugh). I think it is cool that you are creative and sensual in bed, which is very sexy.
Sebastian You are giving me a hard on (Grabs his crotch and I blush as we both laugh).
GIO OK – Let’s change subjects for a moment before I get more flustered (Laughing). Where are your favorite places to travel?
Sebastian Paris, London and San Francisco are my favorite cities. They are the three places that I love to go to over and over again. I would really like to go to Moscow and I think it must be very beautiful. I also want to go to Asia and visit Singapore, Tokyo and China. I really need millions of dollars to travel because if I could I would travel for all of my life.
GIO Me too, so if anyone is reading this that wants to donate a million dollars to Sebastian and me so we can travel, please do! (Both Laugh) When people hear the name Bel Ami, there are three names that typically come to mind immediately: Lukas Ridgeston, Johan Paulik and Sebastian Bonnet, not in any particular order of course. Tell me how becoming such a recognizable named porn star has been like for you over the years? You three are known worldwide. Do you like being recognized?
Sebastian The last time that happened was very funny and it was in New York. It was Johan, Lukas and me walking in front of Madison Square Garden. Well Lukas is really the biggest model out of all three of us and he is really proud of that and stuck up about it (Laughing) and selfish (Laughing) and well, you know Johan and I pick on him about it and it is funny between us. Well this person came running up and screaming… “Johan, Johan, you are my favorite porn star and I really love you…” and this person did not even acknowledge Lukas and me. It was so funny to see the look on Lucas’s face because he is usually the one that gets recognized the most, especially because of his eyes. He looked sad this day because this person did not come up to him. Johan and I pick on him about that all the time (Laughing very hard). But, for me when I am recognized I like it very much and it is flattering to me. I know I am not like a Hollywood star, but it is nice to get recognized sometimes.
GIO That is so funny and knowing Lukas, and how truly humble he is, it makes that story so much more fun! You self identify as bi-sexual but I get a feeling you might be “try-sexual,” meaning you will try anything at least once.
Sebastian (Laughing) Yes that is me! I like all holes (Laughing harder) and so that is the best for me!
GIO Do you have one particular sexual fantasy that you can share with the readers that has yet to be fulfilled?
Sebastian I think a nice swingers party would be great for me. I have not done anything like that yet and I would like to have about 20 beautiful men and women all sharing each other. I know it sounds a little crazy, but as long as it was all safe sex I think it would be really hot. Having everyone in a small space and everyone sweating together and caressing each other makes me very horny and I would really like to do this sometime. To me it would be just beautiful.
GIO That sounds totally hot!
Sebastian Yes! That is why I am jealous of Caligula (Laughs).
GIO Let’s switch gears again, do you like dogs or cats?
Sebastian I prefer dogs, sorry but I hate cats. I am actually allergic to them, so that is another reason I do not like them. For me, dogs are friendlier you know? They are true companions and cats are way too independent. I had a Springer Spaniel for 10 years and it was always great to have him there to greet me when I got home and I do not think a cat would do that.
GIO Boxers or Briefs?
Sebastian Boxers or nothing at all most of the time.
GIO If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
Sebastian I would like to be a Hawk because they can fly all over the place and since they have great vision, I would be able to see all the beautiful scenery in the world.
GIO How many languages do you speak?
Sebastian When I was little I was speaking Hungarian because my mom is from Hungary and then we moved and I did not speak Hungarian much anymore. I speak English, Russian, Czech and German. Prior to 1989, the Communist party was still in power in Slovakia, so in school they would only offer Russian. Now, students can choose from many languages to study.
GIO How is life in Slovakia since the freedom of Communist rule?
Sebastian It is very nice. Our whole county only has about 5 million people and I think you have that many living here in Florida, so it is nice for me. The town I live in is very friendly and nice.
GIO Do you come from a large family and do they know about your work in gay porn?
Sebastian I have one sister and my family now knows everything. At the beginning they did not know, but now they know it all. It was not very easy for them because I entered into gay porn just seven years after the Communist change and they were scared for me because people had very negative feelings towards homosexuals at that time. They knew that people would hate me just for having sex with men and feared for my safety. Many people in Slovakia and still hundreds of years behind the rest of the world when it comes to acceptance of gay people, but thankfully I live in Bratislava which is a bigger city and people there are more progressive and accepting.
GIO Where do you see yourself going in the next several years? Do you plan to stay in the adult industry?
Sebastian It is very hard to say, especially after 11 years in this business. I think I would like to try something else at some point. Sometimes that porn business is a bit too much for me and I think I should do something else, but I do not really know yet. I would just like to be really rich at some point and get to travel all the time (Laughs). But I am perhaps interested in designing cars or starting in the Real Estate business or ever doing Interior Design.
GIO Well you can do anything you set your mind to. Do you have a favorite color?
Sebastian Red! After I am a Taurus.
GIO Who is your favorite Drag Queen?
Sebastian Chi Chi LaRue of course! Is there any other? Plus she loves me (Big smile). She is so nice and sweet.
GIO She is my favorite as well! Since Chi Chi is known for directing sex scenes in some very interesting places. Where is the strangest place you have ever had sex?
Sebastian Well I am not a member of the mile high club yet, but…hmmm, the strangest place huh? I did have a three way in a movie theater with another guy and girl once while the movie was playing. We were in the back of the theater and that was pretty wild.
GIO Do you prefer hair down below or shaved?
Sebastian On men and women I like a little hair down there and it needs to be trimmed and neat, not bushy. If it is hairy and bushy that is a turn off for me.
GIO What do you like to see your men and women wearing in the bedroom to turn you on?
Sebastian On guys I like them to have very nice clean tight underwear and on girls I really like stockings and a garter belt. Those things are a big turn on to me.
GIO I love a guy in a nice pare of white boxer briefs myself. How many times in one day can you cum?
Sebastian Well today I have already done it three times and it is only mid-day (Laughs). Sometimes I can cum up to five times a day, it just depends on the situation.
GIO That is impressive! Is there anything else you would like to share with your fans?
Sebastian I don’t know…hmmmm….Just Fuck and be safe! (Laughs)
GIO That is fun advice! Last question; what advice would you give someone who wants to do gay porn?
Sebastian You know that is a tough question. For me, I was very lucky because I got to come on board with Bel Ami at the beginning and they have invested a lot of promotion in me and also helped me grow in the business professionally. I do not think that most studios today will do that for their models and it seems that they sometimes take the models for granted because there are so many companies and so many guys available today. Most just change their models to quickly these days and the industry has changed a lot since I got into it. So my best advice is for someone new to understand that longevity in this industry is not the normal thing anymore and that my situation is a lucky one. The guys today need to look out for their best interest at all times.
GIO That is a very honest and fair assessment of the industry today from your point of view and I truly appreciate your honesty and taking the time to sit down with me today for this interview. I wish you continued success in all that you do in the future and look forward to seeing your performances at the Boardwalk Bar this weekend.
Sebastian Thank you Gio! This was a fun interview and very different than all the other typical porn star interviews I have done before.