Antony Starr of The Boys fame was arrested in Spain’s Costa Blanca over an alleged pub fight this week. The incident left the eatery’s 21-year-old chef Bathuel Araujo, needing four stitches. The young man told police officers that the actor had punched him twice. He also had a glass smashed in his face. After terrorizing the chef, the fight continued in the street after the 46-year-old was kicked out of the pub by doormen.
Police officers from Spain’s National Police arrested Antony Starr at the scene and escorted him to a nearby holding cell where he spent the rest of the night. The actor’s trial took place within days and Alicante Court of Investigation Number Nine handed down a 12 month suspended sentence with one condition. He’d only escape prison time if he paid his young victim $7855 within 72 hours.
According to the Daily Mail, Antony Starr’s state of drunkenness was taken into account as an extenuating factor. The reduced sentence was the result of an agreement between the state prosecution service and the convicted New Zealand actor on the condition that he doesn’t commit another crime in two years. The pub where the incident occurred was not named.
Antony Starr gained international recognition for his role as Homelander on Amazon show The Boys, which is based on the comic book series of the same name by writer Garth Ennis and illustrator Darick Robertson. In his home country, he is famous for his dual role as twins Jethro and Van West in the comedy/drama Outrageous Fortune, and Billy Newwood in Without a Paddle. He was also played the series lead, Lucas Hood in the four-season run of Banshee.
Antony Starr is currently in Spain for work. He is filming for British director Guy Ritchie’s latest project. The Interpreter will star Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal as a soldier who returns to a warzone in Afghanistan to repay a debt to his interpreter. According to Deadline, the filmmaker was inspired to tell the emotional story after talking to soldiers and the interpreters who risk their lives to help them.
The Interpreter will follow the story of Sgt. John Kinley (Gyllenhaal), who is teamed with a local interpreter named Ahmed to survey the region. When their unit is ambushed on patrol the pair are the only survivors. With enemy forces in pursuit, Ahmed risks his life to carry an injured Kinley to safety across miles of grueling terrain. Back in the U.S, Kinley learns that Ahmed and his family were not given passage to America as promised. Determined to protect his friend, Kinley returns to the warzone to retrieve Ahmed before the local militias get to him first. Antony Starr’s role is still undisclosed.
Joining Antony Starr and Jake Gyllenhaal in the cast is Dar Salim as Ahmed (the interpreter). The movie also features the talents of Alexander Ludwig, Jason Wong, Bobby Schofield, Sean Sagar, and Emily Beecham. The highly anticipated Guy Ritchie film doesn’t have a release date at this time.