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STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Needs Extras, Looking for “Eye Catching Looks” and “Salty Dogs”

Posted on May 5, 2014 at 10:39 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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Star Wars: Episode VII needs you! While the principal cast for the J.J. Abrams film was recently announced by Disney, the production still has a host of background characters and extras to hire in order to populate their fantastical worlds. The people they’re looking for range from the rather generic “interesting looks” to the more specific (and possibly plot-related) “Sailors/Fisherman/Navy types … Salty Sea Dogs wanted.”

Sounds like Star Wars: Episode VII may be headed to a port city, or perhaps the sea itself? Or maybe they just need some ruffians star-wars-chewbacca-harrison-ford1-600x450to populate a bar scene similar to the iconic Cantina sequence? Whatever it is, we’ll find out more on May 14th, which is when production is unofficially reported to kick off. So how badly do you want to be in Star Wars: Episode VII? If you’re lucky enough to live in England (and are legally eligible to work in London and the UK), then that dream could just come true if you fit the film’s needs.

Here’s a look at the other background actors, extras, and even limited speaking roles that the Star Wars: Episode VII casting call is looking for (via Movie Casting Call). Be sure to click on the link and head over to the site for more information on how you can register for the casting call and submit your information in the hopes of landing a role!

CHARACTER TYPES/INTERESTING FACES] Males and Females, any age over 16. Interesting looks. Character faces, memorable eye-catching looks, unusual type looks. This could be people with strong physical features, facial scars, big beards, long hair, bad teeth, large facial features, dreadlocks, or interesting ethnic appearance such as darker skin and light eyes.

The Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm, in association with Kasdan Pictures and Bad Robot Productions will begin principal photography on the first in a new stand-alone Star Wars trilogy in London on May 14, 2014. The extras casting team in the United Kingdom has sent out a Star Wars: Episode 7 casting call seeking extras of all ages and types, 16 years and older, to work as fully paid extras and possible featured background actors. There will also be additional casting for smaller speaking roles during production. There are also some specific casting needs such as star-wars-episode-7-cast-600x340interesting and unusual character faces, sailor and Navy types.

Star Wars: Episode 7 Extras Casting Call Information

Star Wars: Episode 7 is now casting extras to appear in the film as fully paid background performers. Some roles will be possible featured background actors. All types and ages are needed, 16 years and older. The following are the breakdowns of some specific needs:

[ALL AGES AND TYPES] Males and Females, 16 years of age and older. Any ethnicity. All types, sizes and shapes.

YOUNG ADULTS] Males and Females 16- 22. Girls and Boys of all ethnic backgrounds.

CHARACTER TYPES/INTERESTING FACES] Males and Females, any age over 16. Interesting looks. Character faces, memorable eye-catching looks, unusual type looks. This could be people with strong physical features, facial scars, big beards, long hair, bad teeth, large facial features, dreadlocks, or interesting ethnic appearance such as darker skin and light eyes.

Shooting on these roles will take place on various days between May, 2014 and September, 2014 in the London, Hertfordshire; Bedfordshire areas of the UK.

GENERAL EXTRAS: “Extras needed in the Cardington, Bedfordshire area for major new feature film”

YOUNG ADULTS: “Young Adults Age 16 to 22″

CHARACTER TYPES: “Characterful, memorable, eye catching & unusual looking men & women”

SAILORS/FISHERMEN/NAVY TYPES: “Salty Sea Dogs Wanted”

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