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Star Wars Auditions

The latest film the Star Wars franchise Star Wars - The Force Awakens has just come out and is number one in most if not all markets. The next episode VIII which is due out in May 2017 is due to begin filming next month. The next film is coming out on the fortieth anniversary of the first film, Star Wars IV - A New Hope. If you got what it takes, they are currently taking casting calls so you could be the Lead Stormtrooper of Ensign Goode. ref:MovingCastingCall

If you can remember a few years back, the producers began a casting call for the new faces for the films.

Rachel who was decribed as quite young (17/18) when she lost her parents. With no other family, she was forced to make her way alone in a tough, dangerous town. Now 17 she has become street smart and strong. She is able to take care of herself using humor and guts to get by. Always a survivor, never a victim, she remains hopeful that she can move away from this harsh existence to a better life. She is always thinking of what she can do to move ahead.

Thomas has grown up without a father's influence. Without the model of being a man, he doesn't have the strongest sense of himself. Despite this, he is smart, capable and shows courage when it is needed. He can appreciate the absurdities in life and understands you can't take life too seriously.

Out of the casting of thousands, it was announced that Pip Anderson and Crystal Clarke had got the roles. However when the film came out, their characters became Lead Stormtrooper and Ensign Goode. Neither of these characters are the main characters in the film which I suspect a lot of people were hoping it to be when they lined up for the auditions. The winners became minor parts in the film. Can't remember what happened to those characters when I saw the film but neither stood out.

The lead characters went to Daisy Ridley (Rey) and John Boyega (Finn), both from London, United Kingdom and both having been in productions before. John played Moses and Daisy had played a character in Casualty. Mark Hamill got his part from open auditioning. Back when Mark got his, no one knew anything about the film, no one knew how good or bad the film was going to be.

A definite requirement for the part is that you can work in the United Kingdom as that is where like most of the films in the series was made. Star Wars II - Attack of the Clones and the following Star Wars III - Revenge of the Sith were both made in Sydney, Australia.

If you do plan to do some auditioning, just make sure you're better than these.... (Saturday Night Live Spoof)

Saturday Night Live Spoof of Star Wars Casting.

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