'Star Wars' casting call, for those with high midi-chlorian count
Someone tell George Michael Bluth!
Disney and LucasFilm want you to be in the new Star Wars movie. Disney has posted an open casting notice for anyone with a video camera. A rep for LucasFilm confirmed to EW that the casting notice is legit and is for Star Wars.
Here are the official casting descriptions:
“Seeking: Young woman to play 17-18 Years old. Must be beautiful, smart and athletic. Open to all ethnicities (including bi- and multi-racial).
RACHEL — Was quite young when she lost her parents. With no other family, she was forced to maker 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. “
“Seeking: Young man to play 19-23 years old. Must be handsome, smart and athletic. Must be over 18.
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.”
Rachel and Thomas are likely code names, so it’s anyone’s guess what this means for Episode VII. Are they Skywalkers? Solos? Some new alien race yet to be introduced? As many fan sites have already noted, even the descriptions of the characters might not be accurate (We can’t trust anyone!). For J.J. Abrams’ film Super 8, he made up descriptions to keep everything about the project hush-hush, and it would make total sense to do the same about Star Wars — people have only been freaking out about something about the project basically every week for the past year.
In addition to uploading a video, Disney is holding in-person open calls for these same roles in several cities throughout the U.S. over the next few weeks, leading more credibility to the theory that these are major parts. Note to those auditioning: Be sure to stress you’ve always wanted to work with Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Star Wars: Episode VII will hit theaters Dec. 18, 2015.