The Language of Casting
The Casting Call
A show like Heroes looks for the best actors for the role.
[ AGENT 1 & 2 ]
28 – 45. PLEASE SUBMIT MEN AND WOMEN OF ALL ETHNICITIES. MUST BE IN GREAT PHYSICAL SHAPE. EXPERIENCE HANDLING WEAPONS A PLUS. These men/women are FBI agents taking part in a top-secret military operation…
What did Paramount look for with The Last Airbender?
[ AANG ]
12-15 years-old, Male, Caucasian or any other ethnicity. We are looking for a young man to play the lead role in a motion picture franchise. He must be athletic and graceful with an ability in Martial Arts…
“I think it’s one of those things where I pull my hair up
, shave the sides, and I definitely need a tan
. It’s one of those things where, hopefully, the audience will suspend disbelief a little bit
Jackson Rathbone, “Sokka”
Deedee Ricketts, Extras Casting Director
“It doesn’t mean you’re at a disadvantage if you didn’t come in a big African thing. But guys, even if you came with a scarf today, put it over your head so you’ll look like a Ukrainian villager or whatever.”
“We want you to dress in traditional cultural ethnic attire. If you’re Korean, wear a kimono.”
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