Twilight sequel open casting calls in B.C.

Taylor Lautner and two Native American actors in TwilightCasting directors for the Twilight sequel New Moon are holding open casting calls on February 7 & 8 in various locations in British Columbia — Victoria: Feb. 7, Paul’s Motor Inn, 1900 Douglas Street, 9 a.m. to noon; Vancouver: Feb.8, Second Avenue Studios, 225 West 2nd Avenue, 9 a.m. to noon; and Kelowna: Feb. 8, Delta Grand Okanagan, 1310 Water Street, 9 a.m. to noon. They’re looking for First Nations/Aboriginal actors and actresses between the ages of 15 and 25. The film will be partially shot in the Vancouver area this time and filming will begin in mid-March through to the end of May. Experience is not a requirement. Potential candidates will be given script material and asked to return in the afternoon to audition. There is no cost to audition or to those who succeed in getting a role.

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  1. Casey • January 29, 2009 @ 11:48 AM

    I’ll bet non-first nations and non-aboriginal tween girls will still show up by the thousands on the shred of hope that they can get closer to being with “Edward” or “Jacob”

  2. Jo-Anne. • January 29, 2009 @ 11:51 AM

    ha ha casey good comment, so true!

  3. brianne • January 29, 2009 @ 4:17 PM

    lolz i know i would if i actually did live in b.c. but sad face i don’t lolz yah i have to admit this cuz it’s eating my insides not really but figure of speech u know….. TEAM EDWARD CUZ I’D RATHER FREEZE THAN HAVE MY OWN PERSONAL SPACE HEATER NO OFFENCE TO JACOB BLACK OR TAYLOR LAUTNER TAYLOR IS AWESOME FOR HIS OWN REASONS 2!!

  4. Anonymous • January 29, 2009 @ 6:46 PM

    what is this? a job posting?

  5. Coop • January 29, 2009 @ 7:57 PM

    Right on brianne,now pass the pipe.

  6. demigod • January 29, 2009 @ 8:26 PM

    You non-First Nations/Aboriginal candidates ..can’t you let them have anything?? 🙂

  7. Alan • January 30, 2009 @ 12:51 PM

    Yeah, I think they should audition for Filipinos.

  8. Ray Ray • January 30, 2009 @ 3:22 PM

    Yep hire a bunch of crackheads so Kristen Stewart has someone she can party with!

  9. Zoe • February 1, 2009 @ 2:00 AM

    grr that makes me mad i wanted to be a vampire…and i’m not first nations…or w.e sadness :'(…w.e maybe the next movie i can be in:D..yeah right

  10. Cath • February 1, 2009 @ 3:47 AM

    I live in Vancouver and I was
    thinking of auditioning but I don’t
    think they’ll give people
    a chance to audition if they’re
    not Native American/Aboriginal =/

  11. Lori • February 1, 2009 @ 11:08 PM

    I agree with Alan, they should audition for Filipinos as well. There’s an overwhelming population of them in the Vancouver area, and nearby cities, plus I think they could pass up as an aboriginal. They have a few physical similarities similarities, like the tone of their skin for example.

  12. demigod • February 1, 2009 @ 11:18 PM

    Alan , aboriginal wannabes, they’re not looking for little asian islanders.

  13. Nancy • February 1, 2009 @ 11:48 PM

    I believe that if the role is of an aboriginal that an aboriginal should be cast. Philipinos should be cast in movies where the director is looking for a Philopino. Racism has nothing to do with it.

  14. Nancy • February 1, 2009 @ 11:51 PM

    Sorry, Filipinos.

  15. oowa • February 5, 2009 @ 4:40 PM

    does anyone know if you have to enrolled in a Canadian band or can you be from the states to audition?

  16. Anonymous • February 5, 2009 @ 5:56 PM

    You can be Canadian. And that was a joke about Filipinos.

  17. Bella Rose • February 6, 2009 @ 3:54 AM

    I would love to audition, and I have native blood in me, I just don’t look the least bit native. Hell, I’m really pale and look like a vampire, I even have natural fangs that I had to get filed down when I was younger!

  18. Dorothy Jean • February 7, 2009 @ 4:21 PM

    The what they are looking for statement is too vague, They need to be more specific, there are lots of aboriginal people who are 100% and don’t “look the least bit aboriginal” I just came from the Victoria audition, and they seem to be looking for the “stereotypical aboriginal male/female” If you have any hint of african american hair, they screen you out, if you aren’t “dark enough”, they screen you out etc.

    It would have been more helpful if they had said that they were looking for “Coast Salish aboriginal people for example, then Aboriginal youth who belong to other nations who have different facial structures and coloring, would have known not to bother going to the audition.

  19. maggie • February 8, 2009 @ 5:45 PM

    uhhg thats the biggest drag im first nation and would of love an opportunity like this but i live so far from vancover and i only heard about it this morning:( lol they should come audition my sister and i in manitoba,winnipeg

  20. barb dawson • February 9, 2009 @ 1:59 PM

    Good luck to the person that is chosen. As for the Philipino option, I do know that philipino’s do have some facial characteristics that are not of First Nations equal. The flat bridge of the nose for one thing. So there is a difference. It is not often that First Nations are requested for a casting call, and when they are, it is not the character you would want to portray. As for working with these big actors; all I can say is that they have to use the toilet as well, so they are not that special other than their job title. Treat them as an equal and you will be treated the same. We should all treat each other this way and realize that no one is better than the other. Just our circumstances…

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