How To (and How Not To) Audition for ‘Star Wars’
Donald Faison's "Star Wars" audition on "Conan" (Photo Credit: TeamCoco)
The Force is strong with the Internet ... and now it's time to complete your training.
You may have heard that the producers of "Star Wars: Episode VII" are now accepting online auditions for two major roles. The notice on Cast It Talent describes them as follows (though we have a feeling 'Rachel' and 'Thomas' are probably placeholder names):
(Photo Credit: OpenCastingCall2013.com)
Was quite young 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.
2) Seeking: Young man to play 19-23 years old. Must be handsome, smart and athletic. Must be over 18.
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.
If you think you're qualified (and even if you don't), you might already be in the beginning stages of preparing your own audition video. With that in mind, we thought we'd gather some "Star Wars" auditions from over the years as examples of what to do ... and what not to do.
1. Donald Faison (How To)
The "Kick-Ass 2" star's audition for Lando Calrissian, Jr. isn't bad, but what's most striking is how much it reveals about Lando Calrissian, Sr. Who knew the old card player/gambler/scoundrel (you'd like him!) was prone to spinning tall tales about Wampas? Showing off your knowledge of "Star Wars" mythology -- and making it your own -- is highly recommended.
2. Kevin Smith (How Not To)