February 10, 2009

Natives line up for New Moon roles

Twilighters Arrive in Droves for Open CastingDakota Fanning, AnnaLynne McCord, Lucy Hale and Vanessa Hudgens aren't the only people jostling for roles in the next installment of the Twilight series.

Fans of the vampire love saga traveled far and wide to Vancouver Sunday for the chance to join hottie Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in the second film, New Moon, set to hit theaters in November.

The film's casting agents held an open call in the Canadian city and advertised the event on Craigslist. According to the Vancouver Sun, they sought "first nations/aboriginal actors and actresses between the ages of 15 and 25" who would be available throughout filming from March to May.

The line began forming as early as 5 a.m. and soon snaked down a street and around the corner. Fans from as far as Florida willingly froze as they studied Stephenie Meyer's book, anxiously waiting their turn.

Sadly, so many people came camera-ready that assistants began telling the crowd they could accept no more applicants as early as 12:30 p.m.
Comment:  What a shocker. When Twilight's producers get off their duffs and actually search for Native actors, they find them in droves.

No doubt many of these "actors" are really actor wannabes, but all Twilight needs is a few good people. It doesn't take much skill to growl a few lines as a Quileute werewolf.

In related news, Twilight's producers didn't realize the sky was blue and the ocean was wet until recently. They finally stepped out of their Hollywood cocoons and...voilá, made these startling discoveries.

For more on the subject, see Seeking Natives for New Moon and 10 Actresses to Play Leah?

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