‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Accepting Online Casting Auditions

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It’s been a crazy year in the world of Star Wars news, fully of confusing rumors and wild speculation about the next live-action movie installment, Episode VII. However, director J.J. Abrams is now officially pressing ahead in order to make a December 2015 release date, which means that there will be formal Episode VII casting announcements coming over the next 4-5 months (before principal photography on the film starts in the UK in Spring 2014).

Just before Disney announced the December launch date for Episode VII, an open casting call for a Disney tentpole – presumed to be Abrams’ Star Wars movie – was leaked online. In addition to vague character descriptions, the casting notice includes the various times and places in Bristol where people would be able to audition for potential leading roles in the film. As you might expect, thousands of young men and women turned out this past weekend; which,in turn, gave rise to a difficult and altogether inefficient (read: messy) casting process.

Of course, there will be additional Episode VII open casting auditions in Manchester, Glasgow, Dublin and London over the forthcoming weeks. However, in an effort to make the processes less chaotic on those occasions, Lucasfilm has announced that prospective cast members can also send in their personal video applications through the Cast It Talent’s website. (For those who are interested, click on that link and it will take you to a page that includes further instructions.)

As a refresher, here are the two potential Episode VII roles, per the official descriptions:

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.

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.

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Chances are, both the names and certain elements of these character descriptions have been changed, with respect to the roles that will be featured in Episode VII (Abrams used similar misleading tactics before while casting Super 8). However, assuming that these auditions are for the young male and female lead roles described in a previously-leaked Episode VII cast list, the important thing is that whoever lands each role must be have both the screen presence (read: exude intelligence and/or independence) and desired physical appearance (read: be attractive) that Disney/Lucasfilm want, in order to carry the Star Wars torch forward hereon out.

That much is true of celebrities who’ve confirmed that they auditioned for a role in Episode VII – a short list thus far, which includes Saoirse Ronan (The Grand Budapest Hotel) and Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station). In addition, the various other stars who’ve been rumored for a role fit the aforementioned bill, be it Sherlock/Star Trek Into Darkness fan-favorite lead Benedict Cumberbatch or Serenity antagonist Chiwetel Ejiofor (a pair who share the screen in 12 Years a Slave, now playing in theaters).

Again, those who’re interested in making a video audition for Episode VII should go to the Cast It Talent’s website; there, they will receive further instructions, with regard to how they can throw their hat in the ring for a role in Abrams’ Star Wars movie.


Star Wars: Episode VII opens in U.S. theaters on December 18th, 2015.

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  1. Hello,
    How can I be an extra? Do I have to subcribe to the ”Cast It Talent’s” website too?
    I want to be an extra, any extra: clone trooper, human/non-human soldier, Sith, Jedi, on board commander/captain/admiral, citizen of any planet, everything as extra!

    • I want to be an extra for Star Wars 7 any information where can I go for addition would really help me I really want this so bad I am 34 years old a man with three kids. I want to be a role model for them. I’m also a single parent. Please help me.or guide me to the right direction.

  2. Hey,
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  3. Btw my contact info is juanjuarez00.jj@gmail.com I too have been on several gigs like 12 Corazones, Blind Date, an extra for Gladiator.

  4. Are there still casting calss to be an extra, in this new star wars film. I live here in south bend indiana, and the young gentleman thats playing the darth vader role is from mishawaka next to here. I like to be an extra or acting role for this film, I have some experience. please let me know if your still casting and what I half to do if you are thank you. Joe Roman.

  5. Hi. Are you still casting for this film for extras and actors. I” have some experience with films as an extra and acting with small speaking parts. I’m also from south bend indiana,next to mishawaka were a young gentlmean form there is playing one of the villans or darth vader for the film. Please let me know if your still casting for this movie thank you. Here’s my email to get in touch with me. CENTFREEZE@gmail.com

  6. If you want to be an extra you have to join the Sith. I am not going to tell you how this power exist but the thing is you wont ever find out…. Because the Sith lies behind a evil republic, one you will never know. I will never understand the Sith, but i guess my padiwan will explain to me one day how this happens.. Good luck with your lifes…

    God Bless

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  8. I’m 13year old boy but I have ben bullied for my whole life when I was 12 I broke my hand buy protecting a friend he’s my best friend the bully said to me you wont do anything but I did do something all those years build up in my fist I did not throw the first swing I’m a really good person but he choked me down on table so I had no choice but swing when I did it was best feeling in world I broke my hand I hit him so hard he was knocked out almost but his face was so shocked that kid my size could do something to football player who was way bigger than me and still is. But still today I still get picked on I’ve ben picked on by my teacher cause of my illness with my stomach I got so many story’s of my pain full life I wanna be Actor and I hope I will be one

  9. where do i summit a audition for the movie, and is it late?

  10. I am 14 years old and half latin half english I was just wondering if you can still audition to get a part or for extras I love acting and it would be amazing if I could get this opportunity. Thanks


  11. 17-year-old girl, beautifil, I think I will be interesting to you

  12. 17-year-old girl, beautifil, I think I will be interesting to you.

  13. Location: Australia
    Age: 17
    Height: 186cm
    Weight: 70kg
    Hair: Brown and short
    Eye Color: Black
    Ethnicity: Caucasian/brown
    Body Type: Thin

    Hello, I am a young inexperienced film actor, but with pure passion and dedication to the work I do. I have acted in school plays, competitions, drama classes and NIDA acting classes. I would love the opportunity to audition for this exciting and brilliant production. I will not fail to impress and will give it my all. I will accept any role offered.

  14. Hi ! My name is Drumea Cristina . I am 17 years old . I am a beautiful , smart and slim girl . My height is 1.62 and my weight is 50 . I think I am suitable for this role because I love acting and work hard for my dream . I would love the opportunity to audition for this exciting production.

  15. Hello, I’m 15 and I’d like to participate in the film.
    I have white skin, brown hair and hazel eyes.

    Why I want to be in the movie?
    Since I was little I dreamed of being an actress. I want to play a role, for fun and also to assist.
    I accept all roles that offer me.

    My email: annaolsenandrea@gmail.com

  16. hi i am 14 and an awesome school drama actor. i am from Pakistan. i wanna audition for racheal. please contact me

  17. My name is Jacob miller I am 17 and I was wanting to be a extra in the new Star Wars 7. I have loved Star Wars since my dad got me in to it and when I was little I remember watching phantom menace for the first time and crying my eyes out when qui gon jinn died. Star Wars has been apart of my life forever and I’m so glad that there are more coming out. But any ways I just want to be apart of the Star Wars life because Star Wars has been a big part of my life. Please email me if you get the chance I would really appreciate it.

  18. wow! I’m excited for the next Star Wars movie. Good luck auditioners. LOL! As we know there many ways for casting calls, as time pass by this changes. As what I have read to this article http://www.exploretalent.com/articles/3-ways-casting-industry-changed/ the casting industry changes in three ways.

  19. Hello my name is jessenia i would love to be apart of star wars please consider me

  20. hey, I am a 17 year old with a fit 6’2″ build, hoping to be in the upcoming Star Wars VII. I have short brown hair, tanned/brown skin and brown eyes. In whatever i do i give it my all, especially towards acting. i would suit a role in this epic movie because, i’m a dedicated, punctual, flexible and enthusiastic person. given this opportunity would mean everything to me, and would help with trek on becoming a screen actor. i would be honored to play any character, but i have a persona that would fit a ‘bad guy’, storm trooper or an athletic looking extra.
    if you want to see a head shot, click my StarNow profile: http://www.starnow.com.au/elijahdavid
    kind regards

  21. plz
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    i want to become a supar star so i m waiting but i have no trainig for acting because sir i am belong a poor famly.. if u will give me a chance then i will proof that >>>>

  22. Ok. People who is ready to become an actor or an extra for our new Star Wars Movie? Now taking Applications?

  23. Hello, I am 13 years old, Although as I have been told, I look older (14-16), Im not gonna be asking for smphany like some of the other people here but all I am asking is a chance, I want to be a Major role(If this is possible) I am good at acting and am passionate in what I do, My name is Paul Hammond, I am very passionate of the Star Wars prequels trilogy as when I was young, I practically worshipped Anikan and I always dreamed of being like him haha. I would do all of it for no pay! I’d love to be a character who grows up during the movies and makes a change, thankyou.

    P.S I’d love an email to say you’ve even shortlisted me or anything :)

  24. I would love to be in the movie I’m Australian 18 years of age and I’ve done acting and films and dancing all my life and love to audition

  25. Hi my name is Petra Ghraizi and I’m 11 years old .
    I have white to brown skin and I have brown hair,
    And brown eyes .
    I want to in this movie because I my dream is to become an actress if you accept me in your movie it will the most incredible things
    Email is batouta-3@hotmail.com