“Fantastic Beasts” Open Casting Call: Break a Leg!
As soon as we were able to report that Warner Bros. would be holding an open casting call for a role in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we at MuggleNet got really excited. (Evanna Lynch discovered the open casting call for the role of Luna Lovegood right here on MuggleNet, after all!) Now, the day has come, and we’re seeing plenty of posts on social media that are coming straight from ExCeL London!
Let’s start by saying that the queue just to audition is long:
Can't believe I'm doing this,but with 10yo in the #FantasticBeasts open audition queue. pic.twitter.com/rc8DYiFAGi
— Ness Lyons (@lyonsness) July 18, 2015
My Ashes Saturday involves queueing with my daughter for the #FantasticBeasts open audition #bbccricket #HarryPotter pic.twitter.com/40meg83O1L
— Tim Pointer (@TimPointer) July 18, 2015
Nevertheless, there is plenty of excitement in the queue, too:
@jk_rowling In the queue for #fantasticbeasts – excited. pic.twitter.com/9Ebhz9VtLi
— Michelle Carvill (@michellecarvill) July 18, 2015
It’s too early to know an exact figure, but there are estimates that 10,000 or 25,000 girls are present. Knowing that one of them will be cast as Modesty is pretty mind-blowing.
A few members of the Harry Potter cast also took to Twitter to wish luck to those auditioning:
I really hope it goes well for you today if you're at Excel centre for #FantasticBeasts #Auditions it'll be an amazing day x
— Chris Rankin (@chrisrankin) July 18, 2015
Good luck to everyone auditioning for #FantasticBeasts at the Excel Centre today
— Rohan Gotobed (@Rohan_Gotobed) July 18, 2015
Good luck girls casting for Fantastic Beasts today. Would be a great role to get!
— Ryan Turner (@ryanturner2) July 18, 2015
Even J.K. Rowling herself is wishing those who audition well:
I'm so looking forward to meeting our Modesty! https://t.co/VzIK6vhhQP
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 18, 2015
And remember, there is a light at the end of the tunnel:
All done. Long wait and good experience. #FantasticBeasts @jk_rowling @PQA_Coventry @QuirkyKidz pic.twitter.com/ABip64ALsp
— Amy Newey (@AmyNewey) July 18, 2015
You can also check out a video of some of the action over at CBBC Newsround or watch a video from the Daily Mail below:
If you’re attending the casting, break a leg (figuratively, of course)! Oh, and don’t forget to have fun!
Did you attend the casting call? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!