Remember the rumors from last week that at the end of February there will be a Star Wars audition happening in the UK, and one of the roles was about Princes Leia? Well it looks like there were two auditions happening. One in the US for Star Wars Weekends and a different one in the UK for something else...
Calling all Jedi: Walt Disney World is holding auditions for characters for this year's Star Wars Weekends.
Disney has two auditions scheduled during the next week for "Star Wars" character look-alikes and performers.
Tuesday, Feb. 28 -- Sign in by 9 a.m.
Monday, March 5 -- Sign in by 6 p.m.
Both sessions are at Disney's Animal Kingdom Rehersal Facility, located at 3271 Sherbeth Road, in Kissimmee.
Females (5'3" – 6'0") for Princess Leia, Queen Amidala, Zam Wessell, Shaak-Ti, Aurra Sing, Ahsoka Tano, Asajj Ventress.
Males (5'8" – 6'3") for Luke Skywalker, Anakin Skywalker, Darth Maul, Mace Windu.
Males (6'3" – 6'10") for Darth Vader and Chewbacca.
Male or Female (3'10" – 5'0") for Ewoks.
The audition is taking place in Florida and we have to point out that Den of Geeks rumor from last week was about an audition taking place in the UK. Also according to JediNews the audition was about Leia Organa, not Princess Leia. So I wonder if this is just a coincidence or a completely different audition.
I contacted Den of Geek to clarify if their source really meant that the Leia audition took place in the UK. They again confirmed that, and also shared that their info came from one of the biggest UK casting agencies Spotlight. This really gives even more credibility to their story.
I doubt that they were auditioning UK actresses for the US amusement parks. I think the Leia audition in the UK was legit. Maybe they used the US Weekends auditions as a cover? It remains to be seen what was it about, Episode 7 or something else.
Many tweets were posted in the last few days about the Star Wars Weekends audition but one particular tweet was different:
Whaaat. #StarWarsVII auditions going on right now in the next room. Description for the "leading man" is hilarious.
— Julia Swain (@juliaswain) March 1, 2014
@starwars7news The signs, the casting directors who work for the film and this guy named Abrams
— Julia Swain (@juliaswain) March 2, 2014
Considering that the description of the leading man is "hilarious" made me think that this was also for the Weekends audition. But later I received a reply that Episode 7 casting director and J.J. Abrams were attending the audition.
And while we're at casting here's Zac Efron's short comment for eonline on the rumors of his possible involvement with Episode 7:
"Is it true? I don't even know yet," he said when asked if he was signed on the the highly anticipated movie.
"I guess the Force is with me tonight," he added. (Was that a hint?! Maybe? No? Who knows!)