SnitchSeeker.com

SnitchSeeker.com (https://www.snitchseeker.com/forum.php)
-   Harry Potter News (https://www.snitchseeker.com/harry-potter-news/)
-   -   Photos: Fantastic Beasts films Modesty character auditions take place, 100 finalists move on (https://www.snitchseeker.com/harry-potter-news/fantastic-beasts-films-modesty-character-auditions-take-place-100-finalists-move-on-101331/)

masterofmystery 07-18-2015 04:45 PM

Fantastic Beasts films Modesty character auditions take place, 100 finalists move on
 
Somewhere between 10,000 and 25,000 girls ages 8 to 12 years old queued up Saturday afternoon in London for the chance to play the new character Modesty in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Many photos of the queue were taken on Twitter and can be seen here. A few girls who auditioned told the BBC that they were asked a series of questions about themselves.

According to one girl, 100 finalists will be called back for the role, as shown by the image below. All girls who participated received a certificate for their participation.

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xSn_fgnr7F4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">2 happy girls with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FantasticBeasts?src=hash">#FantasticBeasts</a> audition certificates and a friend recalled to the final 100 from 14,000! <a href="http://t.co/lVXGWiSLiN">pic.twitter.com/lVXGWiSLiN</a></p>&mdash; Jamie Barber (@jamieb1) <a href="https://twitter.com/jamieb1/status/622431706340020224">July 18, 2015</a></blockquote>
<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>


Various images of the queue and girls done with the audition can be seen here.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thousands of little girls hoping to be in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HarryPotter?src=hash">#HarryPotter</a> spinoff <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FantasticBeasts?src=hash">#FantasticBeasts</a> - the queue f audition goes on &amp; on! <a href="http://t.co/TZDOTLDDBT">pic.twitter.com/TZDOTLDDBT</a></p>&mdash; Katia Moskvitch (@SciTech_Cat) <a href="https://twitter.com/SciTech_Cat/status/622312232404275200">July 18, 2015</a></blockquote>
<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Can't believe I'm doing this,but with 10yo in the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FantasticBeasts?src=hash">#FantasticBeasts</a> open audition queue. <a href="http://t.co/rc8DYiFAGi">pic.twitter.com/rc8DYiFAGi</a></p>&mdash; Ness Lyons (@lyonsness) <a href="https://twitter.com/lyonsness/status/622383247813660672">July 18, 2015</a></blockquote>
<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">And we're done! Lots of queuing but well organised &amp; well looked after! <a href="https://twitter.com/ExCeLLondon">@ExCeLLondon</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/fantasticbeasts?src=hash">#fantasticbeasts</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/jk_rowling">@jk_rowling</a> <a href="http://t.co/koCxWE99MN">pic.twitter.com/koCxWE99MN</a></p>&mdash; Laura Baker (@lauraaitchbaker) <a href="https://twitter.com/lauraaitchbaker/status/622430968566165504">July 18, 2015</a></blockquote>
<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">7h20 minutes later happy girl who lived the experience <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FantasticBeasts?src=hash">#FantasticBeasts</a> <a href="http://t.co/0RlkQzeRt5">pic.twitter.com/0RlkQzeRt5</a></p>&mdash; Melanie Trevelyan (@MelanieTrev) <a href="https://twitter.com/MelanieTrev/status/622428532011061248">July 18, 2015</a></blockquote>
<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="fr" dir="ltr">Queueing for audition <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/fantasticbeasts?src=hash">#fantasticbeasts</a> <a href="http://t.co/QgHDzZwSWu">pic.twitter.com/QgHDzZwSWu</a></p>&mdash; Melanie Trevelyan (@MelanieTrev) <a href="https://twitter.com/MelanieTrev/status/622428297889189888">July 18, 2015</a></blockquote>
<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/jk_rowling">@jk_rowling</a> amazing morning, fantastic staff at <a href="https://twitter.com/ExCeLLondon">@ExCeLLondon</a> 1 v excited 9yr old &amp; 2 tired parents <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FantasticBeasts?src=hash">#FantasticBeasts</a> <a href="http://t.co/JstOjMDuGU">pic.twitter.com/JstOjMDuGU</a></p>&mdash; Shellie Hughes (@tinksmoomoo) <a href="https://twitter.com/tinksmoomoo/status/622404009605877760">July 18, 2015</a></blockquote>
<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="und" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FantasticBeasts?src=hash">#FantasticBeasts</a> <a href="http://t.co/4qv87of4bA">pic.twitter.com/4qv87of4bA</a></p>&mdash; Gareth Thomas (@thomasgpt) <a href="https://twitter.com/thomasgpt/status/622387867210395648">July 18, 2015</a></blockquote>
<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">My big girl just back from <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HarryPotter?src=hash">#HarryPotter</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FantasticBeasts?src=hash">#FantasticBeasts</a> auditions <a href="https://twitter.com/jk_rowling">@jk_rowling</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/FBAWTFTmovie">@FBAWTFTmovie</a> she loved every minuet <a href="http://t.co/mYaNvz89jI">pic.twitter.com/mYaNvz89jI</a></p>&mdash; Sam (@sammy_bridges) <a href="https://twitter.com/sammy_bridges/status/622378497550454784">July 18, 2015</a></blockquote>
<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>


A bit of the contract parents and guardians had to sign for their child to participate can be seen here.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">stardom beckons for the kids! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FantasticBeasts?src=hash">#FantasticBeasts</a> auditions <a href="http://t.co/HH7JSWx4T2">pic.twitter.com/HH7JSWx4T2</a></p>&mdash; Jamie Barber (@jamieb1) <a href="https://twitter.com/jamieb1/status/622398834178662400">July 18, 2015</a></blockquote>
<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, written by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling (who commented on the auditions below), will release in theaters November 2016.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I'm so looking forward to meeting our Modesty! <a href="https://t.co/VzIK6vhhQP">https://t.co/VzIK6vhhQP</a></p>&mdash; J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) <a href="https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/622362920463282180">July 18, 2015</a></blockquote>
<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Bloggs-jane52 07-18-2015 06:16 PM

can't wait to see who they cast.

Rebecca Nurse 07-18-2015 08:55 PM

16 months and counting :woot:

FearlessLeader19 07-19-2015 12:24 PM

Good luck to those 100 girls!

HogwartsStudent11 07-19-2015 02:51 PM

So exciting! So they're going to cast a British girl to play an American one? Interesting....

Casey O 07-19-2015 10:34 PM

Sounds amazing!

Jburkes80 07-22-2015 12:24 AM

Sounds great !! Good luck to the final 100

beardhorse 07-22-2015 01:44 PM

I can throw a bit more detail on this as my wife took our 10 year old up for the casting. It was well organised and a great day was had by all in spite of the very long queue. Met some really nice people and have stayed in touch.

The figure of 100 is slightly under - we reckon it is nearer 150. The organisers saw everyone in groups of 10 for a photo and the girls were asked a couple of questions. Some girls - including our daughter - were asked if they wanted to stay longer and were escorted to another area within ExCel where they had to wait before spending about 10 minutes in a room - they were asked to read from a script and were filmed. My wife reckoned that they took a girl out of around every 15 groups of 10, if that makes sense. The films are then forwarded to the casting team, though a few will be cut even before that I would imagine. We were told that we'd hear within two weeks if we were to be recalled, otherwise we haven't made it through. My wife said that virtually all the girls who made it this far were diminutive with small features so I think they are looking for a child that can 'play' 8.

The part won't necessarily be cast from girls who attended this event - they are also seeing children who have agents etc...We realise that it's unlikely that we'll progress further, but it has been a great boost to our child's confidence to have done this.


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:06 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.3.2 © 2009, Crawlability, Inc.
Site designed by Richard Harris Design


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196