Gotta love actors! They give good face 🙂 Here’s your pic teaser for Roustabout Joe…the video is much more entertaining but here’s a glimpse of him. We’ll post vid later in the week. He loosened up as the day wore on…even popped open his top buttons ala Rob Pattinson 😉
You see the sweet old man peeking his head out in the back?
This guy was great! He was at the front of the line…arrived at 8:30am. I wish he could be my grandpa…
Anyway…we doesnt want to be anyone’s grandpa. He wants a J.O.B.
Melvin has worked on several other gigs much like that majority of people in line. There was not some swarm of teenage girls or twifans in the mix. Just serious actors that are use to the extra circuit.
Line Manager Ricardo…typical Hollywood guy patrolling the line and making sure everyone filled out measurement cards. He was sweet…he said I should try out…my size 6 x2 self with red highlights.
WaterforElephantsfilm.com exclusive! Before the casting call, Kinker JAG reached out and touched someone: Casting Director Ethan…here’s what he had to say (our questions in bold and italics…because we’re fancy)
Typically how many people will show up to a call for extras?
Our open call turnouts vary depending on a variety of factors. We are very excited and anticipate a nice turnout on Saturday
Do you anticipate a greater turn out for this open call due to the star power in the cast?
Is there anyone camping out yet and do you think there will be?
We do not anticipate, nor do we encourage camping of any kind. Everyone will be seen as long as they are there within the time window of the open call.
Have you considered hiring security of any kind in case the crowd is larger than anticipated?
We have plenty of staff to accommodate any number that may arrive.
In general, is it true that normally film extras do not get close to the principal actors very often?
It depends on what the scene calls for.
There were a couple of questions he didn’t respond to: How many extras do you plan on hiring? When will the extras be required for filming? What is their expected availability?
While Casting Director Ethan didnt share that info at the time…Casting Director Kristen & the charming Assistant Casting Director were much more chatty on Saturday.
Check back tomorrow to learn the answers to those apparently taboo questions and more!
The Casting Director posse was spilling beans!