Star Wars VII extras casting call: 'Salty sea dogs,' 'unusual-looking' people

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May 5, 2014

If you live in England, and meet some admittedly strange qualifiers for potential actors, you could score a gig in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII.

Work is finally ramping up on the long-awaited sequel, and a very interesting casting call has popped up via Movie Casting Call. The word “interesting” pops up quite a bit, and after seeing some of the details, you’d have to think they’re casting some aliens here.

They’re looking for folks of all shapes and sizes, but one of the weirder tidbits is the final listing: “Sailors/Fishermen/Navy Types: ‘Salty Sea Dogs Wanted.’” That definitely gets the wheels turning, and we’re extremely curious to know exactly how all these folks might fit into Abrams’ super-secret sequel.

Check out an excerpt of the casting call below via Collider:

CHARACTER TYPES/INTERESTING FACES] Males and Females, any age over 16. Interesting looks. Character faces, memorable eye-catching looks, unusual type looks. This could be people with strong physical features, facial scars, big beards, long hair, bad teeth, large facial features, dreadlocks, or interesting ethnic appearance such as darker skin and light eyes.

The Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm, in association with Kasdan Pictures and Bad Robot Productions will begin principal photography on the first in a new stand-alone Star Wars trilogy in London on May 14, 2014. The extras casting team in the United Kingdom has sent out a Star Wars: Episode 7 casting call seeking extras of all ages and types, 16 years and older, to work as fully paid extras and possible featured background actors. There will also be additional casting for smaller speaking roles during production. There are also some specific casting needs such as interesting and unusual character faces, sailor and Navy types.

Star Wars: Episode 7 Extras Casting Call Information

Star Wars: Episode 7 is now casting extras to appear in the film as fully paid background performers. Some roles will be possible featured background actors. All types and ages are needed, 16 years and older. The following are the breakdowns of some specific needs:

star-wars-episode-7-chewbacca-harrison-ford[ALL AGES AND TYPES] Males and Females, 16 years of age and older. Any ethnicity. All types, sizes and shapes.

YOUNG ADULTS] Males and Females 16- 22. Girls and Boys of all ethnic backgrounds.

CHARACTER TYPES/INTERESTING FACES] Males and Females, any age over 16. Interesting looks. Character faces, memorable eye-catching looks, unusual type looks. This could be people with strong physical features, facial scars, big beards, long hair, bad teeth, large facial features, dreadlocks, or interesting ethnic appearance such as darker skin and light eyes.

Shooting on these roles will take place on various days between May, 2014 and September, 2014 in the London, Hertfordshire; Bedfordshire areas of the UK.

GENERAL EXTRAS: “Extras needed in the Cardington, Bedfordshire area for major new feature film”

YOUNG ADULTS: “Young Adults Age 16 to 22″

CHARACTER TYPES: “Characterful, memorable, eye catching & unusual looking men & women”

SAILORS/FISHERMEN/NAVY TYPES: “Salty Sea Dogs Wanted”

Obviously, if you live in London (and can work in the U.K.) we’d recommend you get some more info and give it a shot. Who knows, maybe you could be hanging out at the next version of the cantina.

So, what types of characters do you think Abrams is casting here?

(Via Collider)