Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Star Wars: Episode VII Audition Rumors: Rachel Hurd-Wood and Alex Pettyfer

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Latino Review has a pair of names that it's "sources" claim have already been on auditions for roles in Star Wars: Episode VII.

British actress Rachel Hurd-Wood (Peter Pan and Solomon Kane) and British actor Alex Pettyfer (I am Number Four and Magic Mike) reportedly have gone for auditions on the film.

A cautionary note before we jump to any conclusions, just about every actress and actor that could fit the parameters of the casting call is likely to try to land an audition for Episode VII.  Hurd-Wood and Pettyfer were both born in 1990 making them both 23 years old.  Hurd-Wood could potentially play slightly younger and fit either of the two female roles. Pettyfer would fit perfectly age wise for the younger male role and possibly could play older as the late twentysomething male.
Late-teen female, independent, good sense of humour, fit.
Young twenty-something male, witty and smart, fit but not traditionally good looking.
A late twentysomething male, fit, handsome and confident.
Seventy-something male, with strong opinions and tough demeanour. Also doesn’ t need to be particularly fit.
A second young female, also late teens, tough, smart and fit.
Forty something male, fit, military type.
Thirtysomething male, intellectual. Apparently doesn’t need to be fit.
Another factor to keep in mind with casting is that we could see actors and actresses cast such as Hurd-Wood and Pettyfer who have had some work but haven't had that breakthrough performance yet.  One reason for this is that any actor or actress that Disney wants to appear in all three films will have to be signed to a contract that covers all three films to prevent a rapid escalation of production costs.  It will be much cheaper and easier to fill these roles with actors and actresses who are less well known than to attempt to land an A-list actor or actress.

There are many steps between auditioning and casting.  For a reminder of that see below:

The Princess Leia Auditions:

Lisa Eilbacher

Terri Nunn

Cindy Williams

Amy Irving

Anne-Marie Martin

Linda Purl

and  Carrie Fisher

SOURCES: Latino Review and WishItWas1984

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