Potential Elves Patiently Await at Auditions
A few weeks ago we announced the time and place for the latest Hobbit movie audition, in which was to fulfill the need of Elves and Elven Riders. Due to the response we received, we knew that the the actual audition itself would bring a crowd. However, the result even exceeded our expectation.
Hundreds were lined up hours before the publicized start time and those who thought they could come a few minutes early to get an early jump on the line were sorely disappointed when they found a line of hundreds already.
Casting directors were very strict on the measurements they were looking and were constantly announcing to the standing crowd that if indeed they did not meet the required measurements in the slightest, they would be denied. This sent many in heels and thick soles to head for their car, realizing their hope to deceive casting directors had failed.
Once finally inside, the meeting was brief. Standard measurements were taken of each person as well as standing up to an actual line too see if they met the required height limit, as if they were about to ride a carnival ride (see above picture). Pictures were then taken of the subjects and then they were asked to leave. Over two hours of waiting for about two minutes of process. This is what a chance to be a part of Middle Earth can create.
In other news, Sir Ian Mckellen posted a picture of himself today in Seatoun, New Zealand. He was asked to join Peter Jackson for lunch in his office, so Mckellen opted to walk. Below is his caption with the picture.
“Early I may be, but there’s been plenty to do. Steve my assistant (cook, trainer, driver – as on X-Men2, though we met in Wellington 10 years ago) has seen us into the seaside home 10 minutes drive from the studio in Stone Street.
I woke today to an invitation for lunch with Peter Jackson in his office. The sun was inviting so I walked.” – Sir Ian Mckellen
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