It may have been Twickenham, but it felt like Hoth. Before I’d even reached the famous rugby stadium and seen the hordes of people queuing I couldn’t feel my fingers. I then found out some had stayed overnight.
Only a phenomena like ‘Star Wars’ could drive people to camp outside in the middle of November. Some arrived at 11pm the prior evening, with many more arriving throughout the night. Their mission? To audition for a lead role in J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’.
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The gates opened at 6am and by 9 Twickenham Stadium’s car park was packed with thousands of hopeful fans and aspiring actors. Some were taking it more seriously than others, but everyone was enjoying themselves – even if the process was a little cutthroat.
"We are doing this to find someone who might not have necessarily gone to drama school,” the film’s UK casting agent Kate Bone told the BBC. “They don't have to have acting experience - just the right look
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