Manchestar wars – auditions strike back
I auditioned for Star Wars and it turns out the force wasn’t with me.
The Hollywood force came to Manchester last weekend, in search of two co-stars for the upcoming movies.
And despite having never seen one second of any Star Wars film, I confidently went down to try my luck.
But was it a case of stormtrooping to victory, or did they strike me back home?
After an early start, I arrived at Lancashire Cricket Ground to see what looked like a surprisingly short queue.
But when I’d stood in the same spot for well over an hour, I realised it was going to be a long day.
While I waited in the freezing cold, I bumped into a lad called Luke, who’d been there since half five in the morning.
He’d had a successful audition and bagged himself a callback.
Call me a cheat, but I asked him for a few tips in case I got lucky.
“I had a two minute interview, then they asked me ‘if you could play any role in any film, what would it be’?, he said.
“Then they gave me a page of script from The Hunger Games and told me to come back later to perform it”.
I’m not sure how he got on – but if he ends up getting the role, remember I was the first to interview him.
As we got to the front, the moment arrived and we made our way into the audition tents.
At this point, I decided to take off my glasses, in a last ditch attempt to look less like a chemistry nerd and more like an intergalactic hero.
I walked up to the casting bloke, and within a second he said “Ok, straight to the left please, sir”.
So with my new hope, I walked to the left, and there I saw the four letters that sealed my destiny…
All that waiting, and I didn’t even get to show them my Yoda impression.
To add insult to injury, on my way out I noticed the queue was now pretty much empty.
Typical, I could have got a decent night’s sleep after all instead of rushing up so early.
What a wasted day; I woke up at 6am, stood for hours in the bitter cold, and had a bloke at the end show me the exit after a quick glance at my face.