Thousands reportedly turned up in Girona, Spain, Monday and Tuesday for a chance to be selected as extras on the set of “Game of Thrones” Season 6. Spanish websites have posted photos of the long line of people waiting for to be interviewed. Apart from the extras, the producers also are reportedly looking for people from Ireland to play speaking roles in the HBO show.
According to a report by WatchersOnTheWall, more than 5,000 people came to audition as extras. Fira De Girona, the trade fair institution where casting is taking place, posted many photos of people waiting in line on its Twitter page.
According to a report by the Spanish news website TheLocal, “dozens” camped overnight at the location. The auditions continued Tuesday for scenes to be filmed in the city between Sept. 6 and 18.
The producers are looking to cast about 1,200 men and 1,200 women as extras, and people between the ages of 18 and 65 have been asked to apply. Only thin people with no tattoos will be considered. Modexpor Casting, the company authorized by the producers to recruit extras, reportedly said it is looking for people with uniform hair color and won’t cast people who have dyed their hair colors like green, red and blue.
More casting announcements for “Game of Thrones” Season 6 at Peniscola, Spain, are expected soon.
According to a report by BelfastLive, the producers are looking in Ireland to cast more actors for speaking roles in the next season. Lemon Casting is said to be beginning its auditions in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and will expand its search to the whole of Ireland.
A source familiar with the developments of the TV series reportedly said the casting announcement was a “huge opportunity” for actors. The producers are said to be “flexible” and “love raw talent.” A new “lead role” is said to be up for grabs in “Game of Thrones” Season 6 and the source reportedly said that if the producers can find an actor from Belfast “that’s all the better” and hoped to see a few actors from the city with a Belfast accent in the next season.