To all the people who keep email me wanting to be an extra in The Vampire Diaries…well, here ya go!
Covington’s newest TV show, “Vampire Diaries” is having an open casting call for paid, non-speaking extras on Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express at 9159 Access Road.
Interested parties don’t need to have any experience but should bring a recent photo of themselves, no larger than 4 inches by 6 inches. Applicants will be required to fill out a form with contact and other general information; they will also receive a document describing all of the details of being an extra, Extras Casting Director Marti Cherrix said.
Extras will be paid $7.25 per hour plus overtime for any hour worked over eight in a single day.
Even though the show is based on high-school characters, Cherrix said she is looking for all types of people and all age ranges, because the show will have many general scenes which require all types of people, like restaurants and shopping centers.
“We want all range of types and ages, because extras are there to create background. I provide the textures and balances,
like painting a picture on film; I’m there to provide a realistic scene,” Cherrix said. “Certainly if we’re shooting a high school scene, you’re going to have younger people, but you’re also going to be some teachers and principals. In a restaurant, there may be parents and some grandparents. We try to portray an everyday slice of America, what people really look, try to keep it in the real world, not just the reel world.”