“Spider-Man 3” just might be looking for a Filipina to join the cast, but here’s the catch: you must be a lola. Or at least, be able to pass as one
Disney put up a casting call on Project Casting and wrote that it’s looking for a Filipino or a Filipino-American woman aged 50 to 90 to play a role in an undisclosed Walt Disney film.
“Katie Doyle Casting, Hawaii is assisting Sarah Finn Casting (‘Avengers: Endgame’, ‘The Mandalorian,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’) in looking for an actress to play a role in an upcoming Walt Disney Studios film,” the production description read.
To anyone who’s interested, you don’t need to have professional acting experience to audition. But you must be able to speak English fluently, are willing to travel to Atlanta in February for a few days, and must be authorized to work in the United States. Potential applicants must prepare a short introduction video about themselves or their family in Tagalog or in any Filipino language. However, they’re required to introduce themselves in English.
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While the description says that it’s for an “upcoming Walt Disney Studios film,” we’re speculating that the lola role is for “Spider-Man 3” which is currently filming in Atlanta. On Nov. 24, The Direct also broke the news of a Spider-man 3 casting call for Ned Leeds’ (played by Filipino-American actor Jacob Batalon) grandmother. The pop culture newsite noted that this move will not only reveal some form of Peter Parker’s best friend’s backstory, but will also further strengthen Asian representation in Western films.
“We are committed to diverse, inclusive and authentic casting. We highly encourage performers who are Filipino or of Filipino descent to apply. For every role, please submit qualified performers, without regard to disability, race, age, color, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless otherwise specifically indicated,” the Project Casting listing added.
Just when I thought I could finally meet the love of my life Tom Holland, the universe said, “you might be a li’l too young for it, sweetie.” But I guess, one lucky lola out there could live my dream. So what are you waiting for? The application period ends on Jan. 31.
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