Dear Letters To Twilight,
I was fortunate enough to sneak a peek at the Phoenix casting call for New Moon. My friends Erika and Lisa (fellow Twilighters) were happy to keep me company on the journey. Erika even used her Mistress voice on me to make me go inside the building by myself. You can thank her for the pictures I took inside, really. I wasn’t sure I was allowed, be as gringa as they come. Everyone was very nice, and I really didn’t even get any looks for being there, even though I clearly didn’t fit the description of the casting call.
There were about 100 people crammed into the lobby of the Phoenix Indian Center when I got there. The people running the show were calling people in groups by age. The atmosphere in the lobby was tense, and I expected a sort of fangirl SQUEE. Nope! There was very quiet murmur considering the number of people. I didn’t see anyone practicing their lines or anything, unless they were doing it silently. Most people were talking to a buddy quietly. I took what pictures I could around the door where the light was best. (I didn’t want to bother anyone with my flash.)
If you look on the left side of the doors you’ll see a reflection of a woman in a bluish top and black pants. That’s Celene, a Twilight Mom. She was very nice and made us gringas feel right at home. She was waiting for a friend and fellow Twilight Mom to arrive.
This next picture is a really cute boy that was all the way across the lobby from me. I tried to get a better picture of him for you but the guy he’s talking to kept getting in the way. I think you can tell that he had an amazing smile.
The final pic I have to share brings it full circle. I suddenly realized that #28 was just in front of me, so I tapped her on the shoulder. Let me tell you, she’s more adorable in person. She nervously and very politely excused herself, thinking she was in my way. I told her I just wanted to ask her a few questions. She had gotten the information ahead of time, but the lines they were reading were also on the casting card. She very graciously allowed me to take her picture with her casting card. I told her it was for our site, so if you’re reading this, Leandra Velasquez, “Hi! My friends and I hope you nailed it and we get to see you on the big screen in November!”
If you can’t read the audition piece on the card, here’s what it says.
Boy: Hey, you’re not going to faint or puke or anything?
Girl: I don’t think so.
Boy: You don’t look so good. Maybe you should sit down.
Girl: Okay. Aren’t you worried about them at all?
Boy: Worried? Why?
Girl: They could hurt each other!
Interesting choice, huh?
We❤ Christa. She was our VERY FIRST commenter/reader. She has a great blog where she occasionally writes about the Twi-world. I wonder if she mentioned our Twi-alentine’s Day Contest to the Native American auditioners. It’d be great to get some of their crafts into the contest🙂