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Friday 27 April 2018

Star Wars auditions move to Croker

HOPE: Carrie Fisher was a jobbing actor when she got the role of Princess Leia in Star Wars
HOPE: Carrie Fisher was a jobbing actor when she got the role of Princess Leia in Star Wars

STAR Wars producers have been forced to move the Irish-based auditions to Croke Park, following overwhelming interest from hopeful actors.

The auditions were intended to take place in Temple Bar's Filmbase.

But the venue was deemed too small, after a staggering number of wannabe Jedi warriors showed up to the Bristol auditions.

Lucasfilm said "the overwhelming response" in Bristol means they have to find alternative venues in other cities "that can accommodate projected attendance numbers." Here's hoping Croke Park is big enough.

Those dreaming of becoming the next Luke Skywalker should head to the St Joseph's Avenue entrance, off the Clonliffe Road, bright and early.

GATES

Gates open at 8am today and tomorrow and organisers are advising young actors not to camp overnight.

"Due to the forecast bad weather camping overnight will not be allowed, so stay at home," a statement from Croke Park reads.

"Get a good night's beauty sleep and get there early for 8am."

Casting directors are looking for a young hero and heroine.

Applicants for the female role, 'Rachel' must be over 16. She is described as "street smart and strong, always a survivor".

Those auditioning to play 'Thomas' must be over 18.

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