Ever woken up, looked in the mirror and thought, Dammit, I'm so handsome, this face should be on TV, or felt that you were destined for more than just your 9 to 5? Well, my friends, the time has come for your (potential) 15 minutes of silent, background fame. We're talking about being an extra on season two of HBO's Ballers.
The show stars Miami legend, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, as a retired football star working as a financial adviser. Set and filmed in our magic city, Johnson's Spencer Strasmore gets around town and lives that high-end lifestyle. And now, you can be one of those people who live around people like
"The biggest thing we're looking for when it comes to casting extras is capturing that upscale Miami vibe; very hip, attractive people," says Chris Bowe, extras casting director with Marinella Hume Casting. "That's one aspect of it, but
The casting director says there's a fashion show scene coming up and they're hoping to cast some models — or slender girls with a fierce walk — "anyone who's involved in that type of Miami lifestyle."
We Miamians are known for many things — our beauty being one of them — but, like, let's not forget our surplus of Miami bro's. "We definitely would be interested [in Miami bro's], but for this particular piece, I know we need some rugged looking guys and extras for an upscale restaurant scene.Sometimes we need people for a low key dive bar scene — it varies, really."
Bowe and his team work episode to episode and don't know what scene they're casting for until they get the new script. Up next, aside from the fashion show and restaurant scenes, they're planning to film in Little Havana. Those who attend the casting on Saturday and don't fit the aesthetic for any upcoming scenes, Bowe assures that headshots and resumes are kept on file. So your background fame might not happen right away, but keep that hope alive.
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As for those hoping to get a glimpse of the show's star, Bowe says it depends on the scene but "potentially" the Rock will be on site.
If you are to get
"We expect our extras to show up on time, if you say you're going to be there, then be there. It can be a long day, and typically there's a lot of hurrying mixed with a lot of waiting, but our extras have fun with it."
Ballers Open Casting Call
Saturday, January 9, starting at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Greenwich Studios, 12100 NE 16th Ave., #100, North Miami. Attendees are encouraged to come well dressed and properly groomed. For those unable to attend the open casting call, applicants can submit via email by sending clear “selfie-style” photos, dress sizes, contact information, and availability to email@example.com.