Casting Call For ‘Twilight’ Sequel ‘New Moon’ Leads to Drama

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CHICAGO – Fans who dreams of getting a role in the new “Twilight” movie traveled hundreds of miles to get to Canada this past weekend for an opening casting call for the highly anticipated “New Moon” but it was a dead end for most of the anxious teenagers.

The Chris Weitz-directed sequel will star Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, and perhaps Lucy Hale, AnnaLynne McCord and Dakota Fanning, all of whom were the subject of casting rumors recently.

The Vancouver Sun reports that hundreds of teenagers were turned away from the “New Moon” casting call, including some people who had flown from as far away as Florida and lined up outside the Second Avenue Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

At around 12:30pm, casting assistants told the people lined up outside the studios that there would be no more people allowed in the building. Apparently, the relatively happy crowd turned ugly quickly with tears, tantrums, and accusations of cutting in line.

The crowd grew because of postings on Craigslist for “any first nations/aboriginal actors and actresses between the ages of 15 and 25” and stories like this one. A casting assistant for Vancouver’s Aikins/Cossey Casting was very satisfied with the turnout, telling the Sun, “This is more than we expected. It’s definitely a good turnout.”

17-year-old Jenny Gustafson woke up at 4:30 a.m. to catch a 6:30 a.m. ferry and had no previous acting experience but had to see if she might be lucky enough to make the cut. Like most people there, it was her love for the Stephenie Meyer series that pushed her. As she said, “I like any romance novel, and this one was kind of unique because of the forbidden love thing.”

Gustafson’s mother Mary Long had the right attitude, telling the Sun, “It’s an experience. I told these guys around me who are getting discouraged and worried that, either they’re going to be in it or they’ll say, ‘Hey, I was standing beside that guy!’ So that’s gotta mean something, right?”

The Twilight ensemble.
The Twilight ensemble.
Photo credit: Summit Publicity

“Twilight,” which stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Ashley Greene and Taylor Lautner from director Catherine Hardwicke, has grossed $178 million domestically. This has put the “New Moon” sequel into production immediately and has spawned a series of casting rumors. Other books in the Stephenie Meyer series include “Eclipse” and “Breaking Dawn”.

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Anonymous's picture

breaking dawn kate and tayna

my tiwn siser and i wpuld love to play kate and tayne the denali sisters were actually from alaska and love it there

Richard Gagne's picture

Casting Call

I wish i knew about the casting call sooner. I would love to play any character. Good or bad. Just to be apart of that experience would be amazing for me to be in. Just being apart of the great series, would be great for anyone. I wish another set of casting calls were set, or if they at least travelled around Canada for casting calls, that would have been awesome to. I’ll keep looking around for more Twilight casting calls even if its going to be for the third movie in the series.

cameron's picture

casting call

i found a casting call but i couldnt find it again!So im searching the internet looking for it again. i wish i knew about it earlier! It would be so awsome and my friends would be so excited!

Ashley Richey 's picture

I want to play in Twilight

If you need any extras for new moon im here. Im a great person, nice, sweet, and gets the job done. I think I will do great in this movie and really hope I get the chance to show you.

Anonymous's picture


i cant believe that i got in twlight new moon it is so much fun !!!!!

Anonymous's picture

HEY :)

o WOW!!! i have been trying so so long to get into twilight. Please help me get in ! lol . I would love that so much! please reply. thnx

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At around 12:30pm, casting assistants told the people lined up outside the studios that there would be no more people allowed in the building. Apparently, the relatively happy crowd turned ugly quickly with tears, tantrums, and accusations of cutting in line.

Ashley's picture


Soo does that mean there is more chances!? Cause i have never wanted somethin so much in MY LIFE! lol I would love to play any role that you would think i would be good for. I would be glad to send info and pictures to any producers that will except me. thnx

Carlie's picture

Casting Opportunity

I have been contacted by a talent scout and they keep telling me that there is a casting call for the new Twilight movie at the begining of Aug, but won’t disclose the location unless I pay them……a little shady… I am an aspiring model/actress and would love the opportunity to tryout for a small part or even an extra. Thank your for consideration, Carlie
I have comp card and portfolio to view. Thanks again.

Anonymous's picture


i would love to play Kate! she is a very strong individual and also i think her power is!!!!! lol if anyone hase valuable information plz email me and thanx(:

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