Do you have extraordinarily hairy feet that you never slip into shoes? Do you eat an unusual amount of meals throughout the day without putting on any extra weight to speak of? Are you just generally funny looking?
If you fit the bill for any of the aforementioned qualities, then maybe — just maybe — you're right for a part in "The Hobbit," the upcoming "Lord of the Rings" prequel produced by original helmer Peter Jackson and directed by Guillermo Del Toro.
The Noldor Blog has posted a set of instructions on how to apply for a role as an extra in "The Hobbit." Prospective actors are to submit "clear photographs of your head, straight on and profile" as well as full bodyshots (also straight on and profile pictures) to the following New Zealand address:
Hobbit Extras Application
3 Foot 7 Limited
PO Box 15104
"After that, just wait," writes Jack M. of The Noldor Blog. "If you don't hear from them, obviously you're just too ugly. Or, not ugly enough. I'm not quite sure how that works."
With "The Hobbit" set to begin production in the middle of next year, it's not surprising that both Jackson and Del Toro are ramping up the casting process. Sure, they already have Gandalf and some other "Rings" veterans taken care of, but they still need to cast Bilbo Baggins — assuming that Spider-Man doesn't snag the role — and the various other creatures of Middle Earth, including a healthy host of dwarves that John Rhys-Davies has no interest in playing.
Just think — you could be that dwarf!
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