Club kid, gay, Asian? "Sex and the City" wants you

Tue Aug 4, 2009 3:07pm EDT
 
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By Michelle Nichols

NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than a thousand people lined up for several hours in New York City on Tuesday for the chance to be an extra in the "Sex and the City" movie sequel.

The first "Sex and the City" film met with lukewarm reviews upon its U.S. release in May 2008, but won the hearts of movie fans and grossed $415 million worldwide. Shooting on the sequel is set to begin shortly for a 2010 release.

Based on a book by Candace Bushnell, the films follow the successful HBO TV series about the love lives of four single women in New York City. The TV series and films star Sarah Jessica Parker Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis.

Wearing an orange and gold evening dress and gold sparkly high heel shoes, Amanda Rivera, a 19-year-old dancer from the Bronx, arrived at the casting call with her father at 1 a.m. (5 a.m. gmt) to be first in line for the hopefuls.

"I am going for the celebrity look," she said as she sat on the street to rest her feet. "I am an aspiring actress and I thought this would be a great opportunity. Any little thing is good exposure, even though this is background extra."

Grant Wilfley Casting said it was looking for "fashion models, celebrity types, upscale socialites, urban club goers, gays and lesbians, international types (Middle Eastern, Arabic, Asian, European, British), professional soccer players."

Some were a little confused by the call for gays and lesbians.

"I was going for the nightclub trendy look, but they also asked for gay and lesbian and I didn't know what that looked like so I might fit that as well," said Deidra Demens, 22, a shoe sales associate from Brooklyn, laughing.   Continued...

 
<p>A woman waits in line for an open casting call for the filming of the movie "Sex And The City 2" in New York August 4, 2009. The all-day casting call for background performers drew hundreds of union and non-union actors hoping for a part in the sequel to the 2008 film "Sex And The City", the film adaptation of the HBO television series of the same name. REUTERS/Mike Segar</p>