If you want your daughter to be a star, now's your chance to queue outside the Excel Centre in London on Saturday. But don't be disheartened when you see the line of hopefuls when you turn up with your daughter. Although the official queue begins at 9am, I'll bet people camp on the street overnight. That's what always happens at any important event, and, unless guards are employed to shoo early arrivals away, this won't be any different.
A lucky British youngster will be given the opportunity to star alongside Eddie Redmayne in the forthcoming Harry Potter spin-off, JK Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'.
The part will be thrown open to a public casting call and given a chance to impress Warner Bros. Executives. Contenders will not be required to have any previous acting experience ahead of the event.
Writing on her Facebook page in 2013, JK Rowling said of the story: "Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for 17 years, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world.
The film will be released on November 18, 2016. Source: The Telegraph.
Would you really want to swap your daughter's regular activities for fame and fortune? I don't think a young girl's life would ever be the same again.
Let me think back to when I was that age--not too hard because I'm writing my memoirs at the moment.
Every Saturday, I took lessons at the Royal Ballet Company in nearby Melbourne. Being tall for my age, always a head above most other students the same age, my career could never develop in that direction because I would be too tall to dance with a partner. Also, my big toe protruded above the other toes, which made standing on point difficult, often resulting in cramp. And so, the beautiful swan bowed gracefully and left the stage at about twelve years.
My sisters and I went to the matinee movie shows on Saturdays. The main feature was usually an American cowboy film, filled in with short cereals of other shows like Roy Rogers. At the end, we'd recite, “And all the little children were sucking their lollipops and crying their little eyes out 'cos they think Roy's cashed in his chips.” Everyone would shout and throw things if they got bored. Boys that is. They were so rude.
I'd love to hear about what you did for amusement between the ages of eight and twelve.