Online Auditions for Lead Roles in “Star” TV show.
You can be the next Cookie Lyon!
Lee Daniel’s, the man behind the FOX hit music drama “Empire” is working on a new show, “Star” and holding online auditions for main roles including the leads. The new show is looking for young, female talent with a great voice and some acting chops… though experience is not necessary to be considered.
The new show is holding nationwide, online auditions for new and undiscovered talent to fill the 4 main, speaking roles listed below. Daniels has launched an international talent search that is being held online, giving talent in every state a shot at the coveted spots. The main cast in “Star” will be all female and there is one role up for grabs of a transgender character named Cotton. All 4 roles will play young, aspiring music artists with big dreams of stardom.
“Star” will also be a music oriented drama series that focuses on the trials of being in the music industry. Daniels is looking for actors to fill 4 major roles including the role of Star. Whether the show will tie into “Empire” at all is yet unknown and “Empire” fans will need to stay tuned to see. The new series is part of Daniel’s deal with FOX. According to TVLine, the music oriented series will include plenty of drama… and of course great music…. “the choices with which these artists are faced along the way, while showcasing the allure and heartache of the cut-throat music scene, and exploring cultural themes from a new perspective. What will they do to rise to the top?”
The “Star” television pilot begins filming shortly in the Atlanta area. The pilot is being written, directed and produced by Lee Daniels with Tom Donaghy co-writing and serving as executive producer. While “Empire“ films in the Chicago area, “Star” will be produced in Atlanta.
These are the roles they are holding auditions for:
STAR: Character is a Caucasian female, 18 years old (actor must be 18 years of age or over). She’s a tough chick with a badass attitude.
ALEXANDRA: Character is an African-American female, about 20 (actor must be 18 years of age or over). She’s an elegant yet classic beauty. Alexandra wants to put this material world behind her so she can make real, authentic music.
SIMONE: Character is Half African-American Half Caucasian, Star’s younger sister, 16 years old (actor must be 18 years of age or over). Tragic and adorable.
COTTON: Character is a half African-American and half Latina transgender woman with a stunning look, 20 (actor must be 18 years of age or over). She has an especially keen eye for fashion.
If you think you can handle a large TV series role and pull off the next Cookie Lyon… here is your chance.
The online auditions are asking talent to upload a 2 minute video of themselves to the online submission form FOX has setup here. Talent applying needs some singing ability and is required to upload a monologue as well as a vocal performance.
The show is now in the pre-production stages and production will begin in December and continue into 2016.Producers are hoping to find the same success with “Star” as they have with FOX’s current hit, “Empire.”