Tryout for a Small Role on “Empire” Season 2 – Musicians, Models, Paid Extras

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  • Post last modified:09/09/2015

Get cast on “Empire”

“Empire” season 2 is filming around the Chicago area and is now casting many small roles in the show.

The show is casting talent / background actors for new episodes on season 2 in the Chicago area.  Series casting directors at 4 Star in Chicago have released a variety of casting notices for “Empire” seeking musicians, models, athletes and general extras for larger scenes. “Empire” is also holding an open casting call for models – see Model Open Casting Call for “Empire” TV Series.

All the “Empire” drama is set to begin this month.  Fans can watch the season opener on Wednesday, September 23rd and the new season is reported to consist of 18 episodes. The hit show follows the drama in a family run hip hop record label called Empire Entertainment.

The show’s main cast includes Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon, Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon, Trai Byers as Andre Lyon, Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon, Bryshere Y. Gray as Hakeem Lyon, Grace Gealey as Anika Calhoun, Kaitlin Doubleday as Rhonda Lyon, Ta’Rhonda Jones as Porsha Taylor, Gabourey Sidibe as Becky Williams and Serayah McNeill as Tiana Brown.  “Empire” season 2 is being  produced by 20th Century Fox Television, in association with Imagine Entertainment, Lee Daniels Entertainment, Danny Strong Productions and Little Chicken Inc.

casting Empire season 2

CASTING CALL: EMPIRE!
RATE: $80/8
LOCATION: CHICAGO
SHOOT DATE: TBD, BUT WILL FALL BETWEEN 9/17 AND 9/28
TIME: TBD

ROLES:
1) SESSION MUSICIANS/BEATMAKERS – Male/Female, Any Ethnicity, Ages 22 – 45, we would prefer real musicians
2) Executives with nice suits, Male/Female, Any Ethnicity, Ages 35 – 55
3) Yoga People, Male/Female, Any Ethnicity, Ages 22 to 40

If interested and available, send an email to extras4empire@gmail.com:
1) Put the ROLE you are applying for in the subject line i.e. Musicians, Executives or Yoga

ROLES:
BOXING GYM ATHLETES: Male & Female, ages 23-40, all ethnicities, people who box and workout at places like LA boxing or the UFC gym, good-looking and fit, hip young, millennials
If interested and available, send an email to extras4empire@gmail.com:
1) Put the ROLE you are applying for in the subject line i.e. BOXING GYM ATHLETES

We have a fun scene happening in the plaza with a surprise twist.

SHOOT DATE: Thursday, 9/10

ROLES: PEOPLE IN THE PLAZA
Male & Female, ALL ETHNICITY, ages 18-75
If interested and available, send an email to extras4empire@gmail.com:
1) Put PEOPLE IN THE PLAZA in the subject line

Please also include all the following in your submission as well as fill out the availability survey(see below).

2) Include your name, age, height, weight, phone number, zip code and email address
3) Send a head shot, professional or candid photo in jpeg format –Make sure the photo is taken in decent lighting (no selfies), no sunglasses, no hats!. Show us your style but make sure we can see your face! The better the photo, the better your chance of being submitted.

NOTE: NAME YOUR JPEG PHOTO WITH YOUR FULL NAME!
Right click on the photo and it will give you an option to re-name the file, Re-name it with your full name. We need you to start doing this on every submission.
4) If you have previously been on the show, you MUST tell us which role you have played before. Do NOT submit if you are an employee CORE.
5) If a real musician, please give us a brief summary of your experience, and if you have any photos in this role, please also include in submission
6) If you are applying for executive, you must confirm you have a nice suit, and a picture of yourself in it would be even better.
7) If you are applying for Yoga, please let us know if you practice yoga, and a picture in work out attire is preferred (no nudes)
We will let you know if you are in consideration!’

Episode 207 films from 9/4 to 9/16.
COMPLETE THE SUBMISSION AS INSTRUCTED ABOVE, AND THEN FILL OUT THE SURVEY, WHICH YOU CLICK BELOW:
NOTE: Some people are not being chosen simply because they have not completed the submission and the survey. Please see this page for the availability survey.

Be sure to also check the Empire castings page.

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Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard and the cast of EMPIRE share an inside look at the hit show that took America by storm and talk about what fans can look forward to in Season 2.

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