Audition for a Speaking Role on Empire

09/06/2016

“Empire” has a few speaking roles up for grabs in season 3

Chicago’s Simon Casting has a cast call out to fill a speaking roles in an upcoming Empire episode.  “Empire” is in production for season 3 and casting for some very specific talent to fill principal, possibly speaking roles on the show.  The details of the roles are listed below as well as the instructions to follow to request an audition or casting.  Please note that “Empire” casting directors are only considering actors who are local to Chicago.

Auditions for the speaking “Empire” role will be by appointment only.  There is also another casting call for “Empire” extras. The extras casting directors for the show are also casting local talent to fill various non-speaking, extras roles. See below for those details as well.

Written by the team behind “Lee Daniels: The Butler,”  Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, the show has been a solid performer for FOX with the last season’s premier being watched by over 16 million people. The season 2 finale included a major cliffhanger and drew in over 10 million viewers. Fans will not have to wait to long to find out who went over that balcony… FOX recently announced that Empire” season 3 will premiere in just a few months on September 21st 2017.

Fox’s hit hip hop music drama. “Empire” tells the story of music mogul Lucious Lyon and his family. Lucious is the head of his music company,  Empire Entertainment.  Following a bleak medical diagnosis which only gives his a few more years, Lucious is forced to start thinking about his replacement.   Terrence Howard plays Lucious, who has 3 sons all of which want to be his successor. Complicating the situation is his ex wife, Cookie, played by Taraji P. Henson, who is also looking for her piece of the music pie.

casting call for FOX Empire

Casting Empire speaking roles:

Young 5yr – 8yr old girl wanted for the role YOUNG CANDICE.

[YOUNG CANDACE]: Female, African American, 5-8 years old. To play a 5-8 year old CANDANCE. MUST resemble Vivica A. Fox (SEE PHOTO ATTACHMENT).

If you or anyone you know fits this description please submit headshot or recent photo, resume and contact info to EmpireCastingCHI@gmail.com

SHOOT DATES: 9/14 – 9/23
AUDITION DATES: 9/7, 9/8

ILLINOIS ONLY SEARCH
MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL AUDITION DATES AND SHOOT DATES.

ILLINOIS ONLY SEARCH

African American roughneck dude wanted for EMPIRE!

ROUGHNECK DUDE
Male, Early 30s, African American. Knucklehead type, into hardcore hip hop. Prototype is Method Man. This big, tough guy is getting a hair weave dreads when a celebrity enters the salon. He aggressively asks for an autograph, and gets angry when he’s told to back off…3 speeches & 2 lines.

Please see reference photo (METHOD MAN)
MUST HAVE FRO OR DREADS.

If you or anyone you know fits this description please submit headshot or recent photo, resume and contact info to EmpireCastingCHI@GMAIL.COM

SHOOT DATES: 9/14 – 9/23
AUDITION DATES: 9/7, 9/8

**** ILLINOIS ONLY SEARCH****
**** MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL AUDITION DATES AND SHOOT DATES****

Please only apply if you completely fit the role descriptions and live in the Chicago area.

Empire season 2 casting call

 

How to be an Extra on “Empire”

Empire’s” extras casting team has setup an online form and they are requesting that Chicago area talent interested in working as a paid background extra on “Empire”  fill out the form for consideration. See this page for information.

CASTING CALL
NON UNION EXTRA
ROLE: TALL, CAUCASION, SECURITY GUARD
PAROJECT: EMPIRE
RATE: $84/8

Please only reply if you are new to Empire and are available to work all day tomorrow.

If interested, send the following to extras4empire@gmail.com:

1) Put the role you’re submitting for in the subject of your email.
2) Include your name, age, height, weight, measurements, phone number, current zip code, and email address in your email.
3) Send 2 RECENT, candid photos of yourself (one full length, one from the shoulders up so we can clearly see your face). The better the photo quality, the better your chance of being chosen.
5) Confirm if you have a black suit.
6) NAME YOUR JPEG WITH YOUR FULL NAME!

We will contact you if you are in consideration.

See this page for extras info.



2 thoughts on “Audition for a Speaking Role on Empire

  1. Michael

    I dont know how to find the casting calls for any acting jobs please help

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