Seems that the FOX music drama “Empire” is resuming production in Chicago and a casting notice is out for a baby photo double.
The new season of “Empire” is casting a baby girl. The show is on the lookout out for “Bella” photo double, African American or Bi-racial baby girls who are 6 to 7 months old. The babies are being cast to appear in multiple episodes so the roles will be recurring. Babies must be available for filming in Chicago beginning later this month. The show is looking for a baby with a specific look and the photo of “Bella” is attached below. Please note that this is a casting call for babies in the Chicago area only as no travel is being paid.
Fox’s “Empire” is coming back for another season and the show usually resumed production during the mid-summer months. FOX announced the renewal last year and the renewal news came as no surprise considering this is one of the network’s most popular shows. The popular FOX drama has had steady viewership since the first season and remains a fan favorite. The show’s last season premiered in late September so season 3 will most likely debut around the same time. “Empire” is 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.
“Empire” tells the story behind Empire Entertainment, a family run music empire. Terrence Howard plays Lucious, a man who rose through the streets to become a hip hop music mogul. Lucious is at the top of the music business and head of Empire records when he comes to find out that his days at the helm are numbered. The doctors deliver the news that he is ill and his physical / mental state will begin to degrade soon. He must now begin grooming his successor, one of his three sons. Yet, none of his 3 children are a good fit to take the helm. Of his 3 sons, one is gay, another lacks ambition and his 3rd, an MBA, lacks an ear for music. Complicating the situation is his ex wife, Cookie, played by Taraji P. Henson. Years ago she went to jail for Lucious and is now out looking for her cut of the business as well.
CASTING for EMPIRE!
Please only apply if you fit the description and live in Chicago. If you do not fit the description, more casting calls for Empire extras should be coming up this summer.
MINOR CASTING CALL!
PROJECT: EMPIRE PHOTO SHOOT
DATE: TBD (likely within the week of 6/25)
WE’RE LOOKING FOR 6-7 MONTH OLD, FEMALE, AFRICAN AMERICAN OR AFRICAN AMERICAN/CAUCASIAN BABIES WHO LOOK SIMILAR TO THE CHILD IN THE ATTACHED PHOTO.
PLEASE HAVE A VALID WORK PERMIT—OR BE ABLE TO OBTAIN ONE THIS WEEK—THROUGH 4 STAR CASTING OR ANOTHER TALENT AGENCY. PLEASE INCLUDE A COPY IN YOUR SUBMISSION ALONG WITH THE FOLLOWING:
1. “BELLA DOUBLE” in the subject line of your email.
2. Your telephone number and current zip code.
3. The child’s name
4. The parent/guardian’s name and who will be on site with the child during filming.
5. A copy of the child’s valid work permit.
We will be in touch only with those who are in consideration! Thank you in advance for submitting!
Have a baby that looks like the photo below?