Pirates auditions rule out women with fake assets- Hindustan Times.
This story has popped up all over the internet last night – Disney looking for fit young women who are also capable swimmers. Here’s the actual casting call:
Beautiful Female Fit Models. Must be 5′7-5′8, Size 4 or 6 – NO BIGGER OR SMALLER. Age 18-25. Must have a lean dancer body. MUST have real breasts. Do not submit if you have implants. This is a show and tell of costumes with the director and the producers. Plan on an entire day of trying on clothes and being photographed.
Professional Dancers who are Swimmers. Females ONLY. Age 18-30. All ethnicities. YOU MUST have an extensive dance/swimming resume. We will be shooting in Hawaii.
It appears that this search for healthy young aqua-lasses is tied to Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and of course rumors have immediately gone in the direction of mermaids. Which would be yet one more indication that On Stranger Tides is bearing less and less similarity to the book, which I’ve decided is a good thing. The more Disney strikes out in its own creative directions, the less likely for the final product to be a sad bastardization of the original work. So bring it on, real boobs and all!
Although now I wonder just how many Disney casting calls specify a boob preference? Perhaps I’ve underestimated the Mouse after all.
I’ve decided that all invites to my house, regardless of what the event is, will include the stipulation, “Must have REAL breasts.” I will include a provision that allows for waivers under special circumstances.
I’m in agreement that what appears to be a casting call for mermaids bodes well for POTC 4 in that we won’t be stuck with a bizarre carbon copy of the book (which having just read, I have no idea how Jack Sparrow would fit into the story – unless this were to be a prequel and the genesis of Capt. Jack as a pirate , but still obviously with some tweaking).
So, we’ve got Penelope Cruz. Big plus. Deadwood as Blackbeard. Bigger plus. Naturally endowed mermaids. Huge plus (silicon would only make them float to the surface, which I suppose is a win for pirates either way). I fear that my optimism is kicking in for this being a good film to perhaps rival the first (and act as an apology for the convoluted plot of the last two). I just hope they retain the great swamp/search for the Fountain scene from the book On Stranger Tides.