An Auckland talent agency has put out an urgent casting call for male actors fitting a very particular description to appear next week on one of New Zealand’s most popular and longest-running primetime soaps.
The main requirements? You need to be missing a finger and live in Auckland, according to a social media post from BGT Actors Models & Talent.
There are no details about the character provided, and it is unclear whether the missing finger could form part of a storyline around the Shortland Street Hospital.
The role seems to be shrouded in great secrecy with a spokesperson from BGT telling Stuff they were unable to provide any comment or enter into any discussion about the peculiar casting call.
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The only other requirements listed are that applicants must be over 18 and legally allowed to work in New Zealand, have their own transport, and not already signed with another talent agency.
What is clear though, is that if you are an aspiring actor, and through whatever misfortune happen to be missing a digit, opportunity is currently knocking.
The new cast member would join the Shortland Street cast in the show’s 29th year. The soap first aired back in 1992 and remains one of New Zealand’s highest-rating shows.
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