Long lines for Anchorman 2 auditions
SAN DIEGO – Hundreds of San Diegans waited in a long line in Mission Valley to try out to be an extra for the sequel of Anchorman, Saturday.
The auditions were held at the Doubletree Hotel by Central Casting.
“This is my son’s favorite movie. He doesn’t know I’m here,” said Tracy Friedman. “If I do this and surprise him, he’s gonna have a heart attack.”
Casting agents are looking for about three hundred extras for an upcoming shoot at Sea World on May 24th.
“San Diego, oh my, who knew,” said Judy Bouley of Central Casting.
Hopefuls starting waiting in line early in the morning, some even camping overnight to try out.
Traffic was clogged around Mission Valley for hours as the line wrapped around the building and down Hazard Center Drive.
“We’ve been planning this out for so long,” said Ryan Rosen. “This movie is so imperative to our childhood, it would be so exciting to even for two seconds in the movie to see yourself.”
Casting associates started turning people away due to the overwhelming number of applicants suggesting they apply online instead of waiting in line.
“It’s going to take us eight hours to get through the line,” said Bouley.
Once applicants filled out their paperwork, they were welcomed into the audition room where they had their picture taken.
The entire process once inside the audition room took a matter of minutes.
“It’s on my bucket list, I’m gonna come,” said Claudia Zoumaras.
Casting associates say they are looking for additional extras for other upcoming films, and all the information gathered in the database will be used for those movies.