It seems hard to believe: the “kids” on MTV’s “The Real World” are as old as the show itself – one of the first reality shows of the modern era and definitely the longest running.
The 20 year old show will be holding a casting call for its 28th season on April 28 in Seattle. It will be held at Gordon Biersch Restaurant and Brewery.
Casting directors from the show’s creators and long-time producers, Bunim/Murray Productions, will be at the restaurant from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pacific Place Shopping Center, 600 Pine Street, in Seattle.
The producers say they are looking for “people with strong personalities who are unafraid to speak their minds.”
Think you have what they are looking for? Here’s more from the announcement:
The success of “The Real World” can be greatly attributed to the diversity of the cast each season. The show mirrors the make up of the general population by including people from all walks of life. This season casting directors will be on the lookout for applicants who have challenges living an everyday life that most take for granted, struggling with weight issues, affected by a natural disaster, products of home or alternative schooling, followers of unrecognized or non-mainstream belief systems, elite athletes, recent graduates affected by the economic downturn, those involved with goth, emo, or punk subculture, members of a pro-abstinence organization, those who are recently single due to a tragedy, someone who has recently gotten out of the foster care system, and individuals who want to bring the spotlight of “The Real World” to a cause, condition, or social issue they care deeply about or are personally affected by. We are also particularly interested in cast members who have had to work hard to support themselves and move ahead in their lives.
Please note, these qualities ARE NOT a requirement. As always, “The Real World” welcomes anyone with a great personality and a willingness to share their life with the world. Most of all, we are looking for surprising and unusual life stories that have yet to be told on television.
Applicants are asked to bring a recent picture of themselves (which will not be returned) and photo ID. You must be 21 years or older by March 1st, 2013, and appear to be between the ages of 20 and 24.
For those who can’t make it to the open call, applications are still being accepted via email.
Visit www.bunim-murray.com/rwcasting for complete details on how you can apply.