More than 1,000 people vie for a chance to be in Godzilla movie

Casting Call Line

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At least 2,000 people young and old stood in line under the hot sun to see if this could be their big break.

They came from all around the state with all different backgrounds.

“I’m an attorney,” Nuuanu resident, Leighton Hara said.

“I work at Ben Bridge jewelers in Ala Moana,” Hawaii Kai resident Sheila Young said.

“I’m a physical therapist,” Waikiki resident Lisa Coins said.

For Kenneth Hill, it was a chance to earn some money, since he’s homeless.

He was first in line at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, four hours before they started the casting call.

“I need the pay, the pay is good the food is good I get to meet some people last time I met Eddie Murphy,” aspiring actor Kenneth Hill said.

Hill wasn’t alone, others also came to earn some extra money.

“I’ve actually been looking more into more stage work myself but this is always good money to have on the side,” aspiring actor Kiefer Harrington said.

“We have no idea what they’re looking for we heard about the casting call and so we just came down,” aspiring actor, Jonathan Miller said.

Although, those affiliated with the casting call were tight-lipped on the specifics, sources say it was for a remake of Godzilla.

In the time that we were shooting our story, the line of those wanting to be on the big screen kept growing.

Some came with previous acting experience.

“I’ve only really been doing commercials but I wanted to try out for a movie so we’re here,” actress, Alexis Kamiya said.

Eleven-year-old Alexis Kamiya was one of the few kids who stood in line to try out.

“She’s the one who said mom it’s a movie so I said okay, we can sit in the hot sun and camp out,” Alexis’ mother, Petra Kamiya said.

For others, it was their first time participating in a casting call.

“I’m here on a Sunday just to have that lottery chance of getting cast as an extra to see for about one second on t.v. Next time I’ll come with a chair, a cooler a lot of people are a lot more prepared than I am today” Hara said.

Those who tried out told us, that filming will begin June 30 and will last about three weeks.

Full story: ‘Godzilla’ casting call kicks off Hawaii film boom

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