No wand? No problem. Anyone can apply to audition for roles in the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel

Acting experience isn't required to be the next 'Fantastic Beasts' star.
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them gave Harry Potter fans a look into the wizarding world long before The Boy Who Lived was even born. And now, with sequels to the film on deck, you finally have a chance to get in on the magic.

Warner Bros. announced this week that it’s seeking five young actors to join the cast of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel. The best part? It’s an open casting call. That means basically *anyone* can live out their childhood dreams and apply for an audition.

The roles the company is trying to fill include young versions of Newt Scamander Gellert Grindelwald, Albus Dumbledore, Leta Lestrange and more.

Now, there are *some* requirements when it comes to applying for a role. The spots need to be filled by teenagers. For the roles of Newt, Leta, and Sebastian, actors must be between the ages of 13 and 16. Actors between the ages of 16 and 18 are sought for Gellert and Albus’ roles.

The Pottermore website notes that no prior acting experience is necessary, but applicants must be eligible to work in the UK so if you want to apply, make sure you are at least a UK, Irish or EU passport holder.

Oh, and, applications are due pretty soon. June 20, to be exact. The sequel is set to be released on Nov. 16, 2018.

Seem impossible? Just remember Evanna Lynch, who played Luna Lovegood, was selected through an open-casting call, and so was Faith Wood-Blagrove who played Modesty in Fantastic Beasts.

You, a British teen with dreams in your heart, could be next.

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