Want to work on the set of hit HBO show “Westworld?”
The award-winning, western-flavored science fiction series is seeking 300 to 400 local extras for filming in the Ridgecrest area east of Bakersfield in the Indian Wells Valley.
For its second season, “Westworld” is seeking men and women of all ages, ethnicities and body types — but you’d better be prepared to look the part.
“In order to get an idea of the looks of the period, interested individuals should Google the 1890s for images of appropriate grooming,” according to a news release from the Ridgefield Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
For men, that means period-appropriate beards, mustaches and muttonchops or going clean shaven. For women, that means longer hair “that is one color, no highlights please,” the release said.
The release said there is a “specific need” for Native American performers.
The job is paid, though the casting call doesn’t state the rates. Filming starts in mid-December, and people interested in being extras should email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
▪ A “natural photo, selfie or regular” that is not a glamour shot
▪ Your name
▪ Your phone number
▪ Complete size information (Height, weight, jacket size, shirt size, pants size and shoe size for men; height, weight, dress size, bust, waist, hips and shoe size for women)
Elizabeth Nalagan, executive director assistant for the visitors bureau, said in an email that the “Westworld” production crew wanted a location that felt “as real as possible.”