I debated running this story today, because some of you might think it was some kind of cruel April Fools Day joke. However, I will let this site’s track record with our previous Buffy scoops stand as record of how accurate we’ve been in the past.
Episode 7.22, entitled “The Chosen,” is naturally being written and directed by Joss Whedon himself. What the production is looking for this time around is for five potential slayers. Our sources tell us a casting call went out today for the following roles:
Potential Slayer #1: East Indian, 14-17 years, she topples over in a marketplace, hit by something she doesn’t understand
Potential Slayer #2: Caucasian, 12 years old, this unsure, mousy softball player at bat looks down at the plate, then looks up again with a wicked grin, steadying for the pitch
Potential Slayer #3: Japanese, 14-17 years, at home with her family, backs slowly away from the table feeling a bit unsteady
Potential Slayer #4: African American, 14-17 years, a girl in school who is ignored by the crowd, then steadies herself on a locker and looks around with new eyes
Potential Slayer #5: Caucasian, white trash, chubby. 14-17, when her father takes a swing at her, she rises powerfully, grabbing his arm, wrenches it away from her
We are told all five roles are non-speaking parts, and probably will not be working directly with the main cast and crew.
Shooting on this historic episode begins this Monday, April 7.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Episode 7.22 “The Chosen” Scorecard
Executive Producers.: Marti Noxon, Joss Whedon
Producer: Marc David Alpert
Director: Joss Whedon
Writer: Joss Whedon
Casting Directors: Amy McIntyre Britt, Anya Colloff, Jennifer Fishman Pate
Proudction Start Date: Approx. April 7, 2003