Thursday, August 5, 2010

Rest of Skins Series 5 cast revealed

Screenterrier has already reported on the casting of Freya Mavor in the next generation of Skins actors for Series 5. Now the rest of the cast, including the rumoured Sean Teale, and one big surprise, has been revealed on the E4 website.

Five out of the eight new actors were chosen from the open auditions back in April this year: Freya Mavor, Jess Sula, Laya Lewis, Will Merrick and Alex Arnold were chosen from over 7000 youngsters that turned up in London and Bristol to try out for the show.

Executive Producer John Griffin commented:

"More people than ever turned up this year for the open auditions in London and Bristol and the standard of young talent was as high as ever. It was a huge process but incredibly rewarding and we hope that the auditionees had as much fun as we did. We are really excited about the talent that has come through and we now have brilliant cast of actors helping to create the exciting new characters for Skins Series 5."

Joining Freya in the new cast are:

Laya Lewis from Bristol: "It's so exciting to be part of Skins, mainly because I'm from Bristol and it's great to represent the place where it's set. The auditions took place in my school. It was incredible, there were so many people. It was mad! I got the part while I was working. I was so excited but had to carry on. It was a great feeling"

Will Merrick from Ledbury:
"I got the part through the open auditions in Bristol. I went with a group of friends as we were massive fans of the show so wanted to be part of it. We turned up to see thousands of people so I thought it would be pointless but turns out it was all worth it. I'm so lucky to be part of the Skins family, it's really fun and every day just gets better."

Jessica Sula from Swansea:
"It still hasn't sunk in yet! Skins is so different from anything else on TV and I'm just so excited to be part of it. I was revising for my exams, I took a break and saw that there were open auditions taking place for the next series. I headed down the next day to the open auditions in Bristol and the rest is history. I'm incredibly lucky."

Sebastian De Souza (represented by Waring and McKenna) from Berkshire:
"I'm from a little village called Boxford, just outside of Newbury. It's very far away from anything. Working on Skins the most incredible thing, we have only been filming for a few weeks now but I've never learned so much in my entire life. I can't wait for people to see it."

Sean Teale (also Waring and McKenna) from London has been confirmed:
"I got the part the day before my birthday so it was the best birthday present I could have ever hoped for! It's really strange to think I'm part of this new series. It hasn't really sunk in that I'm in the cast yet. So far I've had the best time filming. I'm having fun and I'm so lucky to be part of this incredible legacy!"

Alex Arnold (represented by Rossmore Management) from Ashford, Kent:

"I think Skins is the opportunity of a lifetime and I couldn't believe I'd got the part, particularly when I haven't really done a lot of acting before so I was really surprised to get through! It's a great feeling to get the part through the open audition process. I auditioned in London, turned up with a few of my friends and was met by masses of other people auditioning. I didn't think there would be much point but I stuck it out and I made it through."

For the big casting news go to the next post here!!

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