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So You Wanna Be a Movie Extra

By April 27, 2013

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Lunchbeat Montreal is a chance to dance your troubles away during your weekday lunch hour in an alcohol-free environment.Rumors abound that Hugh Jackman (above) has been spotted working out in Montreal, ostensibly to spruce himself up for his iconic Wolverine role in the X-Men film franchise shooting in town not to mention co-star Halle Berry's reported public outing at Westmount toy shop Oink Oink last weekend via Global News. Andreas Rentz / Getty Images

With all this chatter over Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Michael Fassbender, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan lurking in and around Montreal to film the latest sequel of the Marvel Comics silver screen franchise, X-Men: Days of Future Past, in addition to word on Sony Pictures' impending Houdini shoot in the city, it's only natural that buzz is waxing over how to get a gig on these A-lister sets.

Enter movie extra work. It seems like anyone with the time and inclination wants in. So I sat down with a Los Angeles transplant to find out how to get involved in the industry, an actress who's done the roster of speaking parts as well as extra, stand-in and photo double work on a whole variety of Hollywood blockbusters, TV dramas and sitcoms, sharing set space with, among others, Ellen Degeneres, Jim Carrey and Robert Downey Jr.


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