Disney in Search for a Filipino ‘Lola’ for Possible Role in This Marvel Movie

Disney is looking for a Filipino to play the role of a grandmother in its unnamed upcoming film, according to a casting call currently posted on Project Casting.

The post indicates that the American media giant is casting a Filipino or someone of Filipino descent aged 50-90 years old who is skilled in acting and a fluent English speaker for the role.

“They also should be currently authorized to work in the United States (either a US citizen, a green card holder, or an O-1 visa holder),” the post read.

“We will be reviewing videos the first week of January and will email anyone we’d like to invite to audition!”

Unfortunately for those living outside the United States, interested individuals must be current Hawaii residents, who must record a short introduction video about themselves or their family. It may be delivered in Tagalog or in any Filipino language, provided that they introduce themselves in English.

Applications are open until January 31, 2021. Filming will begin in Atlanta, Georgia in mid-February.

It was not disclosed what the film will be but an earlier post on the website speculated that the role will be for the upcoming Marvel superhero movie “Spider-Man 3” which was reported to be shot in Atlanta.

If there is truth to this, it’s also possible that the role will be of the grandmother of Peter Parker’s best friend Ned, who is played by Filipino-American actor Jacob Batalon.

The movie is scheduled to premiere this year.

(ALSO READ: LOOK: ‘Spider-Man’s Jacob Batalon Has Got a New Look!)

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