1 - There's no audition.
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Don't worry, they won't ask you to sing or dance, or even read a script. That's because being an extra doesn't require too much skill. What do the people in the background do? Stand there, pretend to talk, and act natural. Which brings me to my next point...
2 - You don't need to be an actor.
Some people do background work as a hobby. Why? "It's fun!" is a typical response. "I always dreamed of being in the movies." is another.
3 - Great for networking.
If you are starting an acting career, movie sets are a great place to sniff around for information. Because you're there all day, in close with other job-hungry actors, just standing around and talking. So keep your ears open.
4 - Go to the movies and watch yourself.
Imagine going to see a movie and there you are on the screen! Won't that impress your friends...
5 - You get paid!
The average for a day of shooting is $100-170 CAD. Not bad for day's work...
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