Want to become famous? You may want to start doing background acting work.
Twice this week, background actors were upgraded to speaking roles. In fact, 4 Star Casting announced on Facebook that two background extras were upgraded to principal speaking roles today on the set of the Fox TV pilot Controversy.
“Big SHOUT OUT to two of our extras Matt Salter and Brandon Milligan who were both upgraded to speaking lines on the FOX “Untitled University Pilot” today!!!,” the casting company said on Facebook. “We are so proud of you guys! Congrats!!!”
According to Variety, Fox’s new TV pilot Controversy centers around a prestigious Illinois university that must deal with an out-of-control scandal when a young co-ed accuses several star football players of sexual assault. From the football coaches and boosters who wield outsize influence, to a university administration under siege, the series explores the type of high-profile controversy all-too familiar on today’s college campuses, as well as the corrosive, dangerous nature of institutional power.