Get your evil on: Disneyland is holding open auditions for theme park villains

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Attention, aspiring thespians: your dreams of performing as an iconic Disney character might be about to come true.

Move over Cinderella, Mulan and Elsa – Disneyland Paris is giving us mere mortals the chance to join the theme park not as princesses, but famed Disney villains.

Although we might easily look like Cruella de Vil when we first wake up in the morning, the open casting call just announced gives successful participants the chance to be joyously rude all day long.

There is generally a lengthy audition process involved when it comes to becoming a Disney theme park character, but as the venue celebrates its 25th anniversary, it has decided to open its doors to superfans worldwide to take up the villainous mantle.

According to the casting call poster on the Disneyland Paris careers website, the company is looking for "highly energetic men and women" to play their most mischievous characters.

Auditions are being held in Paris, so only apply if you are willing to travel (and live) overseas. You must also speak either English or French and be over 18 years old.

And there are a few other specifics to bear in mind, too, as there are a number of requirements in place for each Disney villain:

Cruella de Vil: height between 5’7’’and 5’9’’ (170cm-175cm)
Maleficent: height between 5’9’’and 6’1’’ (175cm-185cm)
Gaston: height between 6’0’’ and 6’3’’ (183cm-191cm)
Dr Facilier: height between 5’11 and 6’5’’ (180cm-196cm)

You also have to arrive without any make-up on your face – probably top marks for dyeing your hair Cruella de Vil's signature black and white, mind.

Go forth and thespify, auditionees – just remember, this doesn't give you an excuse to be snotty to children on the street just yet.

Images: Rex Features


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Jasmine Andersson

When she isn't talking about her emotional attachment to meal deals or serenading unfortunate individuals with David Bowie power solos in karaoke booths, Jasmine writes about gender, politics and culture as a freelance journalist. She wastes her days tweeting @the__chez