‘Royal Pains’ seeks wealthy-looking locals to play extras

06/27/2011 6:29 PM |
USA Network

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO Actress Reshma Shetty, who plays Divya Katdare, films a scene for the USA Network show "Royal Pains" on Love Lane in Mattituck last year.

Attention all wealthy-looking people on Long Island: you may be able to play an extra in the USA television series “Royal Pains.”

Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking East End residents to cast on the Hamptons-set series.

The show is casting young and attractive bar patrons, real housewife types, models, yachtsmen, successful brokers, surfers and beach-goers. Roles could also include cafe patrons, dinner party guests, shoppers and hospital patients.

“The look is more of an affluent, upscale, well-put-together look,” said Joanna Vanadia, the show’s casting agent.
Residents from Manhattan to Montauk are especially sought after, she said, and no acting experience is necessary.

“We’re always looking for people who are closer so they can get themselves to set because our call times are early,” she said.

The casting company is also asking residents to loan their luxury cars “that read the affluentness of the Hamptons” to be used in episodes, she said.

“Royal Pains,” in its third season, began filming in Southampton Village in April and will continue through October. The show, mainly shot in the Hamptons, has also been filmed on large estates and water-front locations across Long Island, including a scene on Love Lane in Mattituck and elsewhere on the North Fork.

The show is about a New York City doctor, played by Mark Feuerstein, who takes a trip to the Hamptons and saves a guest at a party in the home of a Hamptons billionaire. After saving the day, he decides to stay in town and becomes “the Hamptons’ hottest new doctor-in-demand,” according to USA Network’s website.

Those interested in background roles should email recent, clear snapshots that best represent the role they’re looking for, as well as their height, weight and contact information to [email protected]. Also include union status, such as SAG or AFTRA, and put “Long Island LOCAL” in the subject line.

Those offering to loan their luxury car should note the car’s color, year, make and model in the body of the email, and include a photograph.

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