BBC’s answer to Hannah Montana is coming to TV. Open auditions will be held in London on March 20 for actors aged 11-15. More info @ ScreenTerrier. ROLE: Sadie Jones, 11-15, Sadie your average pink obsessed, bubble brained girly girl. And neither does she want to be. But with her teens fast approaching she’s made a conscious decision to express her feminine side, even if she often ends up being, well, a bit rubbish at it.
Bright as a button, quick-witted and fiery tempered, Girls will want to be her (or be friends with her), whilst the guys will find her funny and smart. Sadie is a rebel with a cause. Determined to express her individuality against the odds, she’s unafraid to take the initiative and go for what she wants.
DEDE, 11-14, is the real tomboy of the bunch. That’s not to say DeDe’s your run of the mill, stereotypical footie playing tomboy. DeDe’s passion is science (she wants to be an astronaut when she grows up) and so the whole dolls and dresses thing passed her by – she wanted a Biochemistry Set instead of a Barbie. Hardly a surprise then that the two “boyish” girls became best buds.
KIT, 12-14, Comic Hook: Flamboyant Drama Queen Every show needs a ‘Showman’ and Kit certainly doesn’t disappoint! From jazz hands to tap shoes, a dazzling smile to a dashing BEBO profile, Kit’s got the lot. Sort of. And what he lacks, he makes up for in sheer, unbridled self belief. He’s desperate to ‘make it’, whatever ‘making it’ means. Kit’s made a bee line for the creative arts as he is convinced this is the only environment in which he can be himself.
Like Will & Grace’s Jack McFarland, High School Musical’s Ryan Evans or Ugly Betty’s Justin Suarez before him, Kit Karter is flamboyant, fabulous and hilarious. But unlike his predecessors he’s no fluffy push over. In fact it’s pretty safe to assume that under that glittering exterior lies a heart of gold and a gritty strength of character, unafraid to fight for who and what he loves.