British boys are banned from playing Prince William "because of Brexit": casting agent for Princess Diana Biopic, which is made in Germany, accuses Britain's exit from the EU of only casting Europeans as princes
- The biopic Spencer will be filmed in January after Great Britain leaves the EU
- The project, which took place in the 1990s, was developed by Accomplizen Film from Berlin
- It's about three days at Sandringham that Diana realizes their marriage is over
- Casting agent Amy Hubbard said Jan 1 Brexit rules are behind the ban
A top casting agent has banned British boys from auditioning to play a young Prince William in an upcoming film about his mother Diana over Brexit.
Amy Hubbard is looking for an 11-year-old boy to play Prince William in Spencer, a new German company biopic about the late princess, played by Kristen Stewart.
On a casting call, Ms. Hubbard appealed to boys who could play the role, which is believed to be quite extensive and will take nearly three months.
However, the agent added that the boy is required to have a European passport and "not a British European due to the new Brexit rules from January 1, 2021"
Only five weeks until the UK finally leaves the EU, there is still no Brexit deal. It is therefore unclear what the rules for Britons in the region will look like from next year.
Kristen Stewart will play Princess Diana (left) in a new biopic called Spencer, filmed by a German film company in January
Casting agents are looking for a boy between the ages of nine and twelve to play Prince William. According to the Brexit rules, however, the young person must have an EU passport
Casting agent Amy Hubbard said, "It's common in movies that the passport for major characters must match that of financiers."
In one post, Ms. Hubbard wrote: “Amy Hubbard Casting is looking for a boy 9-12 years old to play Prince William credibly at 11 years old.
& # 39; Must have a European passport. (Not British-European due to new Brexit rules from January 1, 2021). Must be available from January 26th to March 30th, 2021. & # 39;
Ms. Hubbard has worked on successful television shows for the BBC, ITV and Netflix, including the Christine Keeler Trial, White House Farm and Isolation Stories.
The film is set on the Queen's Sandringham Estate in the 1990s when Princess Diana discovers within three days that their marriage was ended.
The boy supposed to play Prince William, pictured here after his parents split up in 1992, must have an EU passport
The biopic is made by the Berlin accomplice film.
Several social media users asked why a British boy couldn't take on the role, suggesting that it might be related to the decision to deprive British citizens of the freedom to live and work across the EU.
Ms. Hubbard replied, “It's not about travel. It is common in films that the passport for major characters must match that of the financier. & # 39;
She also described the situation as "depressing".
British actors were unimpressed by the post, and Clued up-star Tristan tweeted, "Sorry to pull up that tweet … but does this mean that we British actors could potentially lose their roles due to Brexit?"
Ms. Hubbard replied, “Common in movies – wherever funding comes from, some of the key roles must have the same passport / citizenship. It has nothing to do with visa / travel / administration / bureaucracy. & # 39;
Martin Johnston, who played Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and Cursed Child in London, added, “Freedom of movement for British citizens will end in 37 days.
& # 39; This will be detrimental to British talent. For work abroad, visas / work permits are required, which are disadvantageously time-consuming for quick processing. Casting service providers, please introduce duplicate passports as a searchable criterion. & # 39;
Economist Julian Jessop, a member of the Royal Society of Arts, added, “I've never heard this before! If the financiers actually need roles to go out to EU citizens, when did that start to bite since we have already left the EU?
& # 39; What does this mean for all of the current stars in the series? Are they exempt because they were signed before we left? & # 39;
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