TV: ‘Real World’ back in Hawaii
Now in its 25th season, perennial reality show staple "The Real World" continues to thrive on cable network MTV with its edgy blend of youth, sex and endless interpersonal drama.
This weekend, Hawaii residents will get an opportunity to show producers why they're the type of person who needs to be part of the cast for the 26th season of filming. The casting call marks the first time the show has returned to the islands since filming its eighth season at a house on Diamond Head Road, which aired on MTV in 1999.
Casting directors from Bunim/Murray Productions will hold an open casting call from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Hooters in Aloha Tower Marketplace. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 24 years old and need to bring a valid ID and recent picture (if available) to complete the registration process.
“We look for characters from real life; people with strong personalities who are unafraid to speak their minds,” said Jonathan Murray, executive producer of “The Real World,” via email. "Past seasons have been populated with cast members from diverse backgrounds, who have shared their daily experiences openly with millions of viewers."
You may remember one of those characters — Ruthie Alcaide (pictured at left) was the hometown cast member on "The Real World: Hawaii" who attracted a lot of attention for her public battle with alcoholism on the show. With the current state of reality TV as it is, who knows what type of kolohe behavior casting directors will be willing to tolerate this time around.
If you can't make it to Aloha Tower this weekend, applications are also being accepted online.