The folks behind the upcoming TV adaption of JRR Tolkien’s EPIC fantasy series are looking for actors that don’t quite fit the usual standard.

In other words, if you’re ‘Hollywood Pretty’ then Amazon is simply not interested in you.

The NZ casting agencies for the show have put up an ad looking for willing participants to play all sorts of grotesque monsters.

Okay, so what exactly are the Amazon execs looking for?

In their description, they’re after very tall people (over 6-foot-7), very short people (under 5 feet), ethereal-looking folk, and “hairy, hairy people of all ages and ethnicities”.

They’re so desperately looking for hairy people, they even added; “HAIR HAIR HAIR – if you have natural red hair, white hair, or lots and lots of freckles.”


Amazon’s also looking for character faces with lots of wrinkles – “weathered-looking skin, so earthy skin tones, very heavy lines and wrinkles.

The only catch is you have to be a New Zealand resident or hold a valid New Zealand work visa to apply

But given how close we are to our Kiwi neighbors, chances are you can already apply!