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Netflix puts out casting call for Toph Beifong in ‘Avatar’ series

Netlifx’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, has put out a casting call in search for an actor to play Earthbender and fan-favorite, Toph.

On Tuesday, casting director Jenny Jue posted a casting call for the role on social media. Netflix is looking for someone who could portray a character in their mid-late teens, is blind, female, and Asian, and has experience in dance or martial arts. The role description described Toph as “sassy, confident, and unfiltered,” and specifically encourages blind or low vision actors to audition.

Avatar‘s supervising producer, Teresa Huang said on X, formerly known as Twitter, “We are determined (myself especially) to find a young Asian actress who is actually blind or low vision. If you know someone with dance and/or martial arts experience, please forward, even if they’ve never done any acting before.”

Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender was released on February 22, 2024, and was on Netflix’s Top 10 charts for six consecutive weeks, and generated 21 million views and 153 hours watched in it’s first week. On Rotten Tomatoes, the show received a 60% average critics score and a 73% average audience score.

Those interested are encouraged to email the casting company at [email protected], with contact details, resume, recent picture, and a one-paragraph bio. Shooting for season 2 is expected to begin in Fall 2024, with the show being renewed for a third season as well.

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