Got drama? MTV’s ‘Real World’ casting call to seek ‘larger-than-life’ personalities in Baton Rouge _lowres

Photo by Rene Cervantes -- The cast of MTV's 'Real World: New Orleans,' filmed in 2010, included, seated on floor, Ryan Knight; middle row from left, Sahar Dika, McKenzie Coburn and Jemmye Carroll; and, back row, Ryan Leslie, Eric Patrick, Ashlee Feldman and Preston Roberson-Charles.

Casting for the next season of MTV’s longtime reality show “Real World” comes to Baton Rouge on Saturday, Aug. 15.

The open call will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Station, 4608 Bennington Ave.

Bunim/Murray casting agency is looking for seven strangers to become roomates and share their lives with the world over the course of the season.

“We look for characters from real life; people with strong personalities who are unafraid to speak their minds,” says Jonathan Murray, executive producer of “Real World.”

Past seasons have been populated with cast members from diverse backgrounds, who have shared their daily experiences and over-the-top personalities with millions of viewers, a new release says.

“Our ideal candidate has a larger-than-life personality, a unique life story, an adventurous spirit and a personal magnetism that draws attention whenever they walk in the room. We are looking for open-minded and open-hearted people who can make us laugh and cry. We also love people who are at a turning point in their lives and have big decisions to make about their future,” Murray says.

Applicants are asked to bring a recent picture of themselves (which will not be returned) and photo ID. Those auditoning must be 21 years or older by October 2015, and appear to be between the ages of 20 and 24.

For those unable to attend the open call, applications are still being accepted via email. Visit for complete details on how to apply.