Attention, “Star Wars” fans!
For the low, low price of a $10 donation, you run the chance of appearing in Star Wars Episode VII. In a message recorded on set in Abu Dhabi, director J.J. Abrams announced a new charity campaign run by Disney, Lucasfilm, and his own production company, Bad Robot.
Star Wars: Force for Change, asks people to donate $10 or more to UNICEF. In return, you get to dream about hanging with Han Solo and Luke Skywalker.
As seen in The Verge:
The randomly chosen winner of the grand prize and one partner will be flown to Episode VII’s Pinewood Studios set as guests of J. J. Abrams. There, they’ll be “transformed” by costume and makeup teams, before being given roles in the next Star Wars movie. It’s unclear what those roles will entail — Episode VII’s story is so well-protected Bothan spies are yet to reach it — but the opportunity to put on a furry mask, hang around in the back of a shot, inspire the invention of an alien race of wolf-people or bobble-headed oddballs, and eventually have books written about you is enticing.
The more you shell out, the higher your chances. Get those wallets out.
Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg , she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.
J.J. Abrams Wants You (To Be In Star Wars)