AceShowbiz - Beyonce Knowles has reportedly put out a casting call for "black and brown people of all backgrounds" to appear in her new music video, which is being filmed on a number of south London estates.
The star, 38, who is filming the visual for "Brown Skin Girl", taken from her latest release "The Lion King: The Gift", has chosen to shoot at several locations in Catford and Thamesmead, with members of her team spotted near the local prison HM Prison Thameside on Thursday, October 31, according to Britain's Daily Mail newspaper.
Beyonce's casting team reportedly called for "black and brown people of different cultures, nationalities, ethnicities, genders and ages" to step forward for the shoot, with a source telling the publication: "Beyonce wanted this video to truly represent the essence of the song."
"She may refer to Naomi Campbell and Lupita Nyong'o in the track but she was keen to have normal people step forward and tell their stories," they explained. "Her casting team called for all different family structures to apply, including blended, single parent, queer and adopted. Trained actors and dancers were also wanted but the main focus is on showcasing a variety of body shapes and ages, from as young as six months to the elderly."
They added: "Shooting started today in London but as yet Beyonce is only going to star in the side of the film recorded in America."
The clip is being directed by Jenn Nkiru, who helmed the visual for her collaboration with husband Jay-Z, "Apes**t". "Brown Skin Girl" also features SAINt JHN, Wizkid, and Beyonce's seven-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy.