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They had stuffed cats you had to pick up and hold,i t was like, 'Ewww.' And me being a vegetarian, and I don't wear fur - I'd come home smelling of dead cats!
Ten thousand girls turned up for open auditions in Cambridge, Oxford, Exeter and Kendal for the role of Lyra Belacqua in the adaptation of 'His Dark Materials: Northern Lights'. In June 2006, twelve-year-old Dakota, a Londoner schoolgirl, was awarded the part after the casting directors' took a shine to her in the Cambridge auditions.