The Cold Hard Truth: There Will Be A New Cast For ‘Shadowhunters’ TV

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This isn’t easy to say, but it needs to be said. For everyone holding out hope that the cast from The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones will return for Shadowhunters, please don’t.

It’s the cold, harsh truth of the situation. But it’s the truth. Movies and television are two different mediums with two different studios (Sony and ABC Family) running the show, two different interpretations and two different casting departments.

Is that to say with 100% confidence that none of the film actors could actually be cast in the show? No, because nothing is impossible. But the likelihood of that happening is slim to none, actually, more like none to none.

I say this because while I’ve seen most fans understand this (whether it’s accepting it or being adamantly against it), there are some that are holding onto hope that the movie cast will return. But they won’t.

This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Think of it this way, we have one family in The Mortal Instruments movie cast, and we’re getting another family with the Shadowhunters cast. We don’t know who these people are yet, but I’m sure they’re great people who we’ll end up really loving. It’s unfair to prejudge them just because they’re not (insert actor name here).

Embracing the new cast doesn’t mean you’re betraying the old cast. Actually, don’t even think of them as “old” and “new” casts. Think of them as “movie” and “TV” casts. They’re different, but they’re both determined to represent the characters, the story and the fandom in the best possible way.

We all love the movie cast. They were our first family who brought our favorite characters to life on the big screen. Having gotten to talk to them, I can say they’re genuinely great people. They were always so dedicated to their characters, the franchise and, most importantly, the fans. They deserved all the love we gave them.

But their original foray into the franchise wasn’t met with 100% enthusiasm (I think we all remember the Great Jace Casting Debate). But eventually the fandom settled down and embraced the cast like they embraced the characters in Cassie’s books.

I have a feeling the same will happen with the TV cast. Where there are incredibly encouraging fans, there are incredibly negative fans. Whether it’s because they don’t look like the character or they’re not the actor from the movie, there’s guaranteed to be negativity. This is the Internet, after all.

But I have no doubt that this fandom will soon embrace them the way they embraced the movie cast. Give them a chance, because they’ll soon be family. And there’s nothing more important than family.

New poster for ‘Love, Rosie’

A new poster for Constantin Film’s Love, Rosie, which stars Mortal Instruments’ star Lily Collins and Sam Claflin, debuted on the film’s new official social media platforms.

Love Rosie

Here’s the film’s synopsis and trailer:

Rosie and Alex are best friends. They are suddenly separated when Alex and his family move from Dublin to America. Can their friendship survive years and miles? Will they gamble everything for true love?

You can follow Love, Rosie on Twitter, Facebook and InstagramAnd be sure to use the hashtag #LOVEROSIE!

Love, Rosie hits U.S. theaters on October 24.

‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ nominated for three Teen Choice Awards

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones has been nominated for three Teen Choice Awards in the first wave of nominations, including Action Movie, Actor in an Action Movie (Jamie Campbell Bower) and Actress in an Action Movie (Lily Collins).

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Head over to Teen Choice to vote for The Mortal Instruments!

The Teen Choice Awards will air August 10 at 8/7c on FOX.

Third trailer, new poster for Lily Collins’ ‘Love, Rosie’

A new teaser trailer and poster for Lily Collins’ new film Love, Rosie have been released, which teases flirtations, temptations, revelations, interruptions and complications.

Here’s the synopsis:

Based on the novel Where Rainbows End from PS, I Love You author Cecelia Ahern, LOVE, ROSIE will star Sam Claflin, Lily Collins, Suki Waterhouse, Tamsin Egerton, Christian Cooke, Jamie Winstone & Art Packinson and is scheduled to arrive in cinemas October 24 2014.

LOVE, ROSIE centres on Rosie and her best friend Alex who take a leap of faith, both on life and on each other, when they decide to go to the US together to attend university. But fate has other plans for Rosie. Over the next 12 years their lives change dramatically but the connection remains.


Love, Rosie hits theaters on October 24. Be sure to follow the official Twitter page @LoveRosieUK use the hashtag #LoveRosie

Two teaser trailers for ‘Love, Rosie’ starring Lily Collins

The first teaser trailers from Love, Rosie, starring Lily Collins have just debuted. And this is one rom-com that we can’t wait to see!

Here’s a synopsis for the film:

Rosie and Alex are best friends. They are suddenly separated when Alex and his family move from Dublin to America. Can their friendship survive years and miles? Will they gamble everything for true love?

Love, Rosie, which also stars Sam Claflin of The Hunger Games, is set to be released this October.

Happy Birthday to our Clary, Lily Collins!


A very happy birthday to our Clary, Lily Collins, who turns 25 years old today!

We’re so lucky to have such a gorgeous and talented actress bring our strong and feisty Clary Fray to life in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones!

Join us in wishing Lily a very Happy Birthday! Leave your birthday wishes below!

First stills from ‘Love, Rosie’ starring Lily Collins

Check out the first stills from the Constantin Film adaptation Love, Rosie, which stars Lily Collins and Sam Claflin.

Here’s a synopsis for the film that is set for a 2014 release:

Rosie and Alex are best friends. They are suddenly separated when Alex and his family move from Dublin to America. Can their friendship survive years and miles? Will they gamble everything for true love?


Watch: Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower train for ‘The Mortal Instruments’

Check out this new behind-the-scenes clip from The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, which shows Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower training for their roles as Clary and Jace.

E! Online asks what YA franchise has the fiercest heroine?


E! Online asked which Young Adult franchise has the fiercest heroine? Here’s what they had to say about The Mortal Instruments‘ Clary Fray.

Clary Fray, The Mortal Instruments (Lily Collins)

Strengths: The Shadowhunter can see monsters mortals can’t—which comes in handy when they’re trying to kill her and the people she loves. Clary also possesses the ability to create new runes because of the extra angel blood running through her veins.

Weaknesses: Clary can be quite stubborn at times. Not long after her mother goes missing, she learns that her father, Jonathan Rhys Meyers‘ Valentine Morgenstern, has been experimenting on the Downworlders and demons, making him one of the most dangerous men she’s ever encountered. For a time, she even believed that that her boyfriend, Jamie Campbell Bower‘s Jace Lightwood, might be her biological brother. Talk about a head-trip!

Lily Collins is waiting to begin ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes’

Clip9Last month, Constantin Film announced that production on The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes would restart sometime in 2014 after it was pushed back from a September 2013 production start.

MTV caught up with star Lily Collins (watch the video here) at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, and the actress revealed that she’s not sure exactly when production is set to begin.

“Well, there is a lot of conversation still going on,” she clarified. “I don’t know anything else; I kind of am with everyone else in the waiting game.”

Lily is excited to get back at it in City of Ashes, but confirms there is no set production date yet.

 “I love the stories, I love Clary, we love the cast — I just have no clue,” the actress said. “I think I’m like all the fans going, ‘So, what’s happening?’ But you know they will be the first ones to figure it out when we do. You never know, right?”

Photos: Lily Collins attends Glamour’s 23rd Annual Women of the Year Awards

Lily Collins attended Glamour’s 23rd Annual Women of the Year Awards on Monday, November 11. Check out photos from the event via

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‘Stuck in Love’ starring Lily Collins now available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download

Stuck in Love, which stars Mortal Instruments actress Lily Collins, is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download.

Stuck in Love

Here’s the synopsis:

Meet the Borgens. William Borgens is an acclaimed author who hasn’t written a word since his ex-wife Erica left him 3 years ago for another man. In between spying on Erica and casual romps with his married neighbour Tricia, Bill is dealing with the complexities of raising his teenage children Samantha and Rusty. Samantha is publishing her first novel and is determined to avoid love at all costs – after all she’s seen what it has done to her parents. In between hook ups, she meets “nice guy” Lou who will stop at nothing to win her over. Rusty, is an aspiring fantasy writer and Stephen King aficionado, who is on a quest to gain ‘life experiences’. He falls for the beautiful, but troubled Kate and gets his first taste of love and a broken heart. A tale of family, love (lost and found), and how endings can make new beginnings. There are no rewrites in life, only second chances.

Lily Collins is the new face of Lancôme

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The French luxury cosmetics house Lancôme has chosen our Clary Fray, Lily Collins, as their new face.

Lily’s co-star in Mirror, Mirror, Julia Roberts, as well as English actresses Emma Watson and Kate Winslet are also embassadors for the brand.

According to

Lancôme have announced a new rose amongst their already blossoming English actress hall of fame.

Joining existing ambassadors Kate Winslet and Emma Watson (and American beauty Julia Roberts) is Lily Collins, the 24-year-old, Guildford-born actress and model, and daughter of Eighties pop star Phil Collins.

“With her charm, gracefulness, modernity and lively wit, Lily Collins is the perfect embodiment of femininity according to Lancôme,” stated Françoise Lehmann, general manager of Lancôme International. And with her modelling experience (her career in front of the camera started when she was two) Collins is also a perfectly confident beauty muse for her tender age.

“It’s an absolute honour and privilege to have been chosen to represent the Maison Lancôme. I feel incredibly lucky to be included among the most inspirational women ambassadresses for one of the most prestigious brands in the world. It’s truly a dream come true,” confided Collins, whose beauty has been likened to a modern-day Audrey Hepburn.

Click here to read the rest of the article. added that Lily will be “the face of the spring collection out January 2014.”

From Lancome’s twitter:

Congratulations, Lily and thank you British Nephilim for the tipp!

New outtakes from EW’s ‘Mortal Instruments’ Comic Con photo shoot

Shadowhunters! Check out these new outtakes that have surfaced from Entertainment Weekly’s Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Comic Con photo shoot from July.


Lily Collins named one of the 10 Best Dressed Stars of 2013 by People magazine

People Magazine has named Mortal Instruments star Lily Collins as one of the 10 Best Dressed Stars of 2013. She comes in at No. 6. Congrats Lily!



Nominated By: Nigel Barker
Why He Chose Her: “[Collins] has been rocking Hollywood and the fashion world with her innocent, yet sexy and confident performances. She is not afraid to dress to impress showing just a bit of skin here and there, which has the designers always coming back for more.”

Thanks to our reader Lynne for the tip!

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