"Well, he did it in his British accent," Clare said in an interview with Hollywood Crush. "And we’ve actually gone back and forth about whether to leave the accent or not have the accent. He did one scene in an American accent, which he does perfectly fine. Either one is fine with me. I think it’s going to be up to the director because Jace is, in fact, not American, so if he decided to do it with his British accent it would be fine."So, should Jace have an accent?
Besides the obvious swoon factor that comes with Bower’s accent, Clare has pointed out that Jace is in fact not American, as he grew up in Idris.
But on has to wonder, since he moved to the Institute in New York when he was young, if perhaps he lost his accent having spent time in America?
Better yet, do all Shadowhunters, who grew up and have lived in Idris, have an accent?
Perhaps we’re overlooking the accent issue. I doubt that people in the movie theater are going to be saying, “Why is he the only one with a British accent?”
Perhaps he could use a light British accent so that it’s not as prominent. Ultimately, it will be up to Director Scott Charles Stewart.
I guess we’ll find out in time but the most important thing, after all, is the acting. Let’s not forget that.