The lovely ladies over at The Book Sisterhood were kind enough to interview us as one of their fan site stops.
Here are the highlights from the interview:
What appeals to you about the Mortal Instrument series? And who is your favourite character and why?
The Mortal Instruments is so appealing because it is set in the real world but with an after-dark feel. It’s so enchanting to see this magical world right beside our own. But perhaps the most appealing thing about The Mortal Instruments are the characters. Cassandra Clare did an amazing job at creating characters that are not only believable but like certain people in everyone’s life. There’s that sarcastic hot guy, the loyal best friend, etc. Every character also has such an amazing story arc which really makes the reader care about what happens with the characters.
My favorite character? Now that’s a toughie. I’d have to say it’s a tie between Jace and Magnus. First off, how does one not love Jace? He’s gorgeous, snarky and a little too cocky for his own good sometimes, but deep down he’s damaged and trying to work through his problems and find middle ground, which is something everyone is in search of in their life. Then there’s Magnus who is just so amazing is so many ways. He’s eccentric and he defies normalcy in such a rockstar kind of way. He’s different and he’s not ashamed nor shy of it. That’s the sort of confidence that I think everyone aspires to have.
Were you happy with the casting decisions for the movie?
I have to say that I am very pleased with the casting decisions thus far for the City of Bones movie. Lily Collins is the perfect actress to play Clary. Seeing her in Priest (red hair and all) and seeing her portray certain aspects of Clary was nice to see. My favorite thing about Lily is how well she understands Clary and how she has interacted with Mortal Instruments fans thus far in the movie-making process. She’s a fan of the books, as are we, and it’s great to see an up-and-coming actress get her big break on a series that she loves.
While Jamie Campbell Bower wasn’t my first choice for Jace, I have to say that the casting decision grew quite quickly on me. Not only does he have that sexiness that Jace is known for but Jamie, in real life, is in most ways exactly like Jace. He’s snarky and witty and carries himself with confidence. Plus, he has a thing for redheads (ahem, Bonnie Wright). Watching him in Camelot really showed me the versatility in his acting, especially in the finale. He was able to portray a variety of emotions within several scenes and it was beautiful. Hearing Cassandra Clare rave about his audition with Lily was like icing on the cake. I mean, who knows these characters better than her?
To read the full interview head over to Book Sisterhood.