Jemima West is the latest actor to join the Mortal Instruments: City of Bones cast and will portray Isabelle Lightwood.
Cassandra Clare announced her casting on Tuesday night to the excitement of the Mortal Instruments fandom.
Clare had the chance to watch Jemima’s audition and was impressed.
Really good! She did a scene with Clary, but she also did the scene where she talks about Alec being gay — “I love my brother, I’d do anything for him, but I can’t help him with this” and was lovely and passionate. I was like, That’s damn right, you love your brother! He’s a good guy! She convinced me.
Clare also addressed some character trait concerns, including hair color and contact.
She will surely dye her hair. Contacts probably, but some people/actors can’t wear them (Daniel Radcliffe never could, that’s why Harry always had blue-green eyes, allergies I think) so I cannot make promises about stuff that is basically “the costume department’s decision down the road in connection with the actor’s physical limitations.” I am assured they will do everything they can to make the actors fit the physical descriptions in the book, where appropriate.
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