The Simon casting process has been a long and arduous one, but it is finally complete.
Cassandra Clare took to Twitter and Tumblr to share the very exciting news that Robert Sheehan (of Misfits) has been cast as Simon Lewis.
So remember when I said we wouldn’t have a Simon till July for Reasons?
The Reasons were that the actors up for Simon had to test with Jamie and Lily in Toronto to see how the chemistry worked. When I talked to Jamie and Lily yesterday it was about who we thought was the absolute best, the most Simon-y Simon, and fortunately we all agreed.
He’s totally cute and adorable and HILARIOUS, and his chemistry with Lily and Jamie is off the charts. I’ve wanted him for Simon for ages so I am pretty much totally and entirely happy.
Cassandra Clare called Sheehan’s American accent “flawless.”
I am really going to miss the Irish accent, but you know, happy day that he can do an American accent flawlessly.
Pretty exciting news! What do you think of Robert as Simon? Sound off in the comments!