Who would’ve thought that the first day of filming on THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES would have brought the frenzy that it did?
Fans went into Monday praying for a photo of anything from the set and left with tons of high-quality photos of the actors in character between takes and with their fangirl hearts pounding to the beat of a drum.
From set photos to fan accounts, catch up on everything that went down on the first day of filming:
Allie W: “…The scene they were filming basically consisted of the four marching down the street, stopping for a bit of dialogue, then continuing to walk. This was when I realized how PERFECT Jemima was. It was a small thing- when they stopped, it looked like Clary was saying something, and Isabelle sort of stands there, her body language very much saying “Hurry it up, I don’t have time for this BS.” She’s got her weight on one leg, but not so much that she’s slouching, and she looks aggressive and ready to go but still bored of whatever Clary’s on about. It was AWESOME. They did that little scene at least a dozen time, and every time she had that stance down…” Read more
Humility C: “…Also, I managed to talk to a props guy and told me some interesting things! Like how he managed to get a see a scene of Lily/Clary drawing runes for apparently a cafe scene. The man did not know a lot about the novels but he said he was explaining how we’ll get to see (once it comes out in theatres) the runes come alive or something like that. Well from the runes and her drawings we know that her drawings become pretty life-like! The props man also told me that most of the filming will be inside. Based on the photo the executive producer posted I’m guessing that’s where! The man told me that the ceilings were beautiful because of the angelic paintings… which OBVIOUSLY means somewhere inside the Institute!…'” Read more
WindowOnTheWest: “…Once I arrived on set I was just in time for a scene they were shooting. I was watching from a house across the street of Clary’s. The scene they were shooting was Clary in Shadowhunter clothing walking down the road with Jace, Alec, and Isabelle walking behind her. This nerdy looking guy stops Clary and says “Wow Clary, you look… different.” Clary is clearly in a rush and she says “Sorry, I can’t talk now.” She and the Shadowhunters continue walking towards the house, turn right and walk up the stairs to the house and enter. In the meanwhile there’s a scene with the nerdy guy, where someone bumps into him. It’s supposed to be the Shadowhunters bumping into him because they’re clearly invisible. The guy continues walking, looking back wonder “wtf who bumped into me and what’s up with Clary?”…” Read more
Sandra: “…There is Robert Sheehan (who had an American accent, might I add), talking to an employee about his new role. I shook my friend’s arm, gasping: “Oh my God! That’s Robert! That’s him!” He was adorable. I overheard him say: “I’m playing Simon!” I’m guessing the lady asked him about Clary because he responded with something like: “Yeah, I follow her everywhere!” It was so funny! I’m guessing he was talking about them being best friends and how close they were. Shyly, I walked up to him and asked him for an autograph and picture. He was very happy and eager to do so! “She wants me to sign her City of Bones book!” He told someone. “It’s starting!” He said (something like that) about the whole movie phenomenon…” Read more
How excited are you guys to see what excitement Day 2 of filming brings?