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I am so very excited to announce that I will be heading to Toronto for THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES.

Sony Pictures and Cassandra Clare have invited TMI Source along with a few others for an exclusive on-set event at THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES set on Friday, September 21.


What questions do you have for the cast and filmmakers? Any inspirational comments? Any artwork or custom videos you want to share with the cast and filmmakers? Submit them below! DEADLINE TO SUBMIT QUESTIONS IS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15.

Share your video message with the cast, crew, filmmakers and Cassandra Clare!


All you have to do is leave a video response and we will edit as many of the submissions as we can together. The main theme of this video will be “A Very TMI Thank You!” This is your opportunity to tell Cassie thank you for her books, a chance for you to tell Lily what you love about her personality, a chance to tell “Sideburns” Jeff that he is being stalked, but most of all it’s a way to say thank you to Cassie and the filmmakers!

Here are the only rules:

  • Respond to Our Main Video HERE or email your video/video link to
  • Make sure you say “Thank You” Or some version of that phrase in your video. (This will allow us to HOPEFULLY include everyone in the video)
  • Do not make your video response any longer than 2 minutes (there will be a lot of submissions and that is a lot of videos for someone to watch!)

Because what kind of fun would visiting the set be if we couldn’t share our love with the ones that are making it happen?

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68 Comments on TMI Source is headed to THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES set

  1. Nicole Torres // September 7, 2012 at 4:23 PM // Reply

    Aw! I still have yet to go down to set! 😦 so close yet so far! 😦 aaah this is killing me! Must be so fun though! 🙂

  2. Please, tell the cast that they don’t have to feel pressured because of the fan base, we all know that they’ll do an amazing job. (sorry for my English, I’m Spanish) Please, tell them, this is very important for Spanish nephilim =)

  3. Oooh, would you mind sharing this with them?
    It’s my idea of what I wanted the beginning of the City of Bones movie to look like. It’s my little script, but only for like the first scene. I’m writing the rest of it right now, and I’m posting one scene every week on my Facebook page, The Best Mortal Instruments Quotes. I would be so grateful, you would have no idea!

  4. Q for all of them: What’s the best moment they’ve shared on set so far? And their favorite scene so far?
    Also, tell them that we support and love them!
    Oooh, and do mention that Greece adores them! 😀 THANKS!
    AND HAVE FUN! Enjoy every moment of it!

  5. I think what Isabel said is great advice! ^^ Don’t worry && do your best! No matter what COB is going to do great. I’m already going to ask for that day off so I can go to the midnight premier. ❤ There are millions of fans rooting for you all! The books are a big part of my life && I know the movie is going to be as well so just know you are apart of something remarkable like that!
    Oh && Jamie, you are NOT after hair in my book! 🙂

  6. Please can you tell Lily, Jamie, Robert, Kevin and Jemima that we think they are all wonderful and can see hiw hard they are working.

    Can you ask Harald Zwart (director) and Geir Hartly Andreassen (cinematographer) what their inspiration is for the cinematography, atmosphere and look of the film (aside from the source material)? Any other films, artwork et that might have inspired the look they are going for?

    Can you ask director, producers, cinematographer, screenwriters what they’ve learned from other YA book to film adaptations? What they think other adaptations got right and wrong and what they took from it whilst developing the film

    It would be great to get some interesting questions and answers about the actual film rather than the usual gushing fangirl boringness about ships or how awesome characters are.

    Thank you 🙂

  7. Can you tell Aidan Turner that myself and Mitchell say “Hi?” Here is a picture of my dog that you can show him (he is my service dog but not wearing his vest in this very cute picture)
    Mitchell is named after Aidan’s character from Being Human…so obviously we are both fans of Aidan. =)

  8. So, so, so excited to hear this! What a great opportunity for TMI Source!

  9. Alyssa please find out if Jamie is wearing contacts !!! And tell them we love them and support them! And congratulations, you’re so lucky!!!

  10. Will you please just make sure Jamie knows that we love him loads!!!!

    Oh and tell Lily & Jemima they are so gorgeous.

  11. WoW! TMI source I’m so happy for you!! 😀 can you tell Kevin and Godfrey that they are perfect and i want a malec kiss/hug photo? Please! :3

  12. *sobs* Alyssa this pains me. Have fun though! ❤ For sure you will 🙂

  13. So happy for you Alyssa! Have fun and come back with great news! 😀


  15. Yey! Just update us with lots of pictures and moat importantly, enjoy! 🙂

  16. Hi 🙂
    Can you please tell Lily, Jamie, Robert, Kevin, and Jemima that I think they’re the most gorgeous cast of all time! I also think that they are the perfect people for the roles. Isabelle is fierce and sexy, just like Jemima, Kevin is so adorable and oh lord, his smile makes me melt. And Lily and Jamie…NO WORDS. Perfect Clary and Jace. And Robert…I’ve never imagined Simon as being that sexy. 😉 Lol Thanks Alyssa! 😀

  17. You HAVE to ask Lily if she ever read Infernal Devices!

  18. Ask Robert if we will be expecting any big projects in the future? We need more of him! Or maybe if he’s thinking of getting a twitter? 🙂

  19. My suggestions for questions are:
    1) are any of the characters going to be speaking with an accent (that is not American)?
    2) can we get any more detail on the information that the runes will come alive through GCI, etc
    3) have elements been included in the script that will impart an understanding of what it means to become/be a shadowhunter, (for those in film audience who will have not read the books)…
    4) Of the main cast, who fought the hardest to win their role.
    5) Of the main cast, who the most different from the character they play
    6) For Mr. Zwart/Screenwriter: What part or elements of the book/screenplay is the hardest to translate to film
    7) For Mr. Zwart: what do you think are the critical factors you must get “right” as the director of this film

  20. They’re doing the blogger set visits already after only a month of filming. Surprising

    Scavenger and Audrey’s questions are great Seconding all of them.

  21. BY THE ANGEL!!!!!! OMFG!! Sweeheart! Im SO happy!! holy cow!!!!!!!!!!!!! have a blast and I’ll be looking forward for all the wonderful news you’ll bring! what a delightful and unique chance to meet with Cassie, the Cast and the filmakers!! HOLY MOLLY!!!!! YOu relly deserve it!! enjoy it and I cant wait for your news!! kyaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!

  22. Hey! Please tell Cassie that she has a seriously humongous fanbase in Oz, and that we are all so excited over the movie! Tell all the cast that we are so happy and just LOVE LOVE LOVE everyone! And a question perhaps…? Will Cassie ever have any twins in her books? (I am a twin 🙂 And.. Will she ever come back to Australia? (Insert big puppy dog eyes! My sister and I would LOVE to meet her!)
    But other than that just tell her that she is fantastic and that everyone I know loves her work! xo

  23. awesome! i might do the video message! can you please tell Jamie that we all love Jim and Robert! tell Lily that she is goregous and amazing and has a great personality and she is one mf favoruite actresses! same goes for Jemima! tell Godfrey that he is amazing, tell the whole that they are amazing and tell Lena I I love her and she is great on game thrones! Also Tell Cassie that she is my idol and shoutout to Karen and thank you to the cast and crew for doing such a great job and for making the movie!

  24. teamedwardjace // September 7, 2012 at 8:55 PM // Reply

    also please ask Lily how she felt when she found out she was playing Clary and ask Jamie what he loves about the mortal instruments so much

  25. Please ask them ” How does it feel to be apart of something as big and wonderfull as The City of Bones?”

  26. I’m so happy for you! Have fun! Can’t wait to hear about it.

  27. Please ask Robert how he felt when he was told he got the part

  28. Oh Alyssa! You beautiful, lucky, lucky girl, you!!! Please take me with youuuu, lol!
    Seriously though, on behalf of the entire fandom and myself, please give Cassie, the entire cast and the crew a LOT OF LOVE and THANKS for doing such a fantastic job and sharing the dream with us every step of the way!
    Have a great, great time – you have, by far, been doing the best job from the moment we fell in love with TMI and you so deserve this opportunity! I’m so happy for you and can’t wait to hear about your amazing experience 🙂 XOX

  29. For the cast: Have you, and when did you first read the City of Bones book? How many of the other TMI books (City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls) has everyone read? Who’s the biggest bibliophile in the cast?

  30. Can you tell Jamie that i love him and i am turning 18 next month so it’s possible for us to marry:)
    And can you tell all of them that i love every single one of them(cast,crew,filmmakers).
    Jamie and Jemma is using contact lenses right?

  31. Who is the funniest person in the set? Thanks for asking!:)

  32. Jace campbell lightwood (; // September 9, 2012 at 12:02 AM // Reply

    I have a few questions you must ask…
    1.) jamie… can i touch your mango??
    2.) dont you think its unfair for everyone to be so attractive when other fandoms will never be as hot as this cast?
    3.) think its gunna be the next franchise??(PLEASE SAY YES)
    4.) if theres a second movie, rObbie i will be watching for an IM IMMORTAL joke…
    I realllyyy wanna ask these questions myself, but i wrote them here just in case… Maybe i will get to ask them cause i begged my aunt to take me to the set in NYC in late november sooo yeah anyway if you ask my questions my life will be

  33. Herondale's live 4eva // September 9, 2012 at 1:26 PM // Reply

    fangirlling begins here

  34. First I want to thank everyone for being in this movie! They all seem very lovely people. Secondly I want them to know that their are many people who love & support The Mortal Instruments from the Netherlands!

    My Questions for the cast:
    Which scene has been the most fun to shoot, and why?
    Who is the prankster of the cast?

    My Question for Cassandra Clare:
    Do you want to see your other books being made into a movie? And if there is a chance that the Infernal Devices is being made into a movie, will we have to wait until the latest film of TMI? Because I really can’t (well I can, but I would be so much happier if it was made earlier) six/seven years for it to come out :’)

    Thank you so much!
    Much love from the Netherlands,


  35. You could ask Lily and Jamie about their relationship?They are adorable together and I love them very very much.Well yeah they’re my alive OTP so..And could you tell Robert that soon he will be the father of my babies?Soon.Oh and could you ask him about his relationship with Jemima?Thank you very much.I really appreciate.xx

  36. Our video- we put it on the youtube page…I REALLY want to make sure it gets seen. =) Here is the link-

  37. By the angel WOW!!!! That is soooo cool! I so you wish guys the best day EVER!!!!

    Now my questions:

    1) To the cast – what made you look at the script and think “I wanna audition right now!”
    2) To Rob and Jamie – What quotes are we hoping for Simon and Jace
    3) To cast and crew – What’s their funniest on the set so far?

    There’s more but I can’t think of them!! (deep voice) I’ll be back….

  38. I can’t stop saying this, but, enjoy your time on set, it’s a unique experience and you guys totally deserve it!
    I might do the video though, maybe… I sent you guys via Twitter two portraits of Jamie & Lily that I did in my artbook… But, they are not that good, and my scanner damages the image… sooooo…
    Anyway, I think you shoud emphasize that we love them, and he are so proud to have them in the cast. Send all my love from South America to them as well… Venezuela is a Nephilim territory.
    To Lily: What is the one thing about Clary that she can’t wait to perform?
    To Jamie: First, that he’s awesome and we love him so so much! Second, which scenes did he play for the audition with Lily. And, what scene is he waiting to do for the movie.
    To Robbie: That he’s awesome too! If he could play any other character, which one would he choose? How was the audition process for him? And, which scenes did he do with Jamie & Lily for the audition?

  39. Hi everyone!

    What a great idea having us all leave our little messages for Cassie and crew! I just did my little video especially for the super duper Aidan Turner…hope it’s ok! Adding the link now .Thank you!

    Warmest of wishes to all!

    Lorraine in Leicestershire UK

  40. Aidan, you were amazing in Being Human and Desperate Romantics. In both series your spellbinding performance brought the screen alive. I’m so looking forward to seeing you in The Hobbit and Mortal Instruments. I know you are going to have an exciting career filled with many, many extraordinary achievements. And it’s all brilliant. Tess Denton, Aidan Turner fan forever.

  41. Ask them how it feels to see the story come to life and be a part of the creation 🙂 and also if they could use Angels and Airwaves ‘The Adventure’ somewhere in the film, just a suggestion 🙂

  42. Jace campbell lightwood (; // September 12, 2012 at 3:56 PM // Reply

    Tell jamie im wearing a “Team Caius” t shirt when i go see breaking dawn part 2 (i dont even like twilight but im going for caius!)

  43. Just send them all lots of love from Serbia too, especially to Jamie. 🙂 Because I’m a huge Sweeney Todd fan and could probably sing the whole soundtrack right now, though rather poorly. XD I second the question about whether they’ve [the cast] read the books, how many of them and which ones are their favourites from the series, and favourites in general? Oh, and yes, as someone wrote above, I would like to know if there’s possibility that The Infernal Devices movie would be shot sooner when City of Bones does well in cinema? 😀 {note:: WHEN}. And of course thank you to Cassie. Can’t wait to read your report and see the pics when you come back! Have fun! B-)

  44. KikiLOVESJAce // September 12, 2012 at 5:57 PM // Reply

    Okay, each cast member gets one question!

    Kevin Zegers
    What made you want to audition for the role of Alec lightwood?

    Jamie Campbell
    You’re playing the hottest guy in the movie! How does it feel like to play Jace?

    To Cassandra Clare!
    I love you’re books and characters so much! Do you make up all the characters? Or did you pull some personality traits from you’re friends?

  45. Hi! I’d like to tell the cast that they’re flawless, and we believe in them. I hope they enjoy this experience on set; it’s just the beginning!! Also, if you could show them the fan posters I made of Clary, Jace, Simon, Isabelle, Alec, and Magnus; the images are here: 🙂

  46. Hello, here is my video, it’s a couple of seconds over the 2 minutes. Hope that’s okay and hope you don’t have to cut it as there doesn’t seem to be that many comments or videos that mention Aidan. Congrats TMI_Sources on your invitation to the City of Bones set and thank your for including us in your visit. Here’s the link to my video:

  47. Hi! I’d like to know from everyone in the cast, a) what they like most about the character they play in City of Bones and b) what their favourite scene to film is/has been so far/will be. 🙂

  48. My questions for the cast: What scenes did you like to do best? Have they read the books? Who’s the prankster on set? Any crazy stunts happen on set?
    Question for Robert Sheehan: Do you have a girlfriend? xD
    And big fat thanks to all crew and cast for their amazing job< 3

  49. Will we be seeing a performance by Simon’s band in City of Bones? If so, is Robbie practicing the bass?
    And can you tell Kevin that he is the coolest of the bunch, simply because he was on The X-Files!
    -Karen (@XPhile03)

  50. Thank you so so much for making this movie happen! I can’t tell you how excited I am for it. I think the cast is absolutely brilliant and Jamie is literally the perfect Jace! I would not have chosen anyone else for the part. Lily Collins is looking just as flawless as ever in all of these set pictures. Have a great time filming and I am very grateful that we have such a great movie to look forward to! Wish I could make it to the set in Toronto ~ Megan


  52. Hi Aidan, is their any chance you
    would consider going back to
    Being Human. Mitchell is such abit miss. Love you to bits and good luck with everything you do x

  53. Could you maybe tell Jemima that she has three huge fangirls in San Luis, Argentina? We’ve watched everything she’s been in, and we think she’s just gorgeous. Also, maybe you could ask her how was it that she found out about TMI and her reaction to getting the role? 🙂

  54. Hannah Knight // September 15, 2012 at 3:07 AM // Reply

    Hi Aidan. Miss seeing you in Being Human, but I’m so happy you got The Hobbit and TMI roles, you so deserve the success. Wish I could see you at the EMS show in October but wrong continent. My question is: Are you going to be appearing at any events in the US, hopefully on the west coast?

  55. Q: Please ask the cast what they’re looking forward to shooting the most!!
    And/or if they could be casted as another character from the books, who would it be and why??
    Please consisder asking them!! It would make my day sooooo much!!!!!!!!

  56. Will you make sure the cast gets an equal amount of love in the video and when you go to visit?
    i dont want any of them to feel like they are the least liked cast member or something..

    because im pretty sure thats how jamie sees it 😦

  57. Hello !! These are my questions for Harald Zwart and for the cast:

    1). There are always differences between books and their adaptations. As an actor, do you find it difficult when the audience expects a lot from an adaptation of their favorite book?
    2). How was your first experience with the fantasy genre? For the director
    3). How hard has it been trying to balance out what’s in the script and what’s in the book? How difficult has it been adapting a book? For the director
    4.)For Jamie- What has been more fun for you, playing a vampire or a Shadowhunter?
    5.)How are you making Toronto look like New York City?
    6.) Do you feel like there’s more pressure because of the fan base?
    7.) What are the major changes in the film in relation to the book?
    8.) What scene so far has been the most challenging to film?

  58. And I agree with everybody else, please let the cast and especially Jamie feel our love!!! And tell him we trended #JamieisJace for him!!

  59. Hey! Wow, what a great time you’re going to have! So jealous, know you’ll have so much fun. Of course tell the cast, crew and Cassie that we LOVE them all and thank you for just being so amazing!

    My question is, if they’ve already filmed a demon/Foresaken-slaying scene, what was it like? Was it hard having to imagine the demon/Foresaken? And if they hav’nt filmed one of those scenes yet, are they looking forward to it? What will it be like?

    Have fun and make double sure Jamie knows that everyone who is a TRUE fan, loves him and knows he just IS Jace in every way. 😀

  60. Heya!! Just finished my vid (I wanted to say MANY things!) I hope I may it to the deadline!! wasn’t sure as I live in the U.K. so time difference if different here!!!

  61. Question for filmmakers: Will fans ever be able to suggest songs for the soundtrack?

    And let the cast know how perfect they are for their parts and how GORGEOUS they are in general!!:D

  62. Please tell them that I love the mall so much! And that I know they are working so hard to make this an awesome movie! And I know it’s going to be amazing! They are the PERFECT cast! THANK YOU to all cast and crew for being so nice and working hard!

  63. catreadsbooks // September 16, 2012 at 4:00 PM // Reply

    My questions for the cast:
    1. If you could actually live in a book, which book would you pick?
    2. Your favourite CoB movie line so far?
    3. The coolest rune and why?
    4. An actor/actress you would love to work with?

    Thank you and enjoy your time in Toronto, Alyssa! 🙂

  64. Please ask the cast and crew what their most favorite part of filming City of Bones is.
    And ask what is their favorite scene (no spoilers unless they want to(;) that they have filmed or have yet to film.

    Thank you!!!

  65. Esther & Zuleyma. // September 16, 2012 at 8:23 PM // Reply

    Here are our many questions:

    To Cassandra Clare:
    1.This is really killing us! Who really is Brother Zachariah?
    2.Do you enjoy exploding the fandom’s heart into a puddle of feels? 😥

    To Director Harold:
    1. Is there any particular scene that you think will be difficult to film?

    To the crew:
    1.You guys are really sweet to the TMI fans in Toronto keep it up, we all really appreciate it. 😀

    To the screen writers:
    1.Was it really difficult to adapt the CoB book into a movie script without leaving out the important parts?

    To the cast:
    1.So far, what has been the best and craziest experience with the fandom?
    2.Did any of you finish the TMI series?
    3.What part are you most excited about to film or already have which one (if spoilers feel free not to say)?
    4. How much do you think your life will change after the CoB trailer comes out?
    5.Do you think one day we shall meet?
    6. Where would you be right now if you hadn’t accepted the role?
    7. What was the most embarrassing moment that happened too you on set? No lies be honest. 😉

    And too everyone who is helping create the CoB book come to life:
    1. How’s your day so far-night?
    2.Also I’m so thankful that you guys took the time to help create this movie! The fandom really appreciates it!

    To whoever this may concern:
    1.Will you be willing to do a CoB mall tour in L.A?
    2.Will you able to give us V.I.P passes? 😉

  66. Question for Aidan Turner: Did you get to keep the fingerless gloves you wore on Being Human. The BBC supposedly auctioned the gloves off for charity. But in the photo on ebay, the gloves looked black, not green. I’d like to think you got to keep the original pair.

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