Lead two actors Jamie Campbell Bower and Kevin Zegers talk about their movie ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ with RedEye’s Matt Pais
MTV done an interview with Jamie Campbell Bower, he said about his Shadowhunter character, Jace Wayland. read below :
When MTV News visited the set of the urban fantasy (based on the best-selling novel by Cassandra Clare), the actor was quick to affirm that while his character is something of a jerk, it’s a role he’s relishing.
“What I love about him is the fact that he’s actually a bit of a douchebag,” Bower said during a 3 a.m. interview on the Toronto set. “He’s not like a meathead, he’s just sarcastic and rude.”
And for good reason, as fans of the series can attest. Jace has a complicated background (one we’ll leave vague to avoid spoilers), but suffice it to say, this history has gone a long way towards making him the oft-prickly character he is today. Bower commended director Harald Zwart for capturing not only Jace’s moodiness, but that of the monster-ridden world in which he and his fellow Shadowhunters exist.
“I think there is a darkness that Harald has brought to the piece that is easily lost in adaptations, particularly of YA novels,” Bower said. “And there’s a reality to it, as well, which is nice. You know, it’s very easy to go into fantasyland too quickly — he says wearing a dress, effectively. Every girl’s got to have a little black dress — that’s how I look at it.”
Of course, it takes a lot more than black garb and strategically placed runes to embody the Nephilim.
“There’s a lot of physicality to the role, as well,” Bower continued. “Which has been difficult to prepare for, absolutely, but it’s paid off, which is great. Like, not eating cookies is so hard.”
And if you have any lingering doubts as to how effectively Bower embodies the mercurial teen, well, author Cassandra Clare is happy to attest.
“Personality-wise, Jamie is exactly like Jace,” Clare said. “It’s actually like interacting with Jace, talking to him. It’s a little bit creepy.”
In an interview with MTV at WonderCon, Jamie Campbell Bower spilled that he has another role in a round case, is young Gandalf?? We think he’s so much consider in kind of Fantasy film! he might be joked but we hope to see.
“I will be playing a young Gandalf, indeed,” Jamie joked of the “Lord of the Rings” character. “That’s my next job. You can’t tell, but I’m in the process of growing out a very extensive beard.”
“What I love about the whole notion of sci-fi and fantasy is that it’s a comletely different world, but underneath everything, there’s a sort of reality that grounds it,”
“And people love to be taken out of their daily lives. I don’t want to use the word ‘mundane,’ but that sort of drudgery, sometimes. Sci-fi and fantasy offer that. It offers that of the person watching it and for me, which I love.”