…I’m sorry my title says I want to burn my book but as much as all the sword swishing noises and the ninja clad Shadowhunters-in-action excite me…I feel the need to express my utter speechlessness-which rarely surfaces, regarding the casting of The Mortal Instruments.
This is why.
(For those of you who are unclear on the castings: http://www.nextmovie.com/blog/the-mortal-instruments-cast/)
*Any offense taken towards named actors and actresses are not deliberate I am sure they are great, talented people.
DILEMMA #1: Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace
Wait what. Jamie Campbell Bower? WHO IS THAT. Yeah guys, it’s the Volturi boy from Twilight and Johnny Depp’s assistant from Sweeney Todd. (You know, that guy with the incredibly high voice who sings to Johanna?)
Why I’m stupefied (do I really even need to explain?): He looks NOTHING like Jace, who is supposed to be boyish, sarcastic- but not sarcastic to the point where he looks dodgy (don’t forget Jamie was cast as Volturi as well), and has a strong athletic build.
Oh, if only Alex Pettyfer took up the role…
Oh god. I can’t take it. WHERE IS THAT STELE? I NEED TO DRAW AN IRATZE OVER MY HEART.
I’m not going to post a picture of Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace, because I’m still too mad that Cassandra Clare decided to replace the world’s favorite Shadowhunter as a stone-faced bloodsucker.
DILEMMA #2: Lily Collins as Clary
Yes, yes, she’s heart-wrenchingly, hair-tearingly, eye-poppingly gorgeous. But she’s missing the warrior part of warrior princess. She just seems too dainty to fight.
Also, the most distinct thing about Clary’s features was her freckles and red hair, making up her ‘raggedy ann doll’ look as stated in the first book when comparing Clary to her mother, but it is clear from the trailer that the make-up artists from the movie do not see an EVIDENT need to AT LEAST dye Lily’s hair red or make it curly or something.
Overall, there’s not much I need to say about Clary’s casting, but for the mental health of TMI readers worldwide, I sincerely hope that the make-up artists have a sudden epiphany before the showing of the movie.
DILEMMA #3: Godfrey Gao as Magnus Bane
Breathe. Just breathe. Calm. Take deeep breaths.
HOW ON EARTH CAN MAGNUS BANE LOOK ETHNICALLY HALF DUTCH, HALF INDONESIAN WHEN THE GUY PLAYING HIM IS HALF TAIWANESE, HALF MALAYSIAN?!
Note to casting staff of TMI: Just because Malaysia is next to Indonesia doesn’t mean it’s okay to cast Godfrey Gao as Magnus Bane.
Those make-up artists better have stolen Rapunzel’s magic paintbrush…
AND WHERE IS THE EURASIAN LOOK?
For the sake of my mental health and the safety of these ignorant mundanes (as Jace would say it), I think it’s time to end this post before I accidentally turn some poor unfortunate soul into a rat.
Oh my god. And I haven’t even started on Cassandra Clare’s plan to write a sequel to TMI on Jem’s ancestor falling in love with her parabatai.
Another forbidden love…
The Permanent Monday
P.S. Happy New Year everyone!