I saw a little banner off to the right side of my Facebook today about casting for this movie – one of my FAVORITE series – and so I clicked on it. I didn’t want to believe what it was saying so I went directly to the source: CassandraClare.com.
Ugh! To my amazement (and disappointment) the announcement was true. Jamie Campbell-Bower has been cast as Jace. In case you don’t know who Jamie is he has played in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street; Rock N’ Rolla;
New Moon; Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 1 & 2 and both installments of Breaking Dawn.
Now – I loved Jace in the books. He was mysterious and haunting. I imagined what his character would look like and sorry to say that it wasn’t Jamie. I as well as a few other people who read Cassandra’s web page believed that Alex Pettyfer should have been Jace. Swoon!!! Doesn’t he just seem haunting and mysterious more so than Jamie?
I read the interview that Cassandra gave about her reaction to Jamie being selected as Jace. She said that Lilly Collins wrote in to the casting director asking for Jamie to play Jace.
Cassandra also stated that Jamie will be going through boot camp to bulk up and that he actually came to his audition dressed as Jace – jeans, tight black t-shirt and rings on his fingers.
I was really pulling for Alex to be cast as Jace so lets hope that Jamie doesn’t disappoint. I know there were lots of us out there pulling for Alex and pulling for the other actors that auditioned.
Anyone else read these books? What do you think of Jamie being cast as Jace?
xo – S.J.