|Robert Sheehan will star as Simon Lewis in the |
upcoming Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Cassie explains that most people didn't imagine that Sheehan was the Simon they saw while reading the books. "Until we replace actors with the human equivalent of Dr. Who’s psychic paper, where you look at it and see whatever you want to see, there will never be total consensus about what a fictional character looks like or whether an actor matches them. Especially if you’ve gotten attached to a piece of fancasting. All that goes away when you actually see the actor acting the part, because the acting is actually what matters. (Obviously, if they suck, that’s a whole different story, but Robbie is a fantastic actor and I think that’s a large part of the why the response to him was so positive. You tend to trust people who’ve given great previous performances.)"
When asked what scenes Sheehan did with Lily and Jamie, Cassie spilled the details.
"Two scenes with just Simon and Clary, one where he first meets Jace, and the one where he catches Jace and Clary kissing in the hallway," the author explained.
City of Bones will be released on August 23, 2013. Cassandra Clare is at at signing today at Rhinebeck, New York with authors Sarah Rees Brennan and Holly Black.