This evening TMI fans clutched their chests and threw confetti in the air when Sony released the first image of the magnificent High Warlock of Brooklyn, Magnus Bane, played by Godfrey Gao. In fact fans were so ecstatic that according to TMI Source #MagnusBane began World Wide Trending (good job shadowhunters!)
Though Gao is new to the western world's film industry he has found much success in Taiwan as an actor and model. Recently he sat down with MTV and discussed his upcoming role as Magnus Bane. Here's what he said:
"I love Magnus Bane's character because [he] can live forever and never age a day, and who doesn't want to live forever?"
"I also love that Magnus is a flamboyant party animal, and it's fun to be described that way compared to the other characters I've portrayed previously. Magnus is so out there, he's definitely a character I will never forget!"
When asked about the transformation process into the High Warlock, Gao said:
"Magnus' extravagant style of dress and makeup was quite the hot topic when I arrived to shoot in Toronto. All the glitter, nail polish, eye-liner and the outfits combined made Magnus the character that everyone loves and envisioned in their minds. While I never spent more than 30 minutes for hair and makeup, the results for Magnus' style ... let's just say the hair, makeup and costume team/departments did a fantastic job of styling my character, and I enjoyed every single moment of transforming into Magnus! The warlock outfit with the black cape and hoody was very intriguing as well!"