MTV teases us with another exclusive set interview with The Mortal Instruments cast. The interview introduces one of the amazing characters from the book series, Jace Wayland who is played by Jamie Campbell Bower. The interview also features Lily Collins who stars as Clary Fray and Cassandra Clare, the author of the fantastic series.
Even Jamie thinks Jace can be a little of a "d*****bag" from time to time.
You can also watch the video on MTV.com and read their set report:
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."
Creepy in a good way, we're sure.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones comes out in theaters this August 21.
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