Yay! Deets from Cassie…my FAVORITE!! Check out the story of meeting our cast:
I went up to Toronto on my way to Europe (long story) right before they started filming to look at sets and see props and say hi to people. The movie people I know best are not the cast, but the producers, like Robert from Constantin, and Eric from Sony, and Jessica, the screenwriter. (Who you can follow at https://twitter.com/JessPostigo — she often tweets in Spanish which is good for my Spanish-speaking readers.)
I saw sets and props and Jocelyn’s paintings and other cool things I am not allowed to talk about because I got one of those letters that you have to sign that says you won’t talk about anything you see or they will bury you in a parking lot in Burbank.
The actors were doing fight training most of the day anyway. Kevin came by to show us they’d dyed his hair black and Jemima came by to show the runes they’d painted on her. The Voyance rune was partway up her wrist so I grabbed her hand and explained how the Voyance rune goes on the back of your dominant hand, whichever one you use to hold weapons. Jemima was patient and did not hit me for manhandling her.
I mostly got to talk to the cast at dinner because the producers were being magnanimous and said, “Cassie, sit with your Shadowhunters.” It was basically all Shadowhunters because it was those members of the cast that needed to be there for fight training (minus Valentine but either Jonathan Rhys Meyers comes with built in fight training or he’s doing it later.
The cast seemed a bunch of sweet kind funny people who had obviously developed a good rapport. Lily showed me the terrifying bruises she is covered with from her fight training. They told me Jamie can do a somersault in midair and stick the landing (so I suppose there’s always the Olympics in his future.) We discussed Lily’s hair color (I like it. I never thought of Clary as having orange-red hair, but more dark red and fiery.)
I had my phone out so Robert asked me if I had tweeted about dinner. I was still terrified of the Burbank parking lot so I held my hands up and said “Not a word.” He got an evil smile and said, “Why don’t you?” so I tweeted that I was having dinner with Jemima, Kevin, Aidan, Lily, and Jamie.
I flipped my phone over, waited five minutes, flipped it back over and was like, “Well… 400 or so mentions, all about you guys.” Then they all started leaning over the table because everyone was curious. I read as many of your guys’ tweets aloud as I could except NOT THE PORNOGRAPHIC ONES because yikes.
Me: Um, Kevin, someone wants to know if you are as happy looking in the mirror every morning as they are looking at your face.
Aidan: Tell them for me that he is.
Me: Lily, someone really loves you, and also your hair, and also Jamie.
Jamie: I am after hair?
Me: Someone would like you to know you are a very good-looking cast.
Aidan: It’s true, everyone is very good-looking. I mean, not me. Everyone else!
Me: Someone wants to know what your Shadowhunter gear looks like.
Kevin: My pants are very tight. I put on tight pants today, went into the fight training room, six guys punched me, and then I threw up.
Me: I am…sorry about that. Also everyone wants to know where Robbie and Godfrey are.
Kevin then asked the “Yeah, where’s my boyfriend?” question and Lily and Jamie opined that Robbie was great and had done an amazing audition, and one of them opined that he wasn’t bad-looking either but I will not say which one.
Jemima was also very pleased she had gotten Izzy’s whip to crack on the first try. She is super sweet and speaks perfect French (as I think does Kevin, or he does an amazing job of pretending) so if you’re wondering if someone tweeting is really Jemima you can always test her French.
I’ll be back on set in September and I am looking forward to seeing my Shadowhunters again as well as Simon and Magnus. It is a lovely weird experience having dinner with what feels like your own characters. Not many people get to have it so I feel very lucky and I am glad I brought my phone because it was like bringing a piece of you all with me.