Where to even begin? It’s been an awfully long and exhausting day…
Well, to start, I had only gotten about two hours of sleep last night because I was way too excited to go downtown and see the set. So I woke up around 6:45am, even though we had planned to leave for downtown at 9am, and got all my stuff ready. Comfortable shoes, my charged camera and cellphone, a GPS, my City of Bones paperback, and I was ready to go.
We left for downtown having absolutely no idea where the set could possibly be. We had been googling possible locations, constantly checking twitter, and tweeting to other TMI fans that were heading for downtown Toronto as well. Once we got downtown and had no idea where we were heading, as ridiculous as it sounds, we decided to check the ‘Java Joe’s’ cafe’s that they have around downtown. We all knew that the ‘Java Jones’ sign was put up by the crew but we literally couldn’t think of anything else to do, so we checked out three different Java Joe’s cafe’s and none of the areas looked like the pictures we had seen on tumblr and twitter. All the while we had been tweeting back and forth with @TMI_Source and thank god, they let us know and we were so thankful because we probably wouldn’t have found the set without them.
Around 11am: So we parked our car and walked up the street for a while, and finally we see the set! There were pylons everywhere indicating where we could and couldn’t stand. We stood on the other side of the street and watched as the camera crew basically lounged for a little while. A few other TMI fans were standing there as well. There were so many screens put up that our view was blocked a lot of the time. But the Java Jones looked so cool from the outside! The door to the cafe kept opening and closing, so naturally, we had panic attacks every single time. A few times we’d see Robert Sheehan walk outside, then Lily Collins followed by Jamie Campbell Bower. Our views of them were only glimpses though because of all the screens! Usually whenever Jamie came outside he was wearing some black jacket with a hood that shielded his face.
After a couple hours of not seeing much, and even more TMI fans showing up, we see Robert lounging against the door to Java Jones. He was just standing there and talking to people, and so we got into his view on the sidewalk and waved at him and he waved back at us! My knees just about turned to jelly. He’s so sweet. I can’t. Anyways, they called lunch break, and we were sort of fed up that we had been there for hours and decided to move onto their side of the street. So instead of standing across the street from the set, we were closer and to the left of it. At one point we were getting too close to the set and the crew workers made us move back.
Robert was talking to the crew while Jamie and Lily were filming inside the cafe. We kept waving at Robert and he continued to smile and wave back at us. My cousin, @Angelasaleh, held her book up for Robert to see and waved him over. He shrugged in an apologetic way and looked at his publicist. We took the hint – they didn’t want him coming over to talk to us. For a while we just watched as Lily, Robert and Jamie continued to walk back and forth from the tents to the set.
Finally Robert goes to pick up a drink, a can of Coke, and my heart stopped because he was COMING TOWARDS US. I didn’t even have time to react, oh my god. I was so shocked. I just fumbled for my camera and book. I honestly cannot get over how kind Robbie was. He was greeting everyone, smiling, he answered some questions, and signed lots of people’s books. (Including ours) One girl asked him- “Do you like to have sex with fruits?” I didn’t really get it, and it was kind of awkward but he said, “Yeah, who doesn’t?” And he laughed. His laugh is musical. My cousin told him she loved him in Misfits and he was like “Wow! That’s so weird to hear from someone on this side of the world.” And then I wanted to run and hug him but one of the crew workers came and was trying to get him to leave but he continued to sign people’s books and talk to us. I was so happy to really see what people meant when they said he was so nice and enthusiastic. I didn’t expect a celebrity to be so kind to fangirls like us. And I’m also glad that he’s playing my favourite character. I got him on video talking to us, then I tried to get him to give a shoutout to tumblr but he was basically being pulled away by his publicist or ~whoever that man was.
After that, Robert, Lily and Jamie all had to continue filming again. Lily gave us a wave! It was Jamie that always had his face hidden from the camera and never really paid attention to the group of girls goggling after his every move. In one scene outside the cafe, Jamie was standing there, and we all waved at us andfinally he waved back! They disappeared into Java Jones for a while. My cousins and I unfortunately weren’t able to stay long after that. We waited for a bit to see if maybe they would come out again soon but it didn’t seem likely. We left around two o’clock. We were sort of disappointed we hadn’t gotten to meet Lily or Jamie, but then again we’re probably going to go downtown again to visit the set next week since it’s so close We’ll just have to find the new set locations. Overall, freaking amazing day.
For pictures from our experience today you can visit our tumblrs: ladycatwoman and theperksofbeingamity.
Freaking Amazing indeed!
So my friend and I got to Toronto later than expected and we also did something really stupid like getting off at Union. So we walked for about over an hour to get to the set but we made it! <3 Met some fellow TMI fans <3 and I met the lovely @ Shadowhunting. Nothing really happened for a while …
We saw ROBERT SHEEHAN first and he looks so adorable in his geeky glasses! Once in a while we saw Lily and Jamie walking around. Jamie has his hood on most of the time probably because of the runes and such on him. Unfortunately we couldn’t get a picture or an autograph from him but it’s understandable. About an hour later Robert waved at us as he passed by. Then decided to come over to the crazy girls staring at him walk up and down the street lol <3 He was super sweet and HOT… he also signed my book! YAY ME ! After that he went back to work and it was a lot of waiting and snapping pics and Lily and Robert waving.
Around 2:00 pm Jamie was done for the day and he jumped into a car and drove off the set. My friend and decided to leave and grab a bite to eat. When we got back, about 15 mins later the Cast and Crew went for an hour break. A crew member said “Ladies, we are breaking for lunch for about an hour. I think you guy should rest and do the same.” So we took another break and had an Iced Cap <3 YUM!
We went back to set and about 2 hours later the publicist went and called Robert over again!! No Irish accent though =( He signed some stuff and we took pictures of him. Not even 20 mins later Miss LILY COLLINS comes by!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She was super sweet and gorgeous! I was one of the last people in the circle around Lily to get an autograph. Lily’s face when it’s my turn O.O! I drew a picture of her to get signed and she was REALLY liked it! “Wow! Did you draw this?! You drew this!? It’s AMAZING! <3” I was so happy !!!!!!! I have a picture of Lily’s O.O face and pointing at my drawing! LOL! The publicist and another lady with red curly hair ( I feel so bad I don’t know what she does! ) Were right next to me and gave me a compliment on it as well! The curly haired woman took a picture of Lily signing my drawing with her fancy set camera <3 She also asked me if I was giving the drawing to Lily, I told her no. She said I should do some more and give them to the cast. <3
Overall a FANTASIC DAY! Everyone was really nice and the crew didn’t kick us off which was great! Hopefully I can go back tomorrow if I find the new set =)
Wow. Hollywood encounter with the publicist!! Well played fangirl!! PS. If you are reading this: SEND US YOUR ART!! I would LUV to post it!!! *crossesfingers*
The whole way down to Toronto (I live about 45 min away) my mom was laughing at me because I was so excited and nervous so I was just sitting there smiling like an idiot, lol. So I arrived on the set around 1pm, and there was already a group of girls there. I was a bit flustered when I was walking by the set because I was so overwhelmed, so I didn’t even notice that there was either Lily or her stunt double standing literally two feet away on the street, but I’m pretty sure it was her stunt double. Robbie was hanging around a black tent, the change room/makeup/hair one from my guess, and he seemed really relaxed. He waved a few times and everyone would giggle and wave back when he did, lol. After a while, he came and signed autographs! I got my book signed, yayy! People were asking questions and he was answering and laughing, I was near the back so I didn’t quite hear everything, unfortunately. Jamie and Lily were in the café while this was going on, but I don’t think they were filming, just practicing and such probably since we were allowed to talk.
Later, Lily and Jamie came out but Jamie was of course hiding they stayed there for a bit but then they headed back to the café and Jamie wasn’t wearing his jacket, finally! I got a picture of some runes on his arms! Then they went back in the café, but Lily wasn’t wearing her jean jacket, so she was in a white tee and a plaid vest on, jeans and her hair down. Robert was wearing jeans and a black t-shirt. And of course, Jamie was in all black. They filmed for a bit and when they came back around to the tent, Lily was in her coat again, but not for long because they did a costume change! And Robert of course has to be a tease and change his shirt right where we can see him! But he was so quick that none of us had enough time to get a picture! So he ends up wearing a red t-shirt with a plaid long sleeve and Lily wears jeans again with a loose striped t-shirt and her hair done up. But we were all sad because Jamie left in a van. He was still desperate to stay hidden by the looks of it; he sat all the way in the back, with his hood on and slouching down. So they start filming again, there’s some extras that were going in and out of the café and such. Then a trailer which looks like one for an actor pulls up and parks right on Queen St. They moved all the NYC taxis for it. I was keeping my eye on it but I didn’t see anyone go in or out and it didn’t have a name on it.
After some more filming, Robbie and Lily come out. Robert is right at the edge of the sidewalk and one of the workers pulls up his shirt to take his mic I believe because right after, everyone went on break for about an hour and a half. I walked down Gwynne Ave and there were 4 large rental trucks with some equipment in them. I’m not sure, I’m hoping someone can confirm this, but the subdivision kind of looked like the one where they were filming Clary’s house, was this the spot? If you know, please share! J I got back about an hour after the break started and nothing went on for a bit. Then they filmed more Clary/Simon scenes. Then Robert, being the sweetheart he is, comes back and signs more autographs! I asked the lady who was with him (who I’m told is a publicist) if Lily was going to be signing autographs, and she said no because she signed a lot the day before. But what do you know, not even ten minutes later, Lily comes over! She was so nice! She was asking everyone their names and even got to sign an amazing portrait some drew of her! She was amazed by it.
And that’s where my day ended sadly. I had a long trip back but the 3 blisters and 2 sore feet later, it was all worth it. I’m hoping to return another day to fill up my page with autographs!
Hey Shadowhunter Fans! TMI Set Day 3 was incredible and I came home smiling the whole way at how perfect of a day it was for me personally. And let me tell you A LOT happened, so be prepared to read an essay of information. Another thing before I recap is that this was a group experience for me because I went with my sister, cousin and 2 friends. So, in essence, this day wouldn’t have been the same without the people who were with me .
I received information from a police officer yesterday that they’d be filming in the same spot for the interior scenes. I arrived at around 11:50 a.m. at the same Java Jones Café location with my cousin and a fellow shadowhunter friend I made yesterday on set (we became so close we planned to come again today). There were a few fans already waiting on the roadside opposite the set. One of them was even Sandra @shadowhunting! (Exciting stuff) We were told not to cross the road to their side or pass this one pylon so the first half hour or so was pretty uneventful since the TMI crews were all inside shooting. We kind of broke the rules slightly to walk up and down the street to get a better view inside since a lot of blocked off by reflectors. We managed to see Clary fray’s signature red hair sitting down at one of the tables through the window! So that just confirmed that they weren’t on break as we first assumed! We walked back to where the other fans were and had a little conversation with one of the crew members there (little did we know WHO she was…). And then the first of many sightings of Robert Sheehan happened! We saw that he was wearing the same beige coat from yesterday’s shoot so they were definitely picking up from where they left off. We saw glimmers of Jamie and lily but what we were really waiting for was this: Robert pausing at the doorway entrance, squinting through the sunlight to see us all waving at him and him waving back! Let the squealing begin (since it was most of first times being acknowledged). The shooting took longer than expected. Made sense since one time during rolling, the reflector was knocked down by the wind!
After a little while longer ALL THREE actors leave the café and head around the corner. Like we were going to let a few pylons stop us from following. The pack of us crossed the street and now stood at the corner of the shop; just a few meters away. And Robert waved at us again! Might I add with a pearly white smile? Them enter a tent and Rob was at its mouth in clear view of us. One of the fan motioned for him to come (according to my cousin) and he mouthed “I can’t.” However, moments later, he crossed the narrow road! We thought he was approaching us but goes off to the side for a drink. Disappointing. Wait….he was totally playing us because he starts walking over! I hear one fan in front of me saying “OMG. IS HECOMING OVER? IS HE” and I just straight out laughed when he replies, “I’m coommmiiinggg!“ He is so natural with the fans! I told him that the we all love the glasses (which he was wearing) and he replied, something along the lines of, “Unfortunately they impair my vision quite a bit.” He was so charming. There were quite a few Misfits fanatics and a girl asked him “Would you have sex with fruit?” I just DIED of laughter. He replied, “Who wouldn’t.” I’m questioning who wouldn’t love this guy’s sense of humor.
Soon after that he had to head back to continue shooting and the three actors entered and exited the little tent as the day went by. Both Lily and Jamie waved a couple of times as they walked by. Jamie continued having his hood over his head and did this cute little spirit finger wave near his face. LOL. He left early on. By now it was nearly 2:30 and let me tell you, the wait to get glimpses of our beloved characters coming to life is enduring the pang of hunger. Some shadowhunters had to leave and this was when Robert walked by after shooting. My cousin and I had no shame in waving as much as I can to get his attention and he mimicked my crazy wave dance! It was so unbelievably cute, even if I did just embarrass myself. Sigh. Then my sister and her friend showed up just in time for Robert to wave at us a third time saying “hey ladies.” *Swoon* He is so friendly!
A lot of the Extras came out of the café and we noticed one, who was I have to say very good looking, with tats all along his arms and drum sticks in his hands. Could he be Matt from the band? Or was it Kirk? I wasn’t sure but we totally eye-stalked (if that’s even a word) him to the convenience store across the street. We had a quick chat with Robert’s Publicist and the set went for lunch. Thank god, because it was 3:00 p.m.
But no, me and my friends couldn’t stay away and as Robert’s and Lily’s cars drove off we went to the next block and saw directions to the lunch area. So being the creepers we are we sat on some stairs to a nearby church near the lunch area. And although we didn’t see Robert (which was explained later in our day), we saw Drummer Dude! My cousin just calls him out asking him if he was the drummer in Simon’s Band. He yells back, “Uh, whose band? Sorry I didn’t read the books. I don’t read. But clearly you do.” How funny is that? My cousin: “Can we still take pictures with you?”
He replies: “I’m not famous, even if I am in a band.” But he eventually let us. We totally flattered him. We tell him our names and he was totally caught him off guard when we asked him his. “It’s Jake, just Jake.” So my cousin won’t have a last name to put on after she marries him but whatever, it’s better than drummer dude. During lunch we also talked with the costume director about her crazy stories about fans on set and howmuch she enjoying having fans out on the sets. She was so nice, just like everyone on set!
When we head back to the set an hour later at around 4:40 and by now only a few fans remained. Then we spotted Chris Ratz exit the café with Robert! They looked like they really enjoyed each other’s company and appeared like they have been friends forever; just like Simon and Eric! We then even talked to one of the assistant Directors and some extras that were recently in the café. The A.D. was really curious about the book has only heard of it because of his baby sister. A lot of Extras had no idea of what they were being filmed in either!
And then just when we thought the day could not possibly get any better Robert and his Publicist make a second appearance. I managed to ask him more questions like if he read any of the books. He said he did read CoB but needs to start the others soon. I told him he’ll be surprised where Simon’s character goes in the next one and how much he grows. He replied with a thank you for the heads up and how much he hopes that it doesn’t come to a fist fight with Jace over her. My cousin also asked him if he would do his Irish accent, but he replied with an “err, I’m not really allowed to do that. I’ve forgotten my roots while I’m Simon” (Since he needs to stay in character, and CAN he pull off an American accent! Cassie Clare was so right!)
Right after Lily approached us! We are so lucky because moments before, a crew member wasn’t sure if she’d be allowed again after yesterday. She was so sweet and personalized every one of our autographs. She commented to my friend, “Hey we’re both wearing blue and white stripes today! How cool is that,” and to my sister, friend and me, “You all have really unique names down here.” She.Made. My. Day. Along with another dozen waves from Robert to us, but with the added bonus of Chris/Eric’s acknowledgment of us with his little nods and smiles. And then Jake comes out of no where and starts conversing with Chris and Robert! He IS totally in the band! I caught them even exchanging numbers! My cousin couldn’t stand still and wanted us to walk right through back alley set where they all were! I thought we were all getting kicked out for sure! But nothing happened and as she walked by Chris and Jake said hi. So he remembered us from like 2 hours ago! We also conversed with some extras and a pair of them just talked with Robert also getting his autograph and they explained to us how embarrassed he is of his lopsided hearts because he can’t draw a perfect one. I can say for all of us his real heart is already perfect!
By 7 we were debating weather to go home but an en extra stopped us because they were going to film outside soon! So that totally explained the crew members attaching a hose to the fire hydrant. Just then Jamie RETURNED! We also caught Robert running back to set after a quick snack break with an orange slice in his mouth after using a lot of body language (including jumping in and out if his tent, LOL) to tell an engaging story to Chris and crew members. Jamie seemed to be really focused throughout the day on bringing our sexy hero to life and maybe he stay affray from his fans to keep the vulnerable persona in tack for shooting time! It totally made sense after what I saw next.
They were hosing the road when it was starting to get dark and we all decided to head across the road, homebound. That’s when we saw in a few minutes a crew member nearly hit by car while hosing the road down with water (to look damp I guess) and Jamie in his shadowhunter gear looking into the Java Jones among a crowd of extras. So cool and to make things even better! The lighting inside was lit really bright so we saw Simon directly across that window with 2 coffee cups and clary sitting down in a chair! It had of been the scene in Chapter 3: Shadowhunter, when Jace comes back to see her! So awesome! Unfortunately we couldn’t stay much longer but a pleasant surprise before we left, was the crew member we saw at the beginning of the day. Turns out she is the Set location Manager and she let us know that she is not going to be here tomorrow, which in turn probably means they might do some indoor set shooting. Then she spotted my sister’s iphone 4S case cover and said she totally loved that green color and offered to trade her fuchsia pink one for it! So we made the trade and left the set for the day. It was an unforgettable day to say the LEAST!