Incidentally, I just started reading The Mortal Instrument series (I’m almost done with the first book, City of Bones) and I was really excited to discover they are making the book series into movies. I have really been enjoying the book; it’s just the right blend of mythology, adventure, romance and characters you really grow to care about. Anyone read it? What are your thoughts? For the last few days, since the I discovered they are making the books into movies, I have been plagued with casting thoughts. Who would make the best Jace? (someone blonde obviously) What about Isabelle? Simon? Here are my thoughts…I’d love to hear yours!
Strangely enough for Isabelle I pictured Kate Bosworth. With dark hair. She is just so tiny and has that fairy queen porcelain skin look to her. She’s ethereal in a way that I think captures Isabelle. Like the dark hair Kate sported in 21, only long and not a bob.
Simon is the tortured best friend harboring the unrequited love. He screamed Adam Brody to me, all gangly limps, and quirky witticisms. But I’m thinking Adam Brody circa the Seth Cohen/OC days.
For Luke (and I’m not sure if this is because the name Luke immediately made me think of Luke from Gilmore Girls) I pictured Scott Patterson. I thought he was rugged and had that laid back “sort of kind of dad figure but not actually a dad” vibe that I got from Luke. Plus, I think he makes a believable part Wolf.
Every time I saw Hodge in my mind I immediately thought of that guy from NCIS. And I don’t even watch NCIS. It’s the tweed. I’ve watched enough NCIS tv spots to pick up on the large amount of tweed this guy wears. He is SO Hodge in my mind.
Look! He’s even wearing TWEED in the first picture I found of him!
Curiously, the two characters I’m having the hardest time mentally casting are Jace and Clary. Give me a few days. Or send me some suggestions.