Lily Collins to play Clary Fray
Before I start, I just want to say that I have nothing at all against Lily. I loved her in The Blind Side & Abduction. However, I'm still very, very worried about this one. I'm trying to be open minded about it, but I just can't see her as Clary. I don't know if she can pull off the red hair. I know people questioned Jennifer Lawrence at first when she was cast as Katniss in the Hunger Games, but then when they showed photos of her with brown hair, everyone was thrilled. I hope that's how it will be with Lily. I really hope they dye her hair red that will look realistic. I really think they should have cast someone who actually has red hair, but maybe she has a lot of talent as Clary. (I certainly hope so.) I also hope that I think "Oh, that's Clary" when I see her on screen and not "Oh, that's Lily Collins". We'll just have to see what happens.
Jamie Campbell Bower to play Jace Wayland
WARING!: HUGE City of Fallen Angels/City of Lost Souls Spoiler in this paragraph
When I first saw the trailer for City of Lost Souls, I automatically thought of Jamie Campbell Bower as Sebastian because the guy who played Sebastian in the trailer looked so much like Jamie. Then, like the next day, I found out that Jamie was cast as Jace and was horrified. I never thought of Jamie as an attractive guy, and Jace is supposed to be drop dead gorgeous and really, really hot. So, of course, I was disappointed. However, as days pasted, and I saw more recent photos of him, I realized that even though he is not how I pictured Jace & I don't think he's too attractive, I think he can pull it off really well as long as he has the acting skills. I actually look forward to seeing the first photos of him as Jace to see how he will look in the film.
Jemima West to play Isabelle Lightwood
I think Jemima looks perfect for the role of Isabelle! If she has talent, then I will have no complaints!
Godfay Gao to play Magnus Bane
I'm not surprised an Asian was cast to play Magnus. I pictured Magnus as an Asian because it said he was an Asian! Lots of people were surprised that Cassandra wanted an Asian to play Magnus, but they obviously didn't remember when Magnus was first introduced in City of Bones saying that Magnus was part Asian. I think Godfay will do great as Magnus!
Kevin Zegers to play Alec Lightwood
Not sure what to think of Kevin as Alec. Not how I pictured him, but I think he can pull it off if they dye his hair black. I like how his eyes are blue like Alec's are.
Jared Harris to play Hodge Starkweather
As soon as I saw that Jared was playing Hodge I knew he would make a great Hodge. He looks perfect for the part! I am sure he will do the part justice.
Robert Sheehan to play Simon Lewis
No. No way. Sorry. I always thought Simon was supposed to be nerdy. Like with short hair and glasses. Not with an Afro. Maybe the producers can make Robert look like a nerd. We'll see. Hopefully my opinion will change once the movie comes out.
Lena Headey to play Jocelyn Fray
I don't know what to think. I think that she may be able to pull off the red hair. Hopefully. I'll just have to wait to see her in character before I make any more judgments.
Aidan Turner to play Luke Garroway
Warning!: Minor Spoiler in this paragraph from City of Fallen Angels
I hate saying this, but this is the biggest mistake the casting director made. I mean, seriously? The guy is 29 years old. Luke is supposed to be Clary's future step-father. Clary is 15, almost 16. It would be horrible if a 29 year old had a 15 year old daugher. Just saying. I don't mean to be rude. I'm sure Aidan is a great actor, but he is just way, way too young to play a father-like figure of Clary's. Sorry.
CCH Pounder to play Madame Dorothea
Yes! Yes! Yes! She's absolutely perfect for the part! I can totally see her playing Mme. Dorothea. As soon as I saw that she was playing her, I was pleased. I have no doubts she will make a great Dorothea.
Stephen Hart to play Brother Jeremiah
Not exactly how I imaged him, but I think he'll do well. He definitely has the creepy vibe to him. Can't wait to see him actually in character. Now, that will be creepy.
Valentine & Raphael still haven't been cast yet. I look forward to seeing who will be playing each of them. What are your thoughts so far on the cast? I would like to know what you think! Feel free to comment!