NextMovie headed to the Toronto, Ontario set of “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” to chat with Cassandra Clare, Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Zegers and Jemima West.
They posted an article about the 9 things they learned during their set visit.
Check it all out here.
Below is an excerpt:
1. Costumes matter
In case you haven’t already noticed, those Brooklyn demon-slayers wear some pretty rad threads. And apparently, all that leather and lace definitely lent favor to these actors getting to fierce mode.
“I love leather, and there’s a s**tload,” Jamie Bower told us of his gnarly wardrobing. Also beneficial? “The tattoos, I love tattoos … hell, it makes him look badass.”
For Jemima West, whose character is celebrated in the series for her sartorial selections (in the costume design room, Isabelle’s ironically delicate white frock with a thick black waistband stood out among the rest), she found the “avant-garde” work of costume designer Gersha Phillips to be of “massive, massive influence” for her mindset. “The second I put my leather on and really high boots, I feel like I’m someone else … I’m definitely Isabelle when I’m in those heels.”
This proved especially true for Lily Collins as the boho chic-to-buxom Clary Fray. “What I love about this is that you do this normal Clary, you know, kind of hippie chic artsy girl, wearing boyfriend jeans … going into this tube top of a dress and then into the Shadowhunter leather gear.”
The switcheroo was so dramatic, in fact, that she was a little off put at first garb glimpse. “When I first saw the outfits on the rack, I thought they were Isabelle’s and then they were like ‘No, no, actually these are yours.’ And so I love it. It’s really fun to be able to have this other persona of Clary brought out in the clothes … it’s very edge and very sexy and very much how it should be in that fantasy world.”