The cast of Freeform’s Shadowhunters was a big draw at the 2016 WonderCon held for the first time in downtown Los Angeles. Series stars Katherine McNamara (Clary Fray), Dominic Sherwood (Jace Wayland), Alberto Rosende (Simon), Emeraude Toubia (Isabelle Lightwood), Matthew Daddario (Alec Lightwood), Isaiah Mustafa (Luke Garroway), and Harry Shum Jr. (Magnus Bane) participated in a lively Q&A with fans and also took part in roundtable interviews to discuss the popular series which has earned a season two renewal. Shadowhunters is based on Cassandra Clare’s bestselling The Mortal Instruments and in our interview with Alberto Rosende and Emeraude Toubia, they talked about meeting with the author and how they’ve approached the roles of Simon and Isabelle.
I really do love these two. As, I said yesterday, Isabelle is my favorite, but I do have a special place in my heart for Simon too. I think my favorite part of this interview was how they were allowed to be latino (especially Isabelle) but it didn’t it this big huge thing. It was just part of who she was, not all of who she was.
The most troubling thing about this interview, was both of them talking about Cassandra Clare. I know that the show is a precarious position with trying to balance with the book fans and the show fans, but I wish someone officially attached to the show actually address Clare’s backstabbing. It’s all just big smiles, and praise, and it drives me crazy because I want someone to call her the hell out. I mean even, Alberto was talking about how he pre-ordered ‘Lady Midnight’.