So...I honestly just don't understand this one. How can the character described as the most beautiful guy in the world be played by Jamie Campbell Bower. He is, no offense to him, not very attractive. However, if you have read the rest of my blog, you may know that in my opinion, Alex Pettyfer is one of the most gorgeous actors. Ever. It doesn't make sense that he isn't Jace!
While I was reading the Mortal Instrument books, I always picture Simon as Logan Lerman, for some reason. He was absolutely adorable in Percy Jackson. He could be the perfect best friend-who-is-constantly-in-the-friend-zone. However...he wasn't cast. At first, I was disappointed in the casting of Robert Sheehan, but I have slowly start to come around after watching some of his interviews. :)
Alec was a tough one for me to cast with Amber, because I never really fully connected with his character, to be honest. Amber was very good at coming up with her ideal Alec, and I completely agreed with her that Douglas Booth was our guy. Although, I am not too upset by the official casting... He's obviously not who I would pick, but I think Kevin Zegers will be able to pull of being Alec.
I know a lot of people saw the crazy, glitter-covered warlock portrayed by Adam Lambert. However, I always picture his old-but-young, quirky personality as Darren Criss from Glee. He is such a cute, bubbly guy who can play almost anything, I believe. I also think he background of theatre would be great for the theatrical role of Magnus. Anyway....Darren wasn't cast. Instead, Magnus will be played by Godfrey Gao. I honestly don't know how I feel about him yet, as I have never seen him act!