Books into Movies: The Mortal Instruments (Casting - Simon)

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The leads are being cast for The Mortal Instruments, and today we learned that Simon will be played by Robert Sheehan. The Irish actor is from the British show Misfits, which is incredibly funny (mostly because of Sheehan's character).

Robert Sheehan
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I'm a huge fan of Sheehan in Misfits. I think he is an incredible actor and I would suggest watching the show (which I think is currently on HULU). However, I'm not sure he's how I pictured Simon. But I hope to fall in love with his portrayal of Simon. And besides, Cassie Clare seems to love him!

Here's what Cassie Clare says about the casting choice!
The Reasons were that the actors up for Simon had to test with Jamie and Lily in Toronto to see how the chemistry worked. When I talked to Jamie and Lily yesterday it was about who we thought was the absolute best, the most Simon-y Simon, and fortunately we all agreed.
He’s totally cute and adorable and HILARIOUS, and his chemistry with Lily and Jamie is off the charts. I’ve wanted him for Simon for ages so I am pretty much totally and entirely happy.

Valentine's Shadowhunters, Pangborn and Blackwell, were also cast this week! The rest of the cast includes Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, and Jemima West. 

What do you think? Surprised by the choice?  Have you read the books? Will you be seeing the movie? Thoughts below!


  1. Gah! I really need to start this series so I know who the heck these characters are. Haha.

    1. I just started the series, so you're not too far behind if you start! It's pretty good :)

    2. Yay!! I don't feel so left behind now. Lol. I've been meaning to but I've been waiting till I can afford the boxset. I figured in the long run, pre-assuming I'll love it, it'll be cheaper.

  2. As he plays Nathan in Misfits, I think Sheehan is REALLY good. Their characters are quite alike in the way they act- sarcastic with a sense of humor. And also whipped.

    Anyway, I never in a million years would have suspected that he might be cast, but I am happy with the choice now. Very happy. :D

    1. I agree, he is amazing in misfits!! I really thought they were going to cast Logan Lerman for some reason, lol :) I'm happy with the choice though!

  3. His eyes! *A*
    I need to start on the TMI series too..

  4. I think he's a pretty good Simon. :D