Books into Movies: The Mortal Instruments (Kevin Zegers confirmed as Alec)

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Last week it was rumored that Kevin Zegers was being cast as Alec, and recently Cassie Clare and producers have confirmed this fact! In addition, Aidan Turner has been cast as Luke Garroway, Clary's father figure. Read more for details! 

Image Credit: Bauer Griffin
"One of the things I really liked about Kevin was that one of Alec’s audition scenes was the scene where Alec shouts at Clary in City of Bones and tells her she endangered Jace’s life. And a lot of the actors who auditioned played it yelling and really mean so you just thought, boy, Alec. What a jerk that guy is. Kevin played it with a quiet sort of intensity that grew through the scene so you could see through the cracks of the anger and think: wow, this guy is really scared and vulnerable. Because that is the Alec people love."

Cassandra Clare approves! Which is awesome. Apparently Kevin Zegers was the first choice to play Alec, but he had scheduling conflicts, but things got reworked and he got cast!

Kevin Zegers is one of my all time favorite actors. I've seen many of his movies. I really think that there is one worry - many of the commenters on the other post mentioned this too - his age. He's 27, which is fine, but he may look old compared to the other cast. Especially in the above picture (he looks his age). Hopefully they can bring out his youthful side so he can play Alec.

Aiden Turner, best known for the British TV series Being Human, has been cast as Luke. He's exactly how I pictured Luke, and I honestly can't think of a better actor!

Lastly, a smaller role, Madame Dorothea (Clary's neighbor) has been cast. CCH Pounder will play the part. 

The Mortal Instruments also has a movie page! It's pretty awesome, and has all the pictures of the cast so far. Be sure to check that out!

What do you think? Did you picture Alec like Kevin Zegers? What about the casting for Luke? Thoughts below!


  1. Ahhhh I love Kevin Zegers!!!! Not exactly how I pictured Alec, but...I'll take it! :D