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March 22, 2018  judy No comments interviews, kat mcnamara

HollywoodLife chatted EXCLUSIVELY with Katherine McNamara about how Clary and Jace will be dealing with what happened and how they’re going to handle the unexpected effects of Jace being resurrected. The actress revealed Clary’s perspective on the world has changed forever, and there’s “definitely a maturity” we haven’t seen before. Oh, and Lilith? Katherine said we should all be very worried. “She’s out to make us pay,” Katherine teased. Check out our full Q&A below:

In the premiere, we start to see the effects of Clary bringing Jace back from the dead. Is she going to learn what’s going on with him early on? Or will he keep what he’s experiencing from her?
Katherine McNamara: It’s sort of a slow burn, if you will. Jace ultimately wants to protect Clary from what’s going on because he sees the guilt that she feels after what happened. Ultimately, in trying to bring him back, she was trying to save his life and to undo this tragedy that happened, but not realizing in doing so there would be so many aftereffects and Jace would struggle so much. She sees Jace as this wonderful, amazing, angelic warrior, and to see him broken in a sense is really heartbreaking. To know that it’s because of something she did, it’s a really deadly blow for her emotionally. Jace knows this, and as much as he can, he’s going to try and protect her from it. Jace is a very self-sufficient character as well and doesn’t like to ask for help, so that’s also part of it. He’s going to try and fight it as much as he can and keep from her, but ultimately, they’re going to have to rely on each other because they’re in this together and they don’t have anyone else. They both know that nothing stays secret in the Shadow World for long, so someone’s going to find out and they’re going to suffer those consequences together. So if they don’t stand by each other, they have no one. As much as they want to tell Alec and as much as Clary wants to turn to someone, she knows that she can’t because that would make them culpable. She can’t stand to hurt anyone else that she loves.

Jace started to have these horrific hallucinations in the premiere. Are we going to see more aftereffects?
Katherine McNamara: Yes, so this season delves into those aftereffects, what they really mean, what’s the cause of them, how much they really effect Jace and his relationship with Clary, and what they have to do to deal with them in the long run. It becomes a huge obstacle, not only for them as characters, but also for their relationship. Because if you think about it, this is the first time that the two of them have had a chance to give their relationship the life they always wanted to give it, and they have this chance to finally be together and to love each other the way they’ve always wanted, and yet there’s something else that gets in the way. But occasionally you do have moments to see them as a couple and sort of behave in that way when the world isn’t ending. We do see those flashes of romance, which is beautiful, but most of the time they’re just trying to sort this out. It’s interesting what it does for Clary because she can’t turn to anyone. It gives her an opportunity to really take some initiative,trust her instincts, trust everything that she’s learned about the Shadow World, take action of her own accord, and try to figure this out for herself and really atone for everything that she’s caused in this world.

This is a lot for anyone to handle. Could this pressure eventually send Clary down a dark path or will see a stronger, more determined version of her?
Katherine McNamara: There’s definitely a maturity to her this season. That was sort of my goal with Clary moving forward into season 3 because she has been through so much. If you think about the timeline of the show, it’s only been a few months since found out about the Shadow World. But to be thrown into this new world, to have her best friend go through his own transformation, to losing her mother, to having to kill her father, and then lose the love of her life and bring him back, it’s a lot of very weighty things that have happened to her. She’s sort of gone from this little girl who sees this world with wide-eyed wonder to now seeing it as this cold-blooded world that is very deadly and has no forgiveness. She knows the value of the people that she loves, and she knows the nature of the consequences that are possible. She moves foward with that perspective, and it’s definitely changes the way she thinks about things and the thought she puts into things before she takes action.

In the episode, Alec is suspicious about what happened with Clary and Jacy. What can you say about Clary and Alec’s relationship in season 3?
Katherine McNamara: This is sort of the unfortunate thing about Clary and Alec’s relationship. It started off as tempestuous, and right when they started to work as a team and finally got on the same page and Alec accepted her as one of the Shadowhutners and started giving her responsibilities as a team member, this whole thing happens. He’s beginning to doubt whether he can trust Clary and it puts a block in their friendship. It’s really unfortunate because I feel like the two of them want the same thing. They both love Jace so much, but ultimately she can’t lie to him very well because he knows Jace better than Jace knows himself. They’re parabatai. They feel everything the same. So of course he’s going to be able to tell that someone’s wrong with Jace. He knows that Clary was the only other person at that lake, so he knows Clary’s hiding something. As much as Clary wants to tell him, she knows that if she does he’s also culpable. There’s absolutely no way she could live with hurting Alec and Jace. She won’t let anyone else be brought into this because she knows when it goes down, it’s going to come down hard.

Clary surprised Lilith in the premiere with her power. Does Clary have a target on her back now?
Katherine McNamara: I think Clary has had a target on her back with Lilith from the beginning. Jace in particular, but Clary as well. The two of them were responsible for hurting the closest thing that Lilith has to a child, which is Clary’s brother. Moving forward in that, she’s out for blood and out for vengeance. She’s out to make us pay. If there’s a villain to be afraid of in the Shadow World, it’s Lilith. She’s literally the mother of all demons. She’s the queen of hell. She’s got power beyond what anyone can imagine. Forgiveness and mercy are not high on her priority list.

Should fans be worried about Lilith?
Katherine McNamara: Fans should be very worried about her. Everyone should be worried about her. I’m worried about her.

What about Simon and Clary throughout the rest of season 3? Will their storyline stay separate or will something inevitably bring them together?
Katherine McNamara: This is kind of the challenge for both of their characters this season. Clary is so engrossed in trying to help Jace and dealing with all of that, and Simon is so engrossed in dealing with aftereffects of the deal he made with the Seelie Queen, they’re sort of stranded and separated from each other for a good bit. Until they can find a way back to each other, neither one really has anyone to turn to or anyone to lean on.


March 21, 2018  judy No comments gallery update, screencaps

SHADOWHUNTERS > SEASON 03 > SCREENCAPS > 3×01 – On Infernal Ground

March 21, 2018  judy No comments episode promos

Shadowhunters is finally back for its third season, and the mother of all evil is headed Clary’s (Katherine McNamara) way.

The events of the Season 2 finale left several balls up in the air, one of which was the arrival of Lillith (Anna Hopkins), brought out of her hell dimension Edom by Jonathan (Will Tudor). Covered in what looks to be black blood, Lillith is definitely the most horrifying villain we’ve seen the Shadowhunters face this far.

She won’t be the only problem Clary and the gang have to contend with though. Clary’s wish from the angel to resurrect Jace (Dominic Sherwood) after he was killed by Valentine (Alan Van Sprang) will have both supernatural and political consequences in Season 3, and there’s also that matter of the Seelie Queen (Lola Flanery) shoring up her allies in the Downworld to deal with.

It sounds like The Clave will have its hands full this season, so we called up Katherine McNamara to find out which problems will be a priority for Clary when Season 3 premieres.

Where do we pick up in Season ? How much time has passed?
Katherine McNamara: There’s been a couple of days I think, but not much time has passed since… we’ve seen Valentine’s death on the beach and Jace’s death and resurrection, if you will. And now Clary is receiving her Angelic rune and officially becoming part of the Shadow World, and diving head on into this life that she was once thrown into.

Where’s Clary’s head at after killing her own father and using the Shadowhunters’ one wish to bring Jace back to life? Those are two really huge things to happen in her life.
McNamara: It’s very true. A lot has happened to Clary. And from the beginning of the series, it’s only been a few months if you want to think about timelines. So to go through all this, to be thrown into a new world, discover that you have these powers, lose your mother, your best friend becomes a vampire, you find and lose a brother, kill your own father, the love of your life dies and comes back to life, it’s a lot. It’s a lot to go through… She’s gone from this little girl who looked at the Shadow World with a sense of wonder and magic to a woman who sees the world for what it is, which is a cold-cutting, dark, deadly world that has consequences for any seemingly harmless action. And she understands that now, and she understands that she has a responsibility to atone for everything that she’s caused up until this point, and to fix any problem that’s still occurring because of her.

Clary’s finally, officially joining the Shadowhunter ranks, but she’s doing so under terrible circumstances. She’s hiding this huge secret from The Clave that she used their one wish. How long can she keep that up?
McNamara: You know, things only stay secret in the Shadow World for so long, and when there’s one wish that’s a failsafe for all Shadowhunters for all time and it gets used to bring your boyfriend back to life, there are some pretty dire consequences coming, let me put it that way. But what it does for Clary is it binds her and Jace together in the sense that they know that when the consequences come, it’s going to be the two of them that are held responsible, and they have to be there for each other, and they have to be completely on the same page. But also, Clary feels the responsibility for what Jace is going through because she knows something’s wrong with Jace. As much as he tries to hide it from her and put on a brave face, she knows that there’s something going on, and she knows that she’s responsible.

Like you mentioned, Jace is suffering some serious side effects from the wish. How does that impact Clary’s relationship with him?
McNamara: She’s always seen Jace as this powerful, angelic warrior, and he’s come back from this broken. And she feels responsible for breaking that powerful spirit that is in him, and what it does is because she can’t turn to anyone without making them culpable, is it inspires this wonderful initiative in her to really take matters into her own hands and to handle things in a way that she will finally take responsibility, and she will finally forge her own way into the Shadow World and really take action in a real way.

It seems like this might be a major obstacle for them?
McNamara: It’s true. There’s a huge block in their relationship at the moment, unfortunately. This is the first time that the two of them have had a chance to really let their relationship grow… and for them to love each other the way they’ve always wanted to. So moving forward, yes, you do see a few moments of light romance and a few times where they can actually behave as a couple without dealing with the world ending around them. But it does put a damper on things because they feel the weight of this secret and they feel the responsibility, and Jace too is struggling with these hallucinations that he’s having that are rather violent, if you will.

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Alec (Matthew Daddario) is obviously very suspicious because he felt that Parabatai bond disappear. How’s he going to feel knowing Clary and Jace are hiding something from him?
McNamara: It’s kind of an unfortunate situation. More than kind of an unfortunate situation. Alec has not trusted Clary for so long, being the new one coming in, and she’s really had to prove herself to him. And finally, he’s starting to accept her as a Shadowhunter, and they’ve really started to become friends, and he started to give her responsibilities and see her as part of the team, but now there’s this secret, and it’s really putting an obstacle in their way. Alec being Jace’s Parabatai of course knows there’s something going on, even if he doesn’t know what it is, he knows. And Clary was the only other person on that beach, so obviously she’s the one with the answers, and she can’t lie to him very well because she sees how much it’s hurting him and she sees how painful it is for him to know that his Parabatai is struggling and not know how to help him. Ultimately, she’s stuck between a rock and a hard place because she can’t tell him. She can’t turn to Alec. She can’t turn to Isabelle because it will make them culpable as well, and she refuses to let anyone else be hurt because of what she did.

We got our first look at Lilith in that trailer, but what can you say about her agenda and what she’s planning?
McNamara: Lilith is probably the most fierce evil that we’ve seen emerge from the shadows here. We’ve seen demons, we’ve seen greater demons, we’ve seen rogue vampires and evil Shadowhunters, but we have yet to see a Queen of Hell. We have yet to see the Mother of all Demons, and she is quite a fearsome foe. And also, Jace and Clary in particular have a huge target on their backs because Lilith — the closest thing Lilith had to a child was Jonathan, and we’re responsible for hurting him. She’s out for vengeance, and to put it lightly, forgiveness and reconciliation are not high on Lilith’s priority list.

Lillith sort of alluded to maybe trying to bring Jonathan back to life. How do you think Clary would react to that if by some miracle he did come back?
McNamara: This is the one dilemma with this relationship. The relationship with her brother is the one that has been left unresolved up until this point, and she will always feel his loss, and she will always feel that hole that’s there because it’s a relationship that never got given a chance… We saw that last season that as soon as she found out that she had a brother, and that Jonathan was alive and that he was out there somewhere, the first thing she wanted to do was find him and help him because to have that chance at finding a blood relative, to have that chance at having a piece of your biological family still alive and still there for you, of course you’re gonna want to push through that … I don’t know, all I can say is that it will always be something that she feels responsible for and feels like was a missed opportunity.


For those of you who need a refresher, Shadowhunters ended its second season with a lot of death (and resurrection). After Valentine killed Jace, Clary returned the favor, killing her father and then asking the Angel to return Jace to the land of the living. The Angel did just that, reuniting Clary with her love. But Jace wasn’t the only person who cheated death. After fans thought they’d seen the last of Jonathan, he opened a portal to hell and brought “mother” — a.k.a. Lilith — into things.

EW talked with star Katherine McNamara about what to expect when season 3 returns.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Does this show just keep getting darker?
KATHERINE MCNAMARA: It really does. But that’s one of the most exciting parts about it because we keep building on what we’ve done so far. We want to get better and darker and scarier and more intense, and somehow it just keeps happening, and it’s wonderful.

When season 3 picks up, are Clary and Jace in a real relationship?
I’m pretty sure from the moment that Jace said “I love you” and then died — that’s kind of the most twisted way to ask someone to be your girlfriend [laughs] — from that moment, they know how they feel about each other. It’s through that dire circumstance that they realize that they can’t be apart, and they literally cannot live without each other. This is the first moment we have to see them have a real relationship and to really love each other the way they’ve always wanted to and to really let that relationship grow, even though there’s this giant secret that’s weighing heavily on both of them. And the after-effects of Jace being resurrected are also coming into play.

How will Clary’s decision to resurrect Jace affect them?
Clary made a rash decision, a decision of passion and adrenaline in the moment. I don’t think Clary will ever regret the decision to bring Jace back to life, but she definitely understands that it might not have been the most responsible choice. That’s going to have a huge effect moving forward because it’s this big secret that she knows she can’t confide in anyone at the Institute because then that makes them culpable. So what it does is it spurs on this initiative in Clary to move forward and take responsibility for her actions and really atone for everything, as well as trust her instincts as a Shadowhunter and do everything she can to help Jace.

Jace and Clary are always busy saving the world, but do we get to see them be a normal couple at all, maybe go on a date?
It’s really lovely because you do see a few brief moments of that. They do find their little pockets of time when the world isn’t ending and someone’s not about to die and they don’t have to rush off to some mission, where you get to see them behave as a couple and you see those awkward moments and the sweet moments and the romantic moments. But ultimately, the Shadow World takes precedence over happy couple time.

Let’s not skip over the fact that Clary killed her father. Are there any emotional or mental side effects from that for her?
Absolutely. Clary’s fighting so hard against being a Morgenstern and against that darkness that she inherited from her father, but ultimately that was the key to defeating him. You saw her snap. You saw her go full Morgenstern, if you will, and take out her father. But moving forward, what that develops into is a maturity in Clary. It’s only been a couple months that she’s been a part of this world and she lost her mother, she found and lost a brother, she found the love of her life and had him die and come back to life, and ultimately she had to kill her father. That changes a person, so whereas once she was this little girl who came into this world with wide-eyed wonder, she’s now a woman who sees this world for what it is, which is a dark, deadly world that has no forgiveness.

On another note, how will Clary react to Simon’s deal with the Seelie Queen?
This is I think one of the biggest tragedies of this season is that Simon and Clary are stranded alone, away from each other, for quite a while. Because Simon has so much to deal with with the deal he made with the Seelie Queen and the effects of that. And Clary is so engrossed in dealing with Jace and trying to help him and figure out what’s wrong with him. They’re left without each other and without anyone to turn to for a long time.

Shadowhunters returns Tuesday, March 20 at 8 p.m. ET on Freeform.


It takes a LOT of work to kick butt on Shadowhunters Katherine McNamara and Dominic Sherwood take us behind-the-scenes of their killer fight scenes!-via Access Hollywood

Clary is embarking on an exciting new journey in Shadowhunters‘ third season, but thanks to all of Jace’s baggage, she won’t be traveling lightly.

TVLine has an exclusive sneak peek of next week’s long-awaited premiere (March 20, 8/7c), in which Clary finally becomes an official Shadowhunter. But as you’ll see in the video above, it isn’t a happy day for everyone.

Jace, for example, is dividing his time between mourning his parents — you know, the ones he didn’t know about until way after their deaths — and drowning in guilt over Clary’s decision to resurrect him in the Season 2 finale.

“If the Clave ever found out what we did, they’d lock you in the Guard for the rest of your life,” Jace tells Clary in our sneak peek. “No one can know.”


March 11, 2018  judy No comments dominic sherwood, kat mcnamara, other

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