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November 22, 2017  judy No comments dominic sherwood, interviews, photoshoots

Inspired by the time he spent in Kenya as a teenager, the Brit wants to open self-sustaining villages in developing countries. “Essentially a small town encapsulating schools, housing and medical care if it’s needed,” Sherwood explains. “That’s something I’ve been working on with an engineer friend of mine for the last couple months to try and put it into place. Before I die I’d like that to be set up with a view to it continuing on.”

During the first two seasons of the fantasy series, the cast would lighten the mood with on-set pranks. “But we avoid pranks nowadays because the fear of reprisal is so significant,” Daddario says. “Each of us is ready to go nuclear with the counter-prank. It’s like a nuclear stalemate.” The cast’s top offender? Sherwood. “Dom loves to scare Kat [McNamara]. And it’s really funny because she falls for it every single time,” Shum Jr. reveals. “Although Isaiah did get Dom once and literally scared him to death. It was hilarious and we caught it on tape.” Now to unwind, Sherwood says, “We go out on the weekends and spend time with each other, completely unrelated to the show.”

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October 18, 2017  judy No comments interviews, kat mcnamara

August 15, 2017  judy No comments interviews, kat mcnamara

If you thought Jonathan’s death was going to be the big cliffhanger of Shadowhunters‘ second season, you could not have been more wrong. Not only is Jonathan still alive, but he has summoned some sort of demon he calls “mother.” Oh, and then there’s the little fact that Valentine killed Jace, which sent Clary into a rage spiral and resulted in Clary killing Valentine and using his “one wish” with the angel to resurrect the man she loves. (Yes, they love each other again — or at least according to that kiss they do.)

EW spoke with star Katherine McNamara about the biggest moments of the finale, starting with Jace’s death and that moment being the very thing that spurred Clary to kill Valentine. “Clary losing Jace was a breaking point for her,” McNamara says. “It’s the last thing that Valentine can take from her and it’s the one thing that she was holding onto. That is the final straw for Clary and you see it, you see her break. You see Clary for the first time quit caring about her own life and you see her go into almost a blind rage.”

That blind rage is what leads Clary to kill Valentine by stabbing him repeatedly, something McNamara reveals was exaggerated when they edited the episode. “I didn’t actually stab him that many times consecutively on the day, but I’m glad they edited it the way they did because it really drives home the point that she’s made her choice, she has taken that step, she is a Shadowhunter now and she will do what’s right. I think she surprises herself even in that moment, the brutality that she shows toward Valentine, but it’s such a great step for her character because finally, we get to see that fire and that warrior within her.”

McNamara points out the irony that it’s the Morgenstern within her that is the very thing that ultimately kills Valentine. “It’s that fierceness and that feral nature that Valentine and Jonathan both have that comes out of her for the first time, and I think it even scares Valentine a little bit,” she says.

But Clary isn’t the only person who made a big decision in the finale. The show’s final minutes revealed that Simon did, in fact, make a deal with the Seelie Queen, and it’s one that, odds are, Clary’s not going to like. “Here’s the thing: The Seelies are very good at hiding things, so it kind of leaves an open door to see what’s going to happen, what they want with Simon,” she says. “The Seelie Queen is very good at collecting powerful beings and Simon is one of those powerful beings and so moving forward, we’ll see what happens. But honestly, Clary has a bone to pick with the Seelie Queen. This child or woman or whatever form she takes is the one person in the Shadow World that Clary cannot give the benefit of the doubt to, and I have a feeling — or at least I hope in the future — that there will be a confrontation between the two.”

Unrelated to the action happening in the Shadow World, the finale was also a big moment in McNamara’s personal life when her first original single played over the party scene at the bar. “It’s called ‘Ember’ and it’s one that I wrote a while ago, but it’s really special to me and I’m glad it found its way into the show,” she says. “I wrote it right after we shot season 1 and it’s partially inspired by the characters but also by some things that happened in my life — we all have moments in life when we doubt who we are because of someone or something that’s happened to us, but despite all of that, there’s a little ember of hope that always is within each one of us — there’s a spark in the ashes that’s ready to reignite at any moment and that moment is what the song is about. I thought that was so perfectly placed in the finale that I was so grateful that they included it.”

SOURCE:EW

August 14, 2017  judy No comments interviews, kat mcnamara

Kat will be doing a #Buildseries interview via livestream today at 1:00 pm ET, you can check it out on the Buildseries app or the site Buildseries.com

 

August 11, 2017  judy No comments interviews, kat mcnamara

Kat talks to TV Guide and reveals a little bit to whats to come……..

Shadowhunters is gearing up for an insane Season 2 finale with the Shadow World and the Downworld on the brink of war. Valentine (Alan Van Sprang) and his children are caught in the middle of the entire debacle.
We never thought we’d see the day when the Downworld would unite with Valentine (or when he’d deign to unite with any of them), but that day has come and it’s going to mean some seriously tough choices for these characters, downworlders and shadowhunters alike.

Here to answer all your burning questions is Katherine McNamara with some great teases about what to expect in Monday’s finale episode.

Can we assume Sebastian/Jonathan (Will Tudor) is actually dead?
Katherine McNamara: Sebastian is one of the most powerful beings in the shadow world, so we never really know what is going on with him. I think it’s safe to say that we should all not relax yet because whether or not Sebastian is alive or dead – or rather Jonathan is alive or dead – there’s still Valentine to deal with. He still has two of the mortal instruments, and he knows where the third is, and he’s on his way. So we have a lot to deal with. And also, there’s the Seelie Queen (Sarah Hyland), who’s having her own sort of side scheme happening as well.

Assuming Clary thinks he’s dead, is she at all conflicted about that?
McNamara: I think Clary will always be conflicted about her brother because she never even got the chance to have him as a part of her life. The person that would have been her brother never really got the chance to even exist because of Jonathan’s demon blood and the experiments and Jonathan’s time in Edom.
The fact that Clary’s lost her mother and Valentine will never truly be the father that she needs – Clary really has no biological family left. Regardless of her resentment towards Jonathan and the fact that he tried to kill her and all of that, it’s still her family. There will always be a scar on her heart from losing them.

How deadly is this alliance between the Seelie Queen and Valentine going to be?
McNamara: It’s pretty deadly. Valentine is the root of all evil in the Shadow World, and then you have the Seelie Queen, who is nefarious in her own right and will go to great lengths to get whatever she wants. On top of that, we all know that the Seelies always align themselves with the winning side — or what they expect to be the winning side. The fact that the Seelies have pushed away from The Clave and have aligned themselves with Valentine is very scary.

Are we going to find out what Valentine whispered to her last week, or is that a mystery for another season?
McNamara: Let me put it this way; a lot of things come to the surface in this finale.
Can you say why the Seelie Queen is so fascinated with Simon (Alberto Rosende)?
McNamara: We really don’t find out what her true plan is, but we know that Simon is kind of an anomaly in the Shadow World in the same way that Jace and Clary are anomalies because of their angel blood and the same way that Jonathan was an anomaly because of his demon blood.
Simon is the only daylighter to exist in hundreds of years. Most vampires thought daylighters were a myth. With that ability that he has comes kind of a power and a danger to the way that things have been established, and the Seelie Queen sees the advantage within that. I feel like the Seelie Queen likes to collect powerful beings, potentially ones that could be a threat to her, potentially ones that she could use as weapons. She’s slowly assembling an army of her own, I think.

In that army are Magnus (Harry Shum Jr.) and Luke (Isaiah Mustafa). What can you tease about how they play into the finale?
McNamara: Well, we’ve seen the unrest in the Downworld from the beginning of Season 2, and things are finally coming to fruition, but it’s forcing leaders like Luke and Magnus and Alec (Matthew Daddario) to make these difficult choices, where they truly have to choose between their heart and their duty to their people.
That’s when it becomes difficult because you have Luke and Magnus, who are downworlders and who have to think about their people, but also Luke is basically Clary’s dad and Simon’s dad and the person who looks out for all of these young folks. And then you have Magnus who is so in love with Alec and wants to be there to support him but can’t because he also has to support his people. It’s these sort of difficult choices that will shape the future of the Downworld.

What does that kiss between Jace (Dominic Sherwood) and Clary mean moving forward?
McNamara: For the first time in basically the entire series, you have Jace and Clary both at a point where they’re willing to explore this relationship and where they’re ready to commit and dive in and see what this connection really is for them. There’s kind of a beauty in that, but also we saw in Episode 19 there’s an immense power in that too. When the two of them combine and allow their emotions to access their angelic abilities, they can literally accomplish the impossible.
Now that they’ve both finally had a kiss that wasn’t induced by the Seelie Queen, they’re both in a place where they can be more open to the possibility of what a relationship could mean for both of them.

Do you think there’s a future there, or are they destined to be kept apart by one thing or another forever?
McNamara: Jace and Clary have had a connection since day one. They’ve had an electricity between them, and they’ve quite literally been drawn to each other. That will never go away. The reason that their connection is so powerful is it goes beyond attraction, it goes beyond anything physical, it goes beyond the hardships that they’ve been through.
It’s truly that the two of them are meant for each other, and if they can overcome these obstacles, they will be able to, hopefully, have their happy ending. But the obstacles are pretty intense, and we’ve got some surprises in the season finale.

What kind of surprises can you tease?
McNamara: One surprise that I don’t think a lot of people know about yet is my first original single is on the soundtrack of the finale and is being released on Monday. I’ve been working on music for a long time, but I haven’t had time to properly commit to it because of the show and everything, but it’s a song that I wrote after Season 1. It’s really special to me. It’s one of the first songs that I wrote that I’ve finally felt was the beginning of who I am as an artist. It just so happens that the subject matter fits into the show, and the musical style fits into the show really well. When the powers that be heard it, they tried to find a place for it. Ultimately they did, and I’m really grateful.

You teased deaths, plural, coming by the end of the season. Does that mean there’s still more deaths to come in the finale?
McNamara: You’ve definitely seen one major death, but we’re still a long way from the finish line. Stay on your toes, grab some tissues, grab the comfort food of your choice. This finale is brutal, you’re going to need it.

SOURCE:TVGUIDE

August 10, 2017  judy No comments interviews, kat mcnamara, photoshoots

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After recovering from a busy weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, “Shadowhunters” actress Katherine McNamara spoke with TheWrap about the upcoming third season of the iconic Freeform fantasy series — and the possibility of a musical episode!

Many “Shadowhunters” fans have expressed their fondness for the idea of hearing McNamara’s character, Clary Fray, sing a tune while slinging her sword. McNamara herself said that showrunners “keep joking about a musical episode.” Also, her co-star, Alberto Rosende, actually did sing in Season 2. Though perhaps likely, McNamara said, “anything is possible.”

Another topic that came up was how “Shadowhunters” found success when the 2013 film, “The Mortal Instruments,” (both based on the book series by Cassandra Clare) fell flat. McNamara believes film was “not the right medium through which to tell this story.”

“There’s so many characters, and there’s so much going on in this story. There just simply isn’t enough time to do so in a film setting,” she said. “With TV, we have the advantage of spending 13 or even 20 hours on something that they [filmmakers] only had an hour and a half or so to do.”

You can watch the full interview with Katherine McNamara above. The Season 2 finale of “Shadowhunters” will air Monday, Aug. 14 on Freeform.

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