Jemima West is the lastest actor to join The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones cast. The 24-year-old will portray Isabelle Lightwood; a tough and tenacious demon killer who is described as tall and gorgeous with long, inky black hair
This is what Clare had to say about Jemima.
Jemima West. She’s beautiful (like whoa) and really talented. You can see her as Vittoria on The Borgias right now. And before anyone freaks out that she is blonde, she’ll be dying her hair for the role. She had a lot of Izzy’s toughness and directness in her audition. I like her.In addition to that, Clare had the chance to watch Jemima’s audition and was impressed.
Really good! She did a scene with Clary, but she also did the scene where she talks about Alec being gay — “I love my brother, I’d do anything for him, but I can’t help him with this” and was lovely and passionate. I was like, That’s damn right, you love your brother! He’s a good guy! She convinced me.Clare also addressed some character trait concerns, including hair color and contact.
She will surely dye her hair. Contacts probably, but some people/actors can’t wear them (Daniel Radcliffe never could, that’s why Harry always had blue-green eyes, allergies I think) so I cannot make promises about stuff that is basically “the costume department’s decision down the road in connection with the actor’s physical limitations.” I am assured they will do everything they can to make the actors fit the physical descriptions in the book, where appropriate.What do you think of the Isabelle Lightwood? (: