Prior to the announcement that Jamie Campbell Bower would be taking on the role of Shadowhunter Jace Wayland in The Mortal Instruments, there was a lot of speculation as to who would land the role.
One of the actors that was rumored to have read for the part was The Nine Lives of Chloe King star Benjamin Stone, who quickly became a fan-favorite after this tweet.
Stone chatted with We Love Soaps to talk about his show Nine Lives, as well as future acting gigs, and he revealed that he would have loved to be a part of The Mortal Instruments:
Could you picture yourself in a type of live action role in the future? If so, what character would it be?
Benjamin Stone: You know, I definitely could. They’re filming a lot of young adult fantasy novel-type films now. One of the ones I could have seen myself doing but they had already cast it, was Jace Wayland in The Mortal Instruments. It was funny, because again reading that was actually like when I read Nine Lives. It had very familiar characters in it as well and I immediately felt really good about it. It didn’t work out in the end, but that would have been a great opportunity.