What else can fans expect from “City of Ashes?” Well, Sigourney Weaver is joining the series as the Inquisitor. Describing the previously-announced casting, Clare says the character is “This badass, scary lady” that fans can expect to enjoy. Although she’s sworn to secrecy about any other details for the adaptation, Clare says there’s a massive battle on the deck of a warship capping the second story that she’s excited to see onscreen.
Clare describes the experience of seeing “City of Bones” on an editing bay in a L.A. studio for the first time as “bizarre”: “Even though in the movie they’re very different from the way they are in the books, there were moments where I sort of jumped because a certain prop or a certain thing was as I imagined it in my head.”
And what about that kiss? You know, the one that happens just before Clary and Jace learn that they might have accidentally pulled a Luke and Leia? “You have this relationship built up between the two characters, then you have this revelation at the end of the story… and it’s slightly more clarified in the movie that [the romance] is possible.”
Not everything was perfect with that first viewing: Clare says she had some “small” notes such as realizing that the character of Isabelle (Jemima West) went the entire movie without being named. But overall, she was happy with the adaptation by first-time screenwriter Jessica Postigo and director Harald Zwart.
"It was a lot of continuity stuff - I asked them to cut out things that contradicted later books in the series," but there was one thing the author wishes could have made it into the movie: "In the books, the motorcycles can fly, and they didn’t want to do flying motorcycles. We went back and forth on whether we should imply they can fly [laughs]."
oh we are so fucked
I don’t know why every Irish character I ever write is evil. It’s just my way I guess. My way of DISRESPECTING MY HOMELAND.
How lovely is Jordan Gavaris, and how jealous am I Cassie got to talk to him? (Answers: very lovely, deeply jealous.) It is lovely that he liked the True Love and also the Family Relationships! It was super fun to write avec Cassie a not-so-heteronormative take on a very heteronormative (and yet I love ‘em) genre—rom-coms. We tried to bring the rom and the com!
Jordan Gavaris definitely brought both.
But WHEN will my oppression of the Irish end…?
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