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Kevin Zegers: Alec in 'Mortal Instruments' (Exclusive)

Kevin Zegers: Alec in 'Mortal Instruments' (Exclusive)

Kevin Zegers has booked a leading role in the highly anticipated film The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, can exclusively reveal!

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is based on the first book in the best-selling series by Cassandra Clare. The story follows Clary Fray (Lily Collins), a seemingly ordinary teenage girl, who finds out the truths about her past and bloodline after her mom is attacked and taken from their home in New York City by a demon. Her entire life is changed on her quest to get her mom back.

Kevin, 27, will play Alec Lightwood, the gay brother of Isabelle (Jemima West). He is in love with Jace (Jamie Campbell Bower) and dislikes Clary because Jace is in love with her and not him. The film is scheduled to be released on August 23, 2013.

Kevin most recently starred in the ABC mini-series Titanic: Blood and Steel. He has had a recurring role on Gossip Girl and also starred in the films Transamerica and The Jane Austen Book Club.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Kevin Zegers playing Alec in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones?

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55 Responses to “Kevin Zegers: Alec in 'Mortal Instruments' (Exclusive)”

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  1. 1
    Haber Says:

    He is so hot

  2. 2
    Ro Says:

    Hot, but SOOOOOO not Alec …. #sad …

  3. 3
    milena Says:

    I do not know who he is, but very beautiful! XD

  4. 4
    Kirsten Says:

    OMG I cant believe it!!! I can see a good ALEC on him!! I hope SOO! I wanna know who’s playing LUKE and VALENTINE!! I picture JOSH LUCAS as LUKE!!!! IDK

  5. 5
    Rachel Says:

    ahhh yes this makes me so happy, he is one of my favorite actors, he can actually act. Yay I can’t wait (:

  6. 6
    LOL Says:

    lol at all these nobodies in this flop movie.

  7. 7
    anon Says:

    I thought Cassie said the actor was dark-haired and British??

  8. 8
    jackie Says:

    He is not in love with Jace…. he views jace as a brother… which is very evident in all of the books where they refer to Jace as his brother

  9. 9
    Leslie Says:

    OMG!! I’m soo happy, he’s very very HOT. I see Alec on him xD I hope Cassandra Clare say YES now xD

  10. 10
    yass Says:

    He’s is not in love with Jace!! You should read the books before saying something about it, because now there’s a bunch of people who’re going to think that and it’s all wrong.
    That said, although Kevin is hot, I just can’t picture him as Alec, is not the kind of acotr I had in mind for him.

  11. 11
    junior Says:

    he is not alec. is hot, but is not alec. just sad.

  12. 12
    tinamarie Says:

    I love Josh Lucas but I never thought of him as Luke. That would be awesome. I always pictured the guy from Gilmore Girls (Luke). Lol. As for Valentine, I’ve always pictured him as Liam Neeson.

  13. 13
    Courtney Says:

    What do I think? I think, at the moment, this isn’t true. Not until the author of the books herself confirms it. How did you even come to this conclusion? I don’t see anything in here showing how you found this out. Did he tell you that himself? Sorry if I sound snippy. He is gorgeous and I wouldn’t have a problem with him being Alec at all…I just want Cassie to confirm or deny it.

  14. 14
    janel Says:

    yeah he’s a good actor but he is way too old to play alec

  15. 15
    . Says:

    this movie is going to be a flop.

  16. 16
    shadowhunters italia Says:

    SORRY, but what is your source?

  17. 17
    Sam Says:

    I imagined him more broody and mysterious

  18. 18
    YUi Says:

    No. Just no.

  19. 19
    Buzz Says:

    he’s so short, idk if he fits the role

  20. 20
    dino Says:

    Is this for real? coz even Cassandra Clare herself hasn’t announced the actor for Alec yet except that he’s a well-known BRITISH actor & Kevin is Canadian. But if it’s true he really will play Alec, I guess I won’t have any complain except that he LOOKS a bit too old to play a 17 year old. I mean yeah the other actors/actresses for TMI main characters aren’t exactly teenagers either but I think they can pull off looking like teenagers.

  21. 21
    Amy Says:

    I’m holding out on my opinion until I see a legitimate source. I believe he’s too old, but I can’t approve or complain until I know the actuality of this news.

    Other than that, people need to realize that in City of Bones, Alec originally was jealous of Clary because of Jace’s attention towards her. He hadn’t come out yet and only knew his feelings for Jace since he had never been close with any other male his age – he believed he was in love because he knew nothing else. In *later* books, then he sees Jace as just his brother with no other feelings.

  22. 22
    Amy Says:


    Cassie stated that the front-runner is hot and British – but they couldn’t announce him because he might have scheduling conflicts. For all we know, our British hottie had to turn down the role… we’ll see what Cassie says

  23. 23
    Julia Lane Says:


    He is said several times throughout the books to be in love with Jace. I suggest you re-read them more carefully.

  24. 24
    esra Says:

    he’s old :)

  25. 25
    Chelsea Says:

    So glad that everyone cast in this movie ACTUALLY makes sense. Not a single person I’m bummed about. And I’m also glad that it’s not going to be Ed Westwick as originally rumored.

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