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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, JustJared.com 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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# 2

Hot, but SOOOOOO not Alec …. #sad …

# 3

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

# 4

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

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

# 6

lol at all these nobodies in this flop movie.

# 7

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

# 8

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

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

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.

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

tinamarie @ 07/26/2012 at 3:35 pm

@Kirsten:
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.

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.

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

this movie is going to be a flop.

shadowhunters italia @ 07/26/2012 at 5:21 pm

SORRY, but what is your source?

I imagined him more broody and mysterious

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

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.

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.

@dino:

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

Julia Lane @ 07/27/2012 at 1:37 am

@jackie:

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

he’s old :)

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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