When it was revealed that Jamie Campbell Bower had been cast in the role of Jace Wayland in the movie adaptation of the young adult novel The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, fans of the books were less than pleased. Now, Jamie has opened up about the negative reaction, saying that it was unfair criticism.
He explained, "I'd be lying if I said the reaction wasn't negative. People have preconceived notions of who the character should be. And then there's someone like me who changes that. (They say) 'He's too ugly' or 'He's not butch enough' or 'He doesn't work out enough'."
However, Jamie states that there was still plenty of time before filming, for him to get into shape for the role, "All this s**t, basically, that means f**k all. Because, you know, I'm a product, effectively. I'm more than happy to change, and put the time and effort in. You know, we weren't shooting for another six months," he added.
As well as starring Jamie Campbell Bower, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones also stars Lily Collins, Lena Headey and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones will open on August 21 in both the US and the UK.