Actress Lily Collins will appear on the big screen later this year as the character Clary Fray, in the movie The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Lily has been talking about her role in the movie and what made her decide to accept the role in the film.
Collins told Collider, "I was actually a fan of the series before I was cast. I’ve always loved fantasy books. Even just growing up, I’ve always kind of loved magic and fantasy. Having read the books and being really familiar with Clary, and just kind of admiring her as a character, when Screen Gems originally approached me for it, I had just done Priest. It was kind of some of the same team that was part of that project.
She added, "I was thrilled. I was like a fan, so a fan being cast as a heroine that they admired. Then it took about almost two years for it to actually happen. I think it went through the process of changing hands and new people involved. I think everything happens for a reason because the team we got together for this is so amazing. Everyone has brought something new to the table."
As well as starring Lily Collins, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones also stars Lena Heady, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Aidan Turner and Jamie Campbell Bower. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is directed Harald Zwart, based on the screenplay by I. Marlene King and Jessica Postigo, from the novel by Cassandra Clare and is set to be released on August 23 in the US and the UK.