Much as we thought Jamie Campbell Bower and Bonnie Wright were an adorable couple before their split last month, we must admit to squeeing with delight when we saw these photos of Jamie with his Mortal Instruments co-star Lily Collins in Toronto yesterday. According to the Daily Mail, the two arrived in town for pre-production meetings for City of Bones, the first movie based on Cassandra Clare‘s gorgeous urban-demon-hunter YA series. And you don’t have to be an expert in body language to read these pics as serious flirt-town. She touches her hair as they chat at an outdoor table. She pats his hand as they walk. He leans into her as he says something funny. They laugh hysterically at each other’s jokes.
What’s amusing about this interaction is how very NOT Jace and Clary they are. The cocky orphaned Shadowhunter and the Brooklyn girl who finds herself tossed into his crazy world when her mother appears to have been kidnapped by demons NEVER relaxed this much together. It’s kind of hard imagining anyone but Simon making Clary laugh like this. But much the same way we love seeing Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson looking sunny and happy and very un-Panem-like when they’re together away from the Hunger Games set, we love the idea of the TMI cast sharing lighthearted moments together. Speaking of “cast,” will someone please tell us who will be playing Simon, Alex and Magnus already?!
Also, here’s another theory about these pics: Lily and Jamie knew they were being photographed and decided to fake this whole flirty thing just for fun. What do you think?
[Photos: Splash News Online]