You probably had no idea you had room in your heart for another gorgeous vampire best friend/crush after Edward Cullen. Unless of course you’ve read Cassandra Clare‘s Mortal Instruments series, in which case you are already half in love with Simon Lewis, the adorable undead Brooklyn nerdlinger who’s besties with protagonist Clary Fray. Fortunately, as of today you have a face to put on those semi-embarrassing fantasies, as Clare has just announced that actor Robert Sheehan has been cast in the film version of the first tome City of Bones, alongside Lily Collins‘ Clary and Jamie Campbell Bower‘s Jace Wayland. Oh…and did we mention Simon also plays the bass? We know. It’s, like, ridiculous.
“So remember when I said we wouldn’t have a Simon till July for Reasons?,” the author posted on her Tumblr today. “The Reasons were that the actors up for Simon had to test with Jamie and Lily in Toronto to see how the chemistry worked. When I talked to Jamie and Lily yesterday it was about who we thought was the absolute best, the most Simon-y Simon, and fortunately we all agreed.” Brits and anyone who likes good things probably already know Sheehan as Nathan from Misfits. “He’s totally cute and adorable and HILARIOUS, and his chemistry with Lily and Jamie is off the charts,” adds Clare. “I’ve wanted him for Simon for ages so I am pretty much totally and entirely happy.” So are we. We needed some fresh inspiration for all those supernatural daydreams we have. And this fan fiction isn’t going to write itself! Except in the stories we write about fan fiction!
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