Interviews

"Directing, of course, but at the same time I would rather see Isaiah direct first and then I’d like to see Harry, if he’s interested, direct." - Matthew Daddario

Anna Hopkins: “Lilith only seeks allies when she needs something.”
Throughout season 3A of Shadowhunters there was mostly one villain keeping the Shadowhunters on their toes: Lilith, Queen of Hell. However, when Asmodeus came to Earth and Magnus went to Edom in season 3B, Lilith found herself facing quite a few threats of her own. At one of last summer’s
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Will Tudor: “It’s a joy to be part of something that has the potential for that kind of legacy.”
Before Shadowhunters introduced Jonathan Morgenstern in his true form in season 3B, Will Tudor got to lay the groundwork for the character in seasons 2B and 3A. At one of last summer’s Shadowhunters conventions we got to sit down with him and talk about Jonathan, what makes him so fascinating
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Alberto Rosende: “I’ll always be learning on set.”
For Alberto Rosende Shadowhunters was his first big project as an actor. However, he quickly made a name for himself by playing Clary Fray’s quirky best friend. In this exclusive interview, Alberto looks back on his time on Shadowhunters and how it shaped him as an actor, and talks about
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Dominic Sherwood: “[Filming the finale] was bittersweet, but also this huge achievement.”
From learning his true identity, to being possessed by Lilith, to losing Clary, saving her and losing her again – Jace Herondale went through a lot in the past three years. And thanks to the show’s open ending the fandom was left with plenty of questions about his story. Last
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Katherine McNamara: “Clary would have gone back to the Shadow World eventually.”
Next up in our interview series with the cast of Shadowhunters is the woman whose character started it all: Katherine McNamara, also known as Shadowhunters’ feisty yet kind-hearted protagonist Clary Fray. In the following interview Katherine talks about the end of Clary’s story, what Clary has in common with her
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Luke Baines: “Letting people down was my worst fear.”
Season 3B of Shadowhunters included not only some surprising twists and turns, but also a new villain: After Will Tudor played Jonathan Morgenstern in seasons 2 and 3A, Luke Baines took over the character to portray Jonathan in his true form – Clary’s dark and conflicted older brother. And even
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Isaiah Mustafa: “It’s easy for Luke to see both sides”
Cop, pack leader, prisoner, eventually Shadowhunter – Luke Garroway went through quite a bit of changes throughout the three seasons of Shadowhunters. But he always remained one thing: a father figure for Clary and one of the few constants in her oh so unpredictable life. This past summer, we got
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Shadowhunters Review 3×16: “Stay With Me”
This week’s episode saw the Queen of Hell returning, lots of emotional moments, and a very special surprise at the end. Here’s our recap of Shadowhunters episode 3×16, “Stay With Me”.                                                     After the events of last week’s episode, we suppose it’s safe to say that the Malec fandom was
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Shadowhunters Debriefs: Interview with Philippe Thibault from Folks VFX
For the second edition of our weekly Shadowhunters Debriefs (a collaboration between ShumDario News and Basic Shadowhunters Stuff) we talked to someone who made the show’s magic happen, literally: Philippe Thibault, VP and VFX Supervisor at Folks VFX, who has been part of the show since the beginning of season
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Matthew Daddario: “Working on a TV show is like a marathon”
Matthew Daddario may have had to hang up Alec Lightwood’s bow and quiver for good, but that doesn’t stop him from still attending Shadowhunters conventions to meet his fans. During last weekend’s Pandemonium Con in London, we once again got the chance to chat with him and talk about acting class,
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Our Crazy Rich Asians Review With Harry Shum Jr. On Representation And Small Victories
This past month, the long-awaited summer blockbuster, Crazy Rich Asians, finally graced our screens. The movie is a romantic comedy – which isn’t particularly interesting since Hollywood is littered with romantic comedies. What made the movie so highly anticipated was the fact that a major studio was throwing its weight
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Matthew Daddario “Ideally, I would make a movie every year till I die on a variety of subjects.”
Matthew Daddario captured the attention of many with his performance as Alec Lightwood in the young adult fantasy TV show, Shadowhunters. Alec is a Shadowhunter who, alongside his siblings, has dedicated his life to protect the mundane world from demons. What could have easily been a completely unrelatable story is
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Nicola Correia-Damude “I’ve been very lucky to play a character that’s developed as much as Maryse has.”
At the second Italian Institute convention this summer, Nicola Correia-Damude took the time to catch up with us! In the interview, we talked about Maryse’s future and what Nicola thinks of the growth her character has gone through so far. Read on to see what she said!     SDN:
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Will Tudor “When [Sebastian’s] pretending to be nice, there is this anger and this burning hatred.”
One thing we love about Shadowhunters is how fleshed out the characters are. Fortunately for us, the writers not only have a knack for writing heroes, but also villains that manage to send a shiver down our spines yet somehow come across as vulnerable at the same time. We sat
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Harry Shum Jr. “We have some of the most supportive and resilient fans.”
In the years that we’ve been SDN, Harry Shum Jr. has managed to elude us, that is, until The Hunters of Shadow Con 2 in Paris this summer. Needless to say, we were extremely excited to be able to speak to him after everything that we’ve put into this account,
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Matthew Daddario “I think that Alec is consistently rebellious.”
During “The Hunters of Shadow 2” convention in Paris last month we got to chat with Matthew Daddario, who plays Alec Lightwood on “Shadowhunters”. His character has been a fan-favorite ever since the very first episode, partly because of the significant character development Alec has gone through. In the following
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Alberto Rosende “You’re going to see him at a point you haven’t seen Simon, ever.”
We had the opportunity to talk to the brilliant and talented Alberto Rosende at The Hunters of Shadow 2 convention. We spoke about what’s coming up for Simon in 3B and what that dramatic and emotional mid-season finale means for Simon going forward. We also managed to chat about Rosende
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Dom Sherwood “The hardest thing Jace went through was almost killing Alec.”
At The Hunters of Shadow 2 convention, we sat down with Dominic Sherwood and talked about Jace’s future following the intense season that he had. Dom also touches on the #SaveShadowhunters campaign that we’ve all been fighting hard in and how he feels about all of it. Read on to
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Katherine McNamara “[The cast] are my family and they always will be.”
We managed to speak to the ever intelligent and lovely Katherine McNamara who touched upon Clary’s growth, how incredible the fandom has been in the fight to #SaveShadowhunters and the relationships that she has in the show with other characters including Alec. We were eager to cover an array of
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Jade Hassouné “[Without his magic] Meliorn would be free.”
It’s been a while since we spoke to the amazingly talented Jade Hassouné and we were eager to catch up with him at the The Hunters of Shadow Con 2 in Paris! Read on as he speaks a little bit about the #SaveShadowhunters campaign and what his dream storyline for
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