Kat McNamara cast as Clary Fray in ‘Shadowhunters’

I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say that the casting of the main character, Clary Fray, was the most anticipated of all the cast. I assumed they would announce the Shadowhunters‘ Clary last to uphold suspense, but I was wrong. On Wednesday May 6th, she was revealed.


Katherine McNamara

Actress Katherine McNamara (New Year’s Eve 2011 and Tom Sawyer & Hucklberry Finn 2013) poses in various teen fashion trends and beauty looks.

Drum roll please. Clary Fray will be portrayed by Katherine ‘Kat’ McNamara!
While yes, if you browse through recent photos of her (like this one that the official Shadowhunters’ Twitter account posted) you’ll find her with blonde hair, but rest assured- she’s a natural red head (as shown in the photo to the left).

McNamara is not new to acting. Her credits include shows and films like: Girl Vs. Monster and Kickin’ It, and her most recent role was as Harper Munroe in MTV’s Happyland. Unfortunately the show was cancelled, but fortunately for us shadowhunters, we now have the perfect Clary.

In the upcoming ABC Family TV series, on her 18th birthday, Clary Fray discovers that she is in fact a shadowhunter, aka: someone who hunts demons. After her mother is kidnapped, she embraces the shadowhunter part of her to try and find/rescue her mother. With the help of newly acquainted fellow shadowhunters Jace Wayland (Dominic Sherwood) and Isabelle Lightwood (Emeraude Toubia) with mundane-but-still-bestie, Simon Lewis (Alberto Rosende), she’ll stop at nothing but to save her mother.

Similar with the previous casting announcements, Kat McNamara filmed a short video expressing her thanks for all the kind words and her excitement for the show. She’s the cutest! Bonus: A photo of Alberto and Kat’s screen test together (his glasses!) was released. Double cuteness. I can see a friendship forming already.

What do you think of the casting of Kat McNamara? Love her or prefer the movie’s Lily Collins? The second I saw a photo of her, I knew she was Clary. Not to mention, my goodness she’s gorgeous!

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