29 March 2016

WonderCon Videos: Access Hollywood, Wikia, KSiteTV, RickeyTV

Below are interviews Matt did at WonderCon for Access Hollywood, Wikia, and KSiteTV. I also included a short clip of Matt and Harry taking a photo with RickeyTV where Matt looks absolutely adorable <3

29 March 2016

Matthew Daddario Previews Alec’s ‘Stressful’ Wedding, Discusses the Odds of a ‘Malec’ Kiss

TVLine – The event Shadowhunters fans have been waiting for dreading is finally here — but will Alec really swap vows with Lydia on Tuesday’s episode (Freeform, 9/8c), or will Magnus’ presence be enough to cut the ceremony short?

“I think that everyone is speculating too much,” Matthew Daddario tells TVLine of Magnus and Alec’s big will-they-won’t-they episode, which is literally titled “Malec.” Daddario adds, “I think [fans] should be very careful with their hopes and dreams because, very quickly, everything you love and want can shatter. I would not get too many hopes up, but I guarantee that things will be… emotional.”

Below, Daddario previews his character’s dramatic nuptials, discusses the process of bringing “Malec” to life and explains why screaming is actually a great workout.

TVLINE | I’m not crazy, I know you’re acting, but did this kind of feel like a real wedding?
It’s funny that you say that, because there’s a moment when you’re up there saying your “I do”s, and the guy’s asking for X, Y and Z — and you’re thinking to yourself, “Man, this is a little real.” That’s a stressful moment in someone’s life, getting married. Even in mimic, there’s a psychological effect.

TVLINE | Whoa, there’d better not be any “I do”s.
[Laughs] I don’t really remember what happens. It was a long time ago.

TVLINE | I feel like Magnus and Alec have become the fan-favorite ‘ship, even more so than Clary and Jace. What’s been most important for you in your portrayal of this couple?
Whenever you have something that matters to a large number of people, especially when it’s on a very personal level, you have to make sure your interpretation of it matches at least certain parts of theirs. It’s not about you. You have to do something to honor these characters and their relationship. We were very focused on keeping things honest and making it seem real. The struggle is real, their feelings are real. We worked with the writers constantly to make sure everything went smoothly.

TVLINE | I also appreciate that the show can explore their relationship more fully than the books.
Yeah, Alec isn’t really a main character — well, he is, but you don’t get his point of view all that often in the first few books — so the show taking those little moments and turning them into meaningful character development is very much appreciated. I find [those scenes] to be very enjoyable. It gives you a lot of room to play, which is nice. All actors enjoy playing.

TVLINE | At this point, do you think Alec is lying to himself about his feelings for Malec? Or does he genuinely not know what he’s feeling?
That’s an interesting question. What’s the difference, really, between lying to yourself and being confused? I think confusion would require that he feels some sort of sexual attraction to women as well. That hasn’t been made clear; he hasn’t shown any emotional attachment to anyone other than male characters. So I think he’s lying to himself and pushing people away — that’s certainly how I played it. If anyone else tries to force him to experience those emotions, he pushes back very hard.

TVLINE | For what it’s worth, I’m never sure what’s going on in Alec’s head.
[Laughs] I sort of wondered as I was doing it, “Is this too much? It’s TV, so I can’t be hiding everything without the character seeming emotionally dead.” There are times I wonder, “Oh, maybe I should have given a little more there.”

TVLINE | Speaking of giving more, how long did it take you to recover from that screaming scene in the alternate universe episode? I got tired just watching that.
That’s nice of you to say, hopefully there was some effect from that. They had me screaming all different kinds of ways that day. We did it over and over and over, but they only used like two seconds. They had to make a choice: What scream did they want to use? So you’re lying there screaming for 35 minutes, and by the time you’re done, you’ve had your workout; screaming is a great workout, so tell your friends. … I was definitely drained emotionally.

28 March 2016

Matt & Harry Interview with Seat42F

27 March 2016

Matt & Harry Interview with ShowbizJunkies

26 March 2016

Le Noir Auteur WonderCon 2016

26 March 2016

WonderCon 2016: Shadowhunters Panel

16 January 2016

Interview with Access Hollywood

Matthew Daddario Talks Weapons Training Skills for “Shadowhunters” Role
Actor Matthew Daddario stops by the YH Studio to scoop us on his role in the Freeform fantasy series “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Intruments”, including his rigorous workout regime and archery training in preparation for the show. He also reveals what superpower he’d love to have in real life, plus he comes clean about his backgammon skills and shows off another hidden talent!

09 January 2016

“Shadowhunters” Cast Fill Out Characters’ Dating Profile

21 December 2015

OTF – One Talent

09 December 2015

The ‘Shadowhunters’ Stars Reveal Why You Can’t Miss This ‘Dark’ and ‘Sexy’ New Show

EW.COM – “You’re Clary freakin’ Fray, you can do anything!”

It’s time to welcome another kickass leading lady to the small screen in the upcoming ABC Family (soon to be renamed Freeform) drama, Shadowhunters.

Based on the best-selling book series, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, Shadowhunters will take fans on an action-packed ride filled with drama, demons and plenty of “sexy” moments — and only ETonline has the exclusive scoop straight from the cast!

“The Shadowhunters story is about Clary Fray being sucked into the Shadowhunter’s world,” Dominic Sherwood, who plays Jace, shares in our video above. “The tagline is all the legends are true so everything you ever grew up hearing about, the fairy tales, they all exist in this world.”

Katherine McNamara, who stars as the hybrid heroine Clary, promises that fans are in for a treat when “demons, vampires, werewolves, seelies, warlocks, and any other manner of creature” are introduced to the audience through Clary’s eyes.

“On her 18th birthday, things start to happen and [Clary] starts to see all these weird things, and having all these weird flashes of memories,” the 20-year-old actress reveals. “She discovers that she is in fact a Shadowhunter, which is a half angel, half human hybrid.”

So what exactly must Shadowhunters do? “Their sole purpose in the world is to protect the humans — or the mundanes — from the rest of the shadow-world,” McNamara explains.

Press play on our first look video above to get even more Shadowhunters scoop from stars Matthew Daddario, and Harry Shum Jr.!

The series premiere of Shadowhunters debuts Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Freeform.

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