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26 de enero de 2016

Exclusive Interview with Katherine McNamara: Part One

Kat McNamara as "Clary Fray" (Photo courtesy of Freeform)BYOU Magazine’s “Kat’s Korner” columnist actress Katherine McNamara recently launched a new show, starring as Clary Fray in Freeform’s new television series Shadowhunters, based on the bestselling popular young adult book series, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare.

Shadowhunters follows Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara), who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is, but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters – human-angel hybrids who work to make the world a better place by hunting down demons. Thrown into this world after her mother is kidnapped, Clary must rely on the mysterious Jace and his fellow Shadowhunters, Isabelle and Alec, to navigate this new dark world. With her best friend Simon in tow, Clary looks for answers that could help her find her mother.

We recently had a chance to get the scoop from Katherine about her new role when BYOU Magazine’s publisher/editor-in-chief Debra Gano chatted with her. Below you’ll find Part One of our exclusive interview with Katherine McNamara – and look for Part Two coming soon!

Debra: Hi Kat! Can you please share with us how you came to play the role of “Clary Fray”?

KATHERINE: I was sent the script of Shadowhunters almost a year ago and I was so excited to have the chance to audition. I had known about the book series and I was a huge fan of Lily Collins [who played Clary Fray in the Shadowhunters movie]. I auditioned a bunch of times and then I got to the screen test, which was the first time I met Alberto [who plays Simon] and Emeraude [who plays Isabelle] when they were in the room. And then I got to the “chemistry” test where I screen-tested with Dom [who plays Jace], which was such a relief because Dom and I had already been friends for a year. When you’re doing a relationship on screen that has such chemistry and so much emotion in it, it helps when you know the person. You’re already comfortable with them and have trust in them, so you can play and have fun, and really explore the scene. After that, I had a screen test with Alberto, who I sort of knew now, and he and I hit it off immediately.

I didn’t hear anything for about a week and remember seeing on Shadowhunter’s Twitter that they were going to announce the actress who was playing Clary in two hours and I still hadn’t heard anything. I knew it was between me and another girl, so I thought, “Oh well, it must not be me. I guess they went another way.” Then all of a sudden, I get a call from my team saying, “Hold on, they haven’t said anything to anyone yet. Hang tight!” And, of course, then I’m going bonkers from seeing all the buzz on Twitter about it, so I went to the gym to get myself together and not think about it for two hours. Ten minutes before they’re about to announce it on Twitter, I get the call saying, “Congratulations, you will be playing the role of Clary Fray—just wait, your phone is about to explode!” Between all of the phone calls and text messages, tweets, Instagrams, everything that was happening all at once, my phone literally quit working for a few hours! I couldn’t call anybody, I couldn’t text anybody, I just had to sit there and process. I have to say those ten minutes felt longer than the two hours simply because I was speechless and so honored and excited and floored that I was going to be playing this role. But then it hit me: the whole Shadowhunters fandom was about to find out, and I had no idea how they were going to react. I was thinking, “Are they going to be OK with this choice? Are they going to like me? Are they going to accept me as their Clary Fray?” Because that could be disastrous if they didn’t!

Kat McNamara Quote-2 Debra: I wondered if you had felt any nervousness or intimidation about playing the role of the main character of such a popular book series with such loyal (and opinionated) fans.

KATHERINE: At first I did because I realized from the buzz on Twitter the enormity of the fandom; how fierce and opinionated they are, and I was just hoping they were happy with this choice. When you read a book you have such an attachment to these characters because your imagination adds so much to it, especially a series with a lot of young characters who are growing up themselves and you’re growing up while you’re reading these books. You look up to these characters and they become your heroes and you have such a personal relationship with the characters. So, when we’re tasked with bring this to life it’s very exciting, but it’s also a huge responsibility. It’s something I don’t take lightly and I never will. My whole goal is to do justice to the story and to pay homage to these characters that so many people have such an attachment to. I am so honored and excited to be playing a role like this and sharing this with the fans, and so happy that the fandom welcomed me with open arms, as they did the rest of the cast.

Debra: That’s awesome! But there will always be those negative comments, like saying the show is not like the book, etc. – how do you handle those?

KATHERINE: You really just have to let it roll off your back. What we’ve been trying to let the fans know, especially fans who have such an attachment to these books, is that yes, we are staying true to the spirit of books and to the characters, but there are an infinite number of versions of this story. Because we know we can’t please everyone, we’re trying to create our own interpretation and perspective of this story—meet in the middle and hopefully make as many people as possible happy.

Debra: During the Shadowhunters premiere, I saw you posted on Twitter that “Dark, broken people are my favorite to play. So different from me!” I agree; you are anything BUT dark or broken! Can you share more about that?

KATHERINE: I love being an actor and playing characters that challenge me – to be in situations that are a challenge, because nobody really becomes an actor to play it safe and just play happy, light things all the time. Actors are the people who go to dark places; we’re the people who experience those emotions that nobody wants to experience. And by experiencing and sharing those dark, scary places with our audience, it shows that it’s OK to feel like that sometimes. It’s OK to have moments, to be scared, or have doubts. But what’s important is that you come out of those moments and move on; pick yourself back up, start again, and carry on.

Clary does this in the first episode, and she continues to do so throughout the season. Everything she knows and what she loves, everything she thought she could count on, is taken away from her and she’s left with literally rubble. She has to pick herself up, and trust these strangers and find her own way in this new and terrifying dark world. It’s a metaphor for growing up in a sense—you’ve had all these illusions of what life is like as a kid and as you grow up you realize that world isn’t always a happy place. But it’s how you handle it and how you tackle it. You can make the world a better place or you make your perspective better simply on how you handle situations.

13 de enero de 2016


Kat mcnamara shawdowhunters

The Shadowhunters television series is premiered yesterday and Kat McNamara is going to show us how fierce she is as she plays the role of Clary. Until then, she is showing off her true beauty posing as a real-life mermaid! She posted this picture of herself and looks totally stunning.

She wrote, "Just relaxing in my natural state on this rainy afternoon... ;) for @projectmermaids #saveourbeach."

Ahhh, amazing and of course, we love that she is modeling in this environment for a great cause! Go, Kat!

12 de enero de 2016

“Disney TV News” — Katherine McNamara Is Excited For the Release of 'Shadowhunters'!

Katherine McNamara plays Clary in the Freeform network show Shadowhunters, which premieres tonight! And, it seems the actress is super excited for the show to finally make its debut!

Katherine posted a stunning picture of herself on Instagram with the caption: "Happy @freeform launch and @Shadowhunterstv premiere day! It's also #KissaGingerDay so... ߒˮ"

Una foto publicada por Katherine McNamara (@kitkatsmeow) el

We are sending her lots of love and luck on the night of the show's premiere! And, while you anxiously wait for it to be time to see the show, check out some awesome pictures of the Shadowhunters cast, then and now!

28 de febrero de 2014

Photo: Kat McNamara, Laura Marano And Parker Mack Filming At Night February 27, 2014

kat mcnamara laura marano parker mack feb 27 2014 1 Photo: Kat McNamara, Laura Marano And Parker Mack Filming At Night February 27, 2014

Kat McNamara was with her “A Sort Of Homecomeing” co-stars Laura Marano and Parker Mack along with Producer Marcus Lyle Brown on Thursday night. Miss Kat mentioned that they were filming last night: Night shoots with these lovely thespians… @lauramarano @parkerkmack @marcuslylebrown @ASortofHC #ASortofHomecoming icon smile Photo: Kat McNamara, Laura Marano And Parker Mack Filming At Night February 27, 2014

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Parker posted this pic and said: Just hanging out late at night with @Kat_McNamara @marcuslylebrown @lauramarano #ASortofHomecoming So great!

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