This December the adventures, drama, and hilarity of Tessa, Will and Jem continue is the highly anticipated sequel to ‘Clockwork Angel,’ ‘Clockwork Prince.’ The second installment in Cassandra Clare’s The Infernal Devices series debuts December 6 but fans got a tease of it from the brilliant book trailer work of Vania Stoyanova, founder and owner of VLC Productions yesterday from the teaser trailer.
In the teaser trailer of ‘Clockwork Prince’ we see Tessa, Will and Jem.
Model and actor Carson Nicely plays Will Herondale in the ‘Clockwork Prince’ teaser trailer. Mortal Instruments fans may recognize him and rightfully so, he played Alec Lightwood in the ‘City of Fallen Angels’ book trailer campaign. (Revisit his ‘City of Fallen Angels’ spotlight here) Allow me to reintroduce you to Carson Nicely, who can talk about playing two different Shadowhunters that don’t only differ in personality but location and time as well.
Have you read ‘Clockwork Angel?’
I have – It was an amazing read. I could barely put it down
Have you read any of ‘Clockwork Prince?’
The only scene I was allowed to read was about a certain balcony scene…Very tempting to read more.
What did you do for your audition?
I was cast by Vania for the role of Will through my pictures and previous exposure.
If you could play any other character in ‘The Infernal Devices’ universe, who would it be and why?
I’m not sure I would want to be anyone else. Will is such a unique character, and it was great to learn more about him by trying to understand his motives.
‘Clockwork Prince,’ as all of Cassandra Clare’s books, has been optioned for film. If it goes to the casting stage, would you audition for the big screen the role you played in this book trailer?
I would love nothing more than to play the role of Will Herondale in a feature length film. If there is the chance, I will jump on it!
Are you like your character? How so?
In some ways I am much like Will, such as the drinking and gambling. However he seems to hate just about everything and has a chip on his shoulder whereas I’m generally a happy and optimistic person!
Of the cast, who is most like their character?
I would say Mandi is most like her character. She’s much like Tessa in appearance and personality, which is quite interesting.
What was your favorite part about the filming?
I love getting into a new character, and trying to understand their motivation. It lets me get away from the normal thoughts of life for a while, and be someone else.
What was your least favorite part about the filming?
It was really hot outside – and I was constantly sweating! I wish it had been 20 degrees cooler.
What did you think about the Victorian era costuming?
I secretly wish I lived in the Victorian time period. They always dressed so well, and the girls wore corsets quite frequently. Seems like a win-win to me.
What advice do you have for someone who wants to get into acting and/or modeling?
Give it your all and try it. I started because I didn’t want to be 60 years old sitting on my couch saying, “What if I had tried”. You’ll never succeed if you don’t try.
How did it feel to be back in the TMI universe?
It’s great! It was an absolute change from last time however. This production was smaller, and felt more intimate. It was great to re-enter the world of TMI.
Which Shadowhunter do you prefer to play, Will or Alec? Why? How did you approach the roles differently?
I absolutely preferred to play Will over Alec. I feel as though I could connect to Will on a personal level than I could with Alec. Will and I have many more overlapping similarities than Alec and I did. They are both great characters though!
You can read more about the release of the ‘Clockwork Prince’ trailer here. And knowing Vania, I’m sure we’re in for some special treats! Stay tuned for details as they are revealed. To learn more about VLC Productions and their work click here. I’ve read the advance readers copy of Cassandra Clare’s ‘Clockwork Prince’ and trust me you want to pre-order this book. It is amazing. Pre-order your copy here. Read my spoiler free review here.
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