JJJ still is in shock over the sudden death of Jocelyn Fray on Shadowhunters this week — we can’t get over just how shocking it actually was. We didn’t see it coming at all!
After the episode aired this week, star Katherine McNamara (Clary) opened up about why Jocelyn’s death had to happen on the show even though she lived in the book series.
“Right at the point where Clary and Jocelyn have finally settled everything and they’re starting to reconnect and they’re finally starting to form a real relationship, Jocelyn dies,” Kat shared. “When I first read the script where Jocelyn is killed, I was in shock. I had no idea. I didn’t see it coming. It took me a minute to understand why.”
She adds about changing the storyline for the show: “We have always made changes from the books and that’s what keeps our show exciting. “It is what keeps it interesting. It is what keeps people guessing and what’s so great about this new perspective on the show is it allows people to experience these characters and the story in a new way.”
Showrunner Todd Slavkin added about Clary losing her mom: “In order for Clary to grow she has to face a lot of adversity in her life and that’s what the human condition is all about.”
If you missed that scene, you can watch it below right now.
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