Matthew Daddario Talks About The Malec ‘Shadowhunters’ Consent Debate

Matthew Daddario Talks About The Malec ‘Shadowhunters’ Consent Debate

Matthew Daddario plays one of our favorite characters on television right now – Shadowhunters’ Alec Lightwood.

The actor talked with Out magazine about how playing the gay character helped him grow.

“Alec is the best,” he admits. “He cares about others more than himself, and he’s learned how to care for himself…but he’s young.”

Matthew also talked about the consent debate with Magnus and Alec, which sparked on Twitter after in one episode, Alec pushes Magnus into a room before they finally consummate their relationship.

“People read into things and are sometimes very capable of understanding what the writers were thinking,” he says. “Other times, they don’t quite get it right. But it’s largely been positive.”

Tune into a new Shadowhunters on Monday on Freeform.

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