Katherine McNamara Was So Nervous About Being Accepted as Clary By the 'Shadowhunters' Fandom

Katherine McNamara Was So Nervous About Being Accepted as Clary By the 'Shadowhunters' Fandom

It’s hard to believe that someone as cool and confident as Katherine McNamara would ever be nervous, but she was.

Despite being one of the smartest people we know, Katherine admitted in her feature with NKD mag that she was insanely nervous about how the Shadowhunters fandom would react to her being cast as Clary Fray!

There was only about 10 minutes in between when she was cast as Clary and the whole world knowing it through social media.

“They tell me the news and during those ten minutes, it hit me suddenly that the entire fandom was about to find out and I started to wonder, ‘What are they going to think?’ Are they going to accept me? Are they going to be happy with this choice? What’s going to be their reaction?’”

The result? The fandom LOVED her, obviously!

“My phone was literally vibrating off the table,” Kat remembers after. “The warm welcome that the fandom gave all of us was so incredible. It put us all at ease a little bit.”

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Photos: Catherine Powell/NKD Mag
Posted to: Katherine McNamara, Magazine
  • Jillian Michelle

    Stopped watching after two episodes into the second season. While the rest of the cast improved, Katherine’s performance did not. The show strays way too much from the book and the new stuff is too aggravating to watch. Katherine, while I’m sure is a good person, cannot act. Her performance is cringe worthy. I wished they could have gone with Lily Collins cause at least she had a believable performance.