‘Mortal Instruments’ Star Jamie Campbell Bower: The Next Gandalf?

It doesn’t take more than a cursory glance at Jamie Campbell Bower’s resume to notice a theme. “Harry Potter,” “Twilight,” “Mortal Instruments”—dude is a serious fantasy buff! And when we caught up with the actor recently at WonderCon, he spilled that he has another otherworldly role on the docket.

“I will be playing a young Gandalf, indeed,” Jamie joked of the “Lord of the Rings” character. “That’s my next job. You can’t tell, but I’m in the process of growing out a very extensive beard.”

In all seriousness, though, Jamie confirmed that he is a fan of the genre and that perhaps his casting in all these magical projects isn’t simply a coincidence.

“What I love about the whole notion of sci-fi and fantasy is that it’s a comletely different world, but underneath everything, there’s a sort of reality that grounds it,” he explained. “And people love to be taken out of their daily lives. I don’t want to use the word ’mundane,’ but that sort of drudgery, sometimes. Sci-fi and fantasy offer that. It offers that of the person watching it and for me, which I love.”

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