Spoiler Alert: if you're not finished with Shadowhunters Season 1, stop reading or risk the spoils!
Devoted fans of the Shadowhunters TV series will all agree that Season 1 of the Freeform show took us all on a wild roller coaster ride of emotions. Relationships, loyalties, and family ties kept getting tested left and right, and we left the first season feeling confused, betrayed, and yet still hopeful.
When we caught up with actor Dominic Sherwood at the recent Freeform Upfronts in New York City, we asked for his take on these themes. He admits that he had to really work to give his character Jace an authentic back story of emotions.
"It's really tough, I have a happy family life at home, so there's nothing for me that I can pull from and take into the show," he tells TWIST. "I have to really work on feeling Jace's emotions. It's great to be working with guys like Matt Daddario and [the actors who play] the Lightwoods, because they're amazing and I can bounce off of them and play with these relationships with them."
"I can feel Jace's heartbreak because I have those relationships with those people in the show," he shares. "It's tough, and we just finished the season where we don't know, did Jace leave to protect his friends and his family? Or did he leave because he wants to be with Valentine?"
Good thing we're getting Season 2, because maybe we'll get a few of those answers we're dying for!
"We're not going to really know until Season 2," he teases. "Neither do I, by the way, they haven't told me anything!"
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