LOS ANGELES — “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” fans had something to say about Jamie Campbell Bower long before he was seen onscreen as Shadowhunter Jace.
And it wasn’t good.
“The negative reaction was more about physicality than anything. They wanted Alex Pettyfer because Alex was ripped and I wasn’t,” Bower, 24, said of the “Magic Mike” star.
“I thought, ‘Well, I can go to the gym, but I’d rather someone slake me for my acting ability than slake me for the way I look.’
“I’m aware,” added the British model-turned-actor, “that without those people who bought the books, I wouldn’t be sitting here. You have to give them respect.
I don’t see Lee Daniels or Steve Soderberg calling you – nor do I see Alex slagging on you. Class it up and don’t hide your jealously.