More Mortal Instruments casting rumors

Simon? Is that you?!

Well, folks. Sadly, Carter Jenkins appears to be out of the running for the role of Simon Lewis (*collective sigh*). We now have a new rumor as to who will be playing our favorite mundie-turned-vampire… Xavier Samuel is the new rumored (again, I will repeat: RUMORED) Simon Lewis. Can’t anyone in Hollywood make up their minds? They’re killing us here.

Xavier Samuel, as most of you probably know, played Riley in Eclipse. And if you don’t know what THAT is, you’ve clearly been living in a cave for the last 4 years.

Samuel looks the part, I suppose. And his hair certainly gives me the impression of an unsigned high school indie rocker. I could buy him being Simon. Personally, I liked Jenkins’ look a little bit better. He had that dark glimmer in his eye that screamed Downworlder. Though the more I look at this picture of Samuel, the more I can see it.

However, we should know by now not to get our hopes up. Next week, there will be a whole new rumor to obsess over and we’ll be analyzing whether or not another actor is fit to be Simon.

So what do you think? Does Xavier Samuel do it for you?

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