'Shadowhunters' star Dominic Sherwood considers co-stars Alberto Rosende and Matthew Daddario best friends
The Jace Herondale actor spoke to MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) and said “I'm seeing Matt at the end of the month and then again at the beginning of next month ... and Alberto lives right down the street from me, so I'd consider both of them in the world of my best friends, and I miss them daily"
British actor Dominic Sherwood of ‘Vampire Academy’ and ‘Shadowhunters’ fame recently spoke to MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) about his time on the supernatural fantasy drama and upcoming projects. At the 8th Annual Australians in Film Awards Gala and Benefit Dinner, the actor who played Jace Herondale seemed nostalgic about the show that ended its run on May 6 after it was canceled.
But Sherwood doesn’t live in the past. At the mention of ‘Shadowhunters’, he says, “Yeah. Yeah. Sort of semi-behind us now. But yeah. Doing well.” But, of course, he misses the series. “I do. I miss it. Of course. I miss ‘Shadowhunters’. You know, it was, it was a really incredible show that touched so many people all over the world,” he said, adding he was very fortunate to step into work again almost immediately after the show’s end.
On being asked what he was working on at present, Sherwood said, “I'm on a show called ‘Penny Dreadful’ now with Natalie Dormer and Nathan Lane and Rory Kinnear and all of these incredible actors. So I feel very grateful just to be working, to be honest.” He added, “It's quite, quite hard just to get work.”
‘Penny Dreadful’ is a Showtime British-American horror drama that ran from 2014 to 2016. Over three seasons, the show gained critical acclaim and popularity. In November 2018, a spin-off series, ‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’, was announced by Showtime.
Unlike the original series set in Victorian-era London, the sequel is set in 1938 and centers on Mexican-American folklore from the era in Los Angeles, California. According to Deadline, the show opens in 1938 Los Angeles amid social and political tension.
When a grisly murder shocks the city, Detective Tiago Vega (Daniel Zovatto) gets caught between two worlds -- the industrial age and old Mexican-American folklore. Sherwood will play Kurt, a chauffeur and a bodyguard to Richard Goss (Thomas Kretschmann).
But Sherwood didn’t reveal much about the show. “It's an entirely new version of the show, under the guise of the ‘Penny Dreadful’. So this version is about 1938 Los Angeles, that's all I can say.” He added, laughing, “I'm panicking now, to be honest. So I'm trying to say as little as possible and not accidentally pull a Tom Holland and you know, ruin the end of ‘The Avengers’. Like, I'm trying not to do that as much as I can.”
Going back to ‘Shadowhunters’, Sherwood said cast members he’s closest to are Alberto Rosende who played Simon Lewis, and Matthew Daddario who played Alec Lightwood on the show. He says, “I'm seeing Matt at the end of the month and then again at the beginning of next month for a birthday. And Alberto lives right down the street from me, so I'd consider both of them in the world of my best friends, and I miss them daily when they're not here.”