'Shadowhunters' Katherine McNamara reveals what's in store for Dark Clary in season 3B
'Shadowhunters' finally offered the first glimpse of a fully evolved dark Clary. Although fans have already been treated to the sight of her with pitch black demonic eyes, her sinister fierceness is new
Fans of 'Shadowhunters' may have seen glimpses of Clary Fray's dark aura taking over her usual demeanor as the hold of the life-force rune keeps getting harder on her. But actress Katherine McNamara, who plays the role, will have you believe that this is just the beginning of all the darkness that is about to come your way from Clary.
The latest 'Shadowhunters' episode 18, ('The Beast Within'), finally revealed the first glimpse of a fully evolved dark Clary. Fans have already been treated to the sight of her with pitch black demonic eyes, however, the sinister fierceness to her character is something that we have never seen before.
The reason behind Clary's unusual darkness is obviously the life force rune with which she has been bound to her evil twin Jonathan Morgenstern (Luke Baines). As the second half of the third and final season of the show comes to a wrap, we see the rune's impact grow every breathing second — turning Clary almost against all of her dear friends, including the love of her life, Jace Herondale (Dominic Sherwood).
As of now, we don't know how far over the edge this newly channeled darkness will push Clary to, but McNamara was kind enough to offer us some answers on that front. "In the episode that has just aired, we saw the official turn to dark Clary. and it's very exciting," shared McNamara at the premiere of 'The Curse of La Llorona', in an exclusive interview with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW).
She added: "It's been something we kind of kept under the wraps as much as possible, as long as possible. But being on set doing it, I feel like I was manipulating the character in the way I wanted to, and seeing it come to life with all of the elements, all of the special effects — it's something different and it's something we've never seen before, and I think people are going to freak out!"
McNamara has been playing the role of Clary for the last three years on the show which has two weeks to go before the epic two-hour long finale on May 19.