Can you tell us a bit about Maze Runner: The Death Cure?
“It was a very interesting, full circle moment for me coming back after shooting two seasons of Shadowhunters, seeing these guys again, and still, even after two years, feel like it was coming home and coming back together with family. It was nice to kind of regroup and celebrate what everyone’s been doing. Maze Runner itself…it was nice to finish up that story and get closure with those characters, and to revisit that world one more time with everyone. Including the director, Wes Ball, who I think is brilliant. Every single person in the cast has so many irons in the fire and so many exciting things coming from them, I just know it’s going to be one of those films I look back on in 30 years and [say] ‘Wow! Look at where all of us went from that project, and how cool that we all had that moment together, in such a beautiful place like South Africa!’ There are always those projects that you see you now looking back on and go, ‘Oh my God! I had no idea those 10 people worked together! Their careers went in 10 different directions, and yet they were all amazingly successful!’ I feel like Shadowhunters and Maze Runner will be those in the coming decade.”
Speaking of Shadowhunters, what can we expect in season three?
“The show is really settled into itself now, and all of the elements are gelled together, and these characters have developed to a point now where you can explore new sides of the relationships—especially seeing how season two ended with Valentine being killed and everything kind of coming to a close. It almost gives them a clean slate and a fresh start at finding whatever the new obstacles are going to be, and seeing how the fallout of the finale affects all of the characters going forward.”
Friday (20 July), Kat made an appearance at San Diego Comic-Con with his cast members of Shadowhunters! I’ve updated the gallery so far with HQ photos from different appearances Kat attended such as the press line, panel, autograph, Fandom party, and more! I’ve also added some great portraits ! Check out:
Prune: You’ve had multiple roles on the big screen, but you’re most famous for your role as Clary Fray on Shadowhunters. Talk to me about Clary’s character.
Kat: Clary is a passionate strong willed red head who finds out on her 18th birthday that she is something called a “shadowhunter.” She’s discovered there’s a whole part of the world that humans can’t see, whether it be vampires, werewolves, fairies, demons, and every other manner of creature. She finds out she’s a very integral part of that world and is thrust in the middle of an impending war. As the series develops it’s really incredible to play this character because she’s grown so much, and she continues to change and learn. What I love most about Clary is that she is lost. She’s been thrown into this world with absolutely no preparation and so she doesn’t always understand the consequences, even though she has the best intentions.
Prune: At age 13 years old, you began your career in Broadway and starred in multiple shows throughout the years. Talk to me about that experience.
Kat: It’s been an incredible journey. It’s been a whole series of events and opportunities coming my way. It’s me taking a chance and saying yes and seeing where the industry takes me. I’ve been very fortunate. I’ve been able to do what I love for a living and had some really experiences, working with some incredible people.
Prune: What made you transition from Broadway to film and television?
Kat: It wasn’t a conscious choice. My show closed in New York and I started auditioning. Film and television is just kind of what happened. There were jobs in LA, so I went out there for a few months, and now it’s been six years because I’ve just been working, going back and forth from NY to LA and traveling to different locations – seeing where the industry takes me.