#SPOTTED: GODFREY GAO IN TORONTO FOR “THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS”
At last he’s arrived in Toronto, but just as soon as he arrives, he leaves! Taiwanese-Canadian Supermodel and Actor Godfrey Gao is long overdue for his break Stateside and just may finally get it as Magnus Bane in upcoming Toronto-filmed Adaptation of Cassandra Clare‘s The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
By total coincidence, I spotted Gao packing his luggage into his Van just as he was about to leave his Hotel, headed to the Airport. He had arrived in Toronto only a few days ago, burning the Midnight Oil as the Cast and Crew had filmed scenes overnight. The statuesque Gao, who was Urban-Casual today in sunglasses, was easily identifiable from a distance. “Short and sweet”, he tells me about his stay here, which included him fulfilling a lifetime dream of seeing the MuchMusic Building on Queen Street in-person after having watched the Station often when he was younger. He genuinely is thoughtful – surely his Malaysian Mother instilling good values into him – as he called-upon his Driver to walk over and help snap a Pic.
In The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Gao‘s 800-year-old Magnus Bane is hired by Clary Fray‘s (Lily Collins) Mother to erase her memories, eventually admitting that he’s watched her grow-up from afar. There may even be a bit of an attraction also to the Character of Alec Lightwood (Kevin Zegers).
We’ll soon see next Summer when the Movie gets an August 23, 2012 release via eOne Films in Canada.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)