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Freeform confirms addition of Eileen Li as Aline Penhallow on SHADOWHUNTERS

Eileen Li has been cast has Aline Penhallow, a familiar book character, for the Freeform series SHADOWHUNTERS. 

Fans will probably recognize the character name of Aline Penhallow, and we’re excited to see that she will have a role in the Shadowhunters series on Freeform. Eileen Li, who got her first role in 2011 in Degrassi: The Next Generation will be playing Aline.

*book spoilers* The character herself is not a major character, but a fairly well known supporting character in The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. In the books, she’s a fellow Shadowhunter and the daughter of a respected and authoritative figure of the Clave. One memorable scene with Aline was when she and Jace were caught kissing when Clary walked in on them. Aline later realized that she was a lesbian and began a relationship with Helen Blackthorn, a half-faerie/half-Shadowhunter.

We’ll see Aline interact with some of the Shadowhunters of the New York Institute in this Monday’s episode, “A Problem with Memory,” as well as Sebastian (Will Tudor), as can be seen by the following image.

SHADOWHUNTERS – “A Problem with Memory” – (Freeform/Ian Watson)WILL TUDOR, EILEEN LI


By Kait

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