IT’S been a few years since Grammy-nominated singer Shawn Mendes guest starred on The CW’s The 100, but cast members recently recalled their time working with the “great guy.”
Shawn was featured in the season 3 premiere as an Ark survivor named Macallan.
While chatting on a virtual 100 panel with Armageddon Expo last month, ahead of the show’s recent season 7 premiere, three stars from the show were asked if they had the chance to meet the Lost in Japan singer.
Sachin Sahel, who plays Dr. Eric Jackson, shared: “Yeah, we hung out with him a lot, actually. He’s a great guy.”
Richard Harmon (John Murphy) jumped in to say he also got the chance to meet him, and they “hung out” once when they “went out to dinner.”
Sachin added: “He invited us all to a concert of his but a couple of us couldn’t go because we were working. I’ve seen him actually three times in LA since. Really good guy. Loved the show and good dude.”
Despite being in the episode that Shawn appeared in, star Jarod Joseph (Nathan Miller) never got the chance to meet the singer nor did he ever watch the broadcast.
He responded to the panel moderator: “No, I didn’t know he was on the show. I always heard that he was, but I never, ever saw it or him.
“So, it’s kind of this myth that Shawn Mendes was on our show.”
This folk story is actually very true, though.
After Shawn, a big fan of the show, tweeted in early 2015 to The 100 writers asking, “Can I act in your tv show,” creator Jason Rothenberg quickly responded: “Hell, yes. Give me a call at the office. Follow me and I’ll DM you the number.”
A year later, he joined the cast of the show for the season 3 premiere — titled “Wanheda: Part 1” — as character Macallan, and, of course, the writers made sure to put his musical chops to good use.
During the episode, Raven (Lindsey Morgan) requests a song after seeing him trying to steal, and Macallan obliges and goes over to play the piano and croon out a cover of rock band Violent Femmes’ song Add It Up.
The night of the premiere in January 2016, Jason tweeted: “The acting debut of @ShawnMendes! So impressed with this kid. He’s a natural.”
After the broadcast, Shawn thanked the show for having him on because it was “so awesome and so cool” for him.
The singer’s character has not been seen on the show since, but Jason mentioned Macallan during 2018’s New York Comic Con to say his character wasn’t dead but was “in cryo.”
The 100 is now in its seventh and final season, with episode 2 — titled “The Garden” — airing tonight on The CW at 8 p.m.
According to the synopsis: “Echo (Tasya Teles) and Gabriel (Chuku Modu) learn more about Hope (Shelby Flannery) and her mysterious past.”
The episode was directed by Dean White and written by Jeff Vlaming.
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