Gotham: There Is No Redemption For Barbara Kean


One of Gotham’s most shocking twists in the first season was no doubt Barbara Kean going all serial killer. But surely there’s some road to redemption for her because at some point we need Batgirl to be born, right? Well. not that it won’t happen, but actress Erin Richards, who plays Barbara Kean on Gotham, promises Barbara is on a very dark path that she isn’t looking to stray from.

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"Do you want to see redemption? I want to see violence. More violence. She does not redeem herself. She just goes even more into the darkness. It’s not going to be an easy path, but it’s going to be a really fun one. She’s like a tiger that’s been let out of the cage. It’s been great to play."

So where does this leave her relationship with Detective James Gordon?

"Jim still has a bit of a weak spot for her. He’s still willing to try to help her. I think her actions are quite intense in what she does. I don’t know how that’s going to play out in the long run. They have something — there’s something really dark in Jim, so he’s going to see that in her. You know when two people get together and there’s something from their past that is similar in real life? You have that with someone. You sort of mesh with those people. That’s what is happening with those two. They might not be right for each other right now, but they are drawn to each other, like magnets."

I love Erin Richards as an actress, but she was very poorly used & written in season one, with the serial killer turn being her only redeeming thing. So hopefully this leads to some interesting stuff for her in season two of Gotham, which premieres September 21st on Fox!

h/t CBR

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