Camren Bicondova Talks What’s In Store For Gotham


Camren Bicondova teases what we can look forward to when Gotham returns this month!

Actress Camren Bicondova, who plays a young Selina Kyle on Gotham, sat down with Karen Graham of FOX 5 Atlanta’s Good Day Atlanta to talk about her character and what’s in store for the second half of season two.  Bicondova is in Atlanta for the aTVfest 2016, where Gotham is up for an award.  She is being joined by Nathan Darrow (Mr. Freeze), Cory Michael Smith (Edward Nygma), and Robin Lord Taylor (The Penguin).  There will be a screening of Gotham there tonight, and the four aforementioned actors will take part in a Q-and-A session.

Graham began the conversation by posing the question of whether we will be seeing more of Bruce Wayne’s progression towards Batman, and Bicondova had this to say:

"I think so.  I think this season is when you get to see his transformation into his playboy persona, and it’s really interesting seeing how the dynamic between Selina and Bruce changes when that happens, because Selina is not used to seeing that kind of Bruce.  She’s used to seeing him very timid and very almost eclectic in a way.  And so once he starts stepping out of his shell, she’s not ready for it."

I think the most Batman-like moment Bruce has had on the show was when he, with the help of Selina, deceived Silver St. Cloud in “The Son of Gotham”.  That was one of my favorite moments of the show so far, and if he hadn’t already, David Mazouz sold me on his portrayal of Bruce in that scene.  Based on what Bicondova had to say, it sounds like we’ll be seeing more of that side of Bruce, and I can’t wait for it!

She also touched on the essence of what the show does so well in showing the origin stories of Batman characters:

"The writing on the show is incredible.  And I love the fact that you kind of forget that these are villains and soon-to-be heroes.  You sympathize for them, and you kind of look at them like normal people rather than villains and whatnot.  And I love that, because in Gotham, even though the majority of people there are villains, they’re real people, and they’ve just got to live the life and survive."

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Other topics included the contrast between the personalities of the characters and the actors who play them, Bicondova’s dance crew “8 Flavahz”, the tough pool Gotham is up against for the award, and Bicondova’s search for some cornbread while in Atlanta.  Check out the full interview at FOX 5 Atlanta’s website here.  Gotham returns on February 29.  In the meantime, be sure to keep it locked to Caped Crusades for continuing coverage of the show and for all your Batman news!