Camren Bicondova was interviewed on the set of “Gotham” by ComicBook.com and talked about her portrayal of Selina Kyle and getting to interact with new characters. Read the article below!
Even as a child, Selina Kyle is cunning, sly, and often nefarious. You can see that in her incarnation on “Gotham”, as played by 16 year-old Camren Bicondova. Bicondova was a young dancer before she was cast in the role of the future Catwoman, accomplished in one field and ready to jump into the new challenge of acting. And like a true professional, she incorporates the skills from her past performing into her new art.
“Definitely my body movements, for sure,” Bicondova told ComicBook.com during a “Gotham” set visit, where she was filming episodes for the second season of Fox’s Batman prequel series. “I’m very comfortable with how I move in my body, so I know what works for me and what doesn’t.”
She uses that skill of movement to slink around like a cat sometimes, or at least she “hopes it works out” when she tries to. She also gives credit to her dancing past (and present – she’s still dancing alongside her new acting career) for giving her “the ability to do some stunts” on the show.
Of course, when you sit down to chat with the young actress, cunning, sly, and nefarious aren’t the adjectives that come to mind. A wide smile is often plastered to her face, and her laughter is contagious. Others on “Gotham”‘s set comment on how frequently she makes them smile or join in on the chuckles. Bicondova says she “doesn’t even know” how she gets into Selina’s head space. “She’s my alter ego, really. It’s fun, because I get to do things that I don’t normally do as a person!”
Nearly everything she says is followed by a laugh that’s one part nervousness and one part genuine mirth. This is simply a happy girl who hasn’t let her sudden fame go to her head. In fact, she readily addresses the feelings she had when she first came on set – and that it’s cooled down a bit.
“Filming wise, I’m not quite as nervous!” Bicondova says, with that trademark laugh, when asked what has changed for her since the first season. “I’m definitely more calm going on set.”
Of course, that’s not the only change. As Selina Kyle, like the other young star David Mazouz’s Bruce Wayne, gets to interact and learn with a far more varied section of the cast this season than the first.
“It’s really exciting getting to actually interact with people, because Selina is usually on her own, doing her own thing,” Bicondova said of working with more characters directly on set. We saw a scene with Butch and newcomer Bridget, “who eventually becomes Firefly,” she said, calling actress Michelle Veintimilla “amazing.” While she couldn’t talk much about other people, Bicondova said that it’s “really fun getting to interact with the ‘Gotham’ family!”
The added interactions also let her stretch as an actress; an opportunity she’s excited about.
“You get to feel different things when you’re acting with people, versus when you’re on your own. I’m getting to dig deep into these emotions that I’ve never felt while playing Selina Kyle,” she said. “I’m usually just observing or in the shadows. So it’s really interesting getting to do that now.”
That spirit of observation is something Selina and Camren have in common, as the actress absorbs everything around her while on set. She also takes her new experiences into the new season’s solo scenes, with “all these new emotions that I can use,” she said.
While Bicondova laughs and dodges her way through plot-based questions like a pro, she was able to turn on the Selina attitude at the drop of a hat. “How’s that?” she asks after her picture is taken, brandishing the smile could disarm even the toughest of Gotham’s baddies.
On August 20, some members of the press were invited on the set of “Gotham” to interview the actors of the show, in ordrer to promote the second season, airing in one month on Fox. While articles and interviews will be published online in the upcoming days, some pictures of their visit are already available and were added to the gallery. Click the thumbnails and link below to have a look at them!
Link to the gallery:
Behind the Scenes > Season 2 > Press Day On Set – August 20, 2015
A Gif and fun videos from this day were also posted on social media:
— BuzzFeed Geeky (@BuzzFeedGeeky) August 20, 2015
— BFF (@YrBFF) August 20, 2015
— Kayti Burt (@kaytiburt) August 21, 2015
TVLine just revealed a new female villain will join the cast of “Gotham” for two episodes later in the season, and the new character will meet Selina Kyle! Read the article below (beware of spoilers!):
“Gotham” Launching Season 2 Firefly Arc (and There’s a Cool Casting Twist)
“Gotham” is about to experience a major heat wave.
The DC Comics supervillain known as Firefly will touch down in Season 2 of Fox’s Batman drama — but, in a canon-tweaking twist, the traditionally testosterone-tinged Big Bad will be female.
Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that relative newcomer Michelle Veintimilla (Lifetime’s “Those Who Kill”) will play the infamous firestarter — and her human alter ego Bridgit Pike — in two late fall episodes.
Here’s the official character description: Enslaved by her brothers, a notorious gang of arsonists, Bridgit Pike is forced into the family business. When she catches the eye of Selina Kyle, the young Cat Woman and the soon-to-be-Firefly team up to put Bridgit’s firestarting skills to good use. But after a deadly encounter with the Pike Brothers, the meek Cinderella is transformed into a vengeful supervillain, hell bent on destroying those who have wronged her.
Veintimilla, known to Broadway audiences as the younger version of Chita Rivera’s character in “The Visit”, will appear in this season’s fifth and sixth episodes.
“Gotham” returns Monday, Sept. 21, at 8/7c
The first posters for the second season of “Gotham” are now available online! We get to meet new characters and see Selina’s new look, as well as Bruce exploring the cave/his dad’s office. Click the pictures and link below to see the posters in the gallery!
Link to the gallery:
Promotional Pictures > Season 2 > Posters
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Many pictures of David Mazouz and Camren Bicondova attending the Comic-Con were recently added to the gallery. Click the thumbnails and links below to see them all!
Links to the gallery:
Public Appearances > 2015 > Comic-Con International 2015 – “Gotham” Press Room – July 11
Public Appearances > 2015 > Comic-Con International 2015 – “Gotham” Booth Signing – July 11
Public Appearances > 2015 > SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio Channel Broadcasts from Comic-Con 2015 – July 11
Public Appearances > 2015 > Leaving SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio Channel Broadcasts from Comic-Con 2015 – July 11
Public Appearances > 2015 > Comic-Con International 2015 – Nintendo Lounge on the TV Guide Magazine Yacht – July 11
Public Appearances > 2015 > Behind The Scenes of the Getty Images Portrait Studio Powered By Samsung Galaxy At Comic-Con International 2015 – July 11
Public Appearances > 2015 > Comic-Con International 2015 – Misc
Public Appearances > 2015 > Comic-Con International 2015 | Social Media – July 11
Public Appearances > 2015 > Comic-Con International 2015 – Warner Bros. Television Presents a Night of DC Entertainment – July 11
Public Appearances > 2015 > Comic-Con International 2015 – “Gotham” Panel – July 11
Public Appearances > 2015 > Entertainment Weekly’s Comic-Con 2015 Party | Arrivals – July 11