Ben McKenzie (Jim Gordon) promoted the return of “Gotham” yesterday and answered fan questions during a live chat on reddit. He was asked about his young co-stars on the show and briefly talked about David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova and Clare Foley (Ivy Pepper):
Hi Ben! Do you get all the references that appear in “Gotham”?
100% no. Usually David Mazouz has to explain all of the references to me (and all of the “older” actors)!
How do you like working with the younger actors in your current series? Child actors can be hit or miss, but the kids on “Gotham” seems to be consistently stellar! Do you guys have fun on set?
I love them. David, Camren and Clare are just great actors and really nice “young people”. I feel so old right now :)
Camren Bicondova attended IMATS New York (International Make-Up Artists Trade Show) on April 11, where a panel was dedicated to “Gotham”.
Before Batman: The Secrets of “Gotham”
One of the breakout hits of the 2014-15 TV season, “Gotham” follows the origins of Batman’s greatest villains, including The Joker, Penguin, Catwoman, Poison Ivy and The Riddler. Make-up department head John Perkins leads a discussion on creating looks for these iconic characters. Panelist include John, Dave Presto, Sarah Tollenaar and Camren Bicondova.
A few pictures of the event are available in the gallery, as well as an interview of Camren and the make-up artists working on the show (they appear at 4:49:48).
Two HQ stills from the twentieth episode of “Gotham”, “Under the Knife”, were added to the gallery. Click the thumbnails below to view them:
And here is the official description of the episode, thanks to ComicBookMovie.com:
THE HUNT FOR THE OGRE CONTINUES ON AN ALL-NEW “GOTHAM” MONDAY, APRIL 20, ON FOX
Gordon and Bullock continue to investigate the Ogre (guest star Milo Ventimiglia), who begins to make his move on someone close to Gordon. Meanwhile, Bruce and Selina team up to expose a corrupt Wayne Enterprises employee and Nygma comes to Kristin Kringle’s defense in the all-new “Under the Knife” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, April 20 (8:00-9:00 ET/PT) on FOX. (GTH-120) (TV-14 D, L, V)
Cast: Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Zabryna Guevara as Captain Sarah Essen, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the future Riddler, Victoria Cartagena as Renee Montoya, Andrew Stewart Jones as Crispus Allen, John Doman as Carmine Falcone
Guest Cast: Morena Baccarin as Dr. Leslie Thompkins, Milo Ventimiglia as Jason Lennon, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean, David Zayas as Don Maroni, Chelsea Spack as Kristin Kringle, Carol Kane as Gertrud Kapelput, Clark Carmichael as Connor, Laurence Mason as Det. Ben Mueller, Zachary Spicer as Tom Dougherty, Michael McCormick as Doctor Darren Cushman, Daniel Davis as Jacob Skolimski, Michael Potts as Sid Bunderslaw
Speaking at the WonderCon’s “Gotham” panel, on April 4, executive producer and writer John Stephens revealed what we can expect for Bruce Wayne in the second season of the show:
Several fans asked about the possibilities for more familiar characters, starting with the development of Bruce Wayne, with Stephens responding, “That’s one of the fun things we can look forward to next year. The Bruce Wayne that we all know – there’s Batman and there’s Bruce Wayne. There’s the fake playboy, light, carefree Bruce Wayne, and in Season 2, you’re going to start to see that Bruce Wayne develop, as he starts creating a public face to hide who he actually is. So we watch that schism start to take place.”
“We’ll see the ongoing development of Bruce Wayne,” Stephens told a young fan who was wondering if we’ll ever see the character’s Batman transformation. “When everybody thinks about who Batman is and what he’s become, he’s the world’s greatest detective. We’ll never see Bruce Wayne put on the mask and the cowl, but you will see the young Bruce Wayne develop those strengths and characters, guided by Alfred and by Gordon, that will allow him one day to become Batman.”
Source: Comic Book Resources