David Mazouz and Natalie Alyn Lind talked to Matt Fowler for IGN about the new character of Silver St. Cloud, her relationship with Bruce, and how this will affect Selina Kyle. You can read their interview below!
This week’s new episode of “Gotham”, “Strike Force,” not only introduces Michael Chiklis as new no-nonsense GCPD Captain Nathaniel Barnes, but also young Natalie Alyn Lind (“The Goldbergs”) as DC’s Silver St. Cloud – famed socialite girlfriend of Bruce Wayne.
It’s been a big season for Bruce so far. He discovered his father’s secret cave, fired Alfred, rehired Alfred, got held at knife point by proto-Joker Jerome – it’s been quite hectic. But now it looks like love might be in the air for Master Wayne. I recently spoke to “Gotham” star David Mazouz and new face Natalie Alyn Lind about Silver St. Cloud, what to expect from this new side of Bruce’s life, and *gulp* what Selina might think about all this.
“Bruce has a lot of things on his plate right now,” Mazouz said. “He has his training side. He’s got the ‘I’m going to take down Wayne Enterprises’ side. And of course the “Who killed my parents?” side. There’s all that stuff.”
“And then there’s the side of… I met this girl,” Mazouz laughed.
Natalie Alyn Lind couldn’t delve too much into her character at this point, except to say that she’s “just sort of the girl next door” at the moment. “And by girl next door, I mean mansion. Mansion-slash-penthouse next door,” Lind added. “She and Bruce are becoming friends. Maybe a little bit more.”
Silver being from the same world of wealth and privilege makes things more comfortable for Bruce. “He knows who she is,” Mazouz said. “With Selina, she came so far out of left field for him. He’d never really had any contact with anyone from the streets of Gotham before. With Gotham, there’s the extremely low class and there’s extremely high class. They don’t interact a lot. So it came as a shock to him when he met Selina.”
“When Silver comes along, she’s also a socialite. Also a trillionaire,” Mazouz laughed. “It’s definitely more comfortable. But then again, she’s still a girl and Bruce hasn’t really developed any flirting skills yet.”
“It’s fun because I’ve know David for about four years now,” Lind revealed. “My sister worked with him on a movie called ‘Dear Dumb Diary’. So it’s fun to finally be working with him. And we joke a lot because at the end of almost every scene we’re in together, we have this really awkward eye contact. So we just stare at each other. And it’ll last for a good 20 seconds. But then we laugh at the end of it. He’s the best.”
So what does Selina make of Silver? She’s tough, but she can’t be happy about Bruce having a new girl in his life. “That’s sort of one of the things that starts playing out in this storyline,” Lind said. “Cat starts getting kind of jealous because Silver’s not only a new girl, but she’s very similar to Bruce. And so you might start to see a more sensitive side to Selina, because she gets upset over him finding someone who’s so opposite from who she is.”