On Fox’s GOTHAM, in its first season Mondays at 8 PM and already renewed for a second, we are in the world of young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) as he slowly learns the life lessons that will later allow him to become Batman.
We also meet the incipient versions of a number of Batman’s future adversaries. Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) has already adopted the moniker the Penguin and morgue worker Edward Nygma (Cory Michael Smith) loves posing riddles.
Of all of Batman’s nemeses, his relationship with Catwoman is perhaps the most complex. Camren Bicondova’s teen Selina Kyle has quite a way to go before she adopts that identity, albeit she does love her feline friends, but she and Bruce are well into their friend/foe dynamic.
Bicondova, who looks even younger in person than she does on GOTHAM, is with her mother at the Hollywood W Hotel rooftop premiere party for Fox stable mate EMPIRE. The actress, who previously appeared in the film BATTLEFIELD AMERICA, talks about her work on the series adapted from DC Comics’ classic BATMAN.
AX: How are you enjoying GOTHAM? Are you enjoying the reception it’s getting from viewers?
CAMREN BICONDOVA: Yeah, I’m definitely enjoying it. I’ve loved the feedback that I’ve been getting and I’ve loved experiencing filming. It’s been great.
AX: Did you know anything about Catwoman as a character before you got involved with GOTHAM?
BICONDOVA: I knew that she was a very fierce character, but that was pretty much all I knew. But once I knew that I got the role, I started researching the comic books and TV shows and movies. That’s where I learned that she’s a very independent woman.
AX: Did you have to learn anything in order to play Selina, like how to perch like a cat?
BICONDOVA: Not necessarily, because I’ve been a dancer since I was five, so I’ve been able to utilize that, and I’ve been taking some parkour lessons, so I’ve been able to utilize that as well. I’ve just kind of incorporated everything.
AX: Selina lives on the streets of Gotham City. Did you do any research into homeless youth?
BICONDOVA: I kind of just went with my gut. I watched movies and documentaries based on homelessness, but I don’t necessarily treat her as a homeless kid. I didn’t really focus on the homelessness part, I focused on the surviving part.
AX: Do you have a favorite episode or a favorite scene that we’ve seen so far?
BICONDOVA: No. I love every one of them. It’s just been really exciting to film. And I’m also really excited for EMPIRE.
AX: Are you involved in EMPIRE, or are you just here to support it?
BICONDOVA: No, I’m just here to support. I’m just really excited to be able to watch it, and to watch GOTHAM on Mondays and EMPIRE on Wednesdays.
AX: Is there anything we should know about GOTHAM right now?
BICONDOVA: Selina Kyle is on the run and she’s going with the flow, keeping on the down-low. And that’s all I have to say for the Selina Kyle aspect. But I’d just say watch GOTHAM.
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