The highly anticipated Gotham is the most buzzed about new show of the Fall season and more information about the series has been top-secret… until now.
The show serves as a prequel to Batman, and examines how all of the adversaries he comes to face off against in his later years came to be as evil as they are.
Robin Lord Taylor who plays Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin on the show recently spoke to EW and revealed details about his new role.
EW: What’s your version of the character like?EW: I read the script thinking this role is tricky to play. Because you don’t want be a parody or cartoonish, but you still want to suggest the Penguin’s bird-like affectations.
That’s the trap you don’t want to fall into. I have a prosthetic nose, and when I heard they were going that direction I got nervous because I want it to be as real as possible. But you’re finding that balance. They came up with the prosthetic. It’s very small and subtle, and more of a suggestion rather than—I’m not going to make an “on the nose” pun. So then I was totally at ease.
EW: But no monocle.
Yet! I’m sure we’ll figure it out. The other thing too, in terms of his walk, we see why that happens. It gives me the impetus … at the start of the show I don’t think he has that penchant for violence, but then it’s hammered home—quite literally. You want it to be as physically accurate as possible.