Bruce Wayne 'Dark' And 'Scared' In 'Gotham'
The stars of 'Gotham' speak at the show's glitzy premiere in New York.
'Gotham's' incarnation of The Dark Knight might not yet be the brooding besuited Batman we've come to know and love, but the young actor taking on the role of Bruce Wayne has promised that we'll see a darkness in his character.
Speaking at the show's New York premiere on Monday (15th September), 13-year-old David Mazouz spoke about the character he shares with the likes of Christian Bale, Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck.
"It's such an interesting role," he said. "It's a really traumatic thing that he's going through.
"He's got post-traumatic stress disorder, he's dark and he's scared. There's so many different stages he goes through in the first season."
Mazouz was joined by fellow cast members Ben McKenzie (Jim Gordon), Robin Lord Taylor (Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin) and Jada Pinkett Smith, who's making the move to the small screen to play ambitious mob boss Fish Mooney.
"The thing was to do television and then go on to movies, but now it's an even playing field because you can find really incredible roles and projects on television," explained the actress of her career choice.
"I think for women, actually roles that are more powerful than we can find in movies - I think that's why you're seeing a lot of talented females come to television."
Meanwhile relative newcomer Robin Lord Taylor, who's touted to be the show's breakout star, said working on show was "a dream".
"I'm just so lucky that I get to be a part of something that's crafted with such care," he explained.
"Everyone involved is bringing their heart to the project and is completely behind it heart and soul. To go to work is a dream. It's my favourite place to be."
Gotham will air in the UK on Channel 5 and Demand 5 this autumn.