Though Selina Kyle is shown throughout the pilot episode of “Gotham,” she doesn’t have a single word of dialogue. However, the second episode of the series, named “Selina Kyle,” will focus heavily on the future Catwoman and her life on the streets.
Zap2it spoke with Camren Bicondova, who plays Kyle, about how the character will develop and when she’ll meet up with Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) again.
“I’ve learned that she has many layers to her,” Bicondova says. “Even though she is a very independent girl for her age, I think she’s actually really hurt that she doesn’t have a mom to go home too.”
She adds, “Originally I just thought that she was a strong girl and had nothing to be sad about, but as I’m getting the scripts I’m learning a lot more about her.”
As for Kyle’s eventual status as an iconic thief, Bicondova understand that at her current age Selina steals to survive. It may eventually become much more than that, though. The actress recalls one of the comic books she read while preparing for the show, centered on a teenage Kyle and her life in an orphanage.
“The orphanage runner was having her and another boy steal diamonds and she never got to keep anything for herself,” she explains. “I think in the future, that’s why she becomes a thief because she feels like for once she can have something of her own.”
In terms of Kyle’s future with Bruce, especially considering the link between Catwoman and Batman is so important, Bicondova teases that there is more to come. “I don’t want to spoil what episode we’re on, but we have recently gone to work together,” she reveals. “I’m really excited to go to work with him. He’s my buddy.”
“Gotham” airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.