Morena Baccarin Interview – ‘Gotham’ Season Two

Morena Baccarin Interview - Gotham Season 2
Morena Baccarin as Dr. Leslie Thompkins in ‘Gotham’ (Photo by Mark Seliger © 2015 Fox Broadcasting Co)

Season two of Fox’s Gotham will premiere on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 8pm with all of the key heroes and villains back as well as new players emerging in Gotham City. The second season is titled ‘Rise of the Villains’ and at the San Diego Comic Con Morena Baccarin (‘Dr. Leslie Thompkins’) said she’ll be having to deal with a few of the major bad guys.

Asked how Leslie’s going to be handling the rise of the super-villains, Baccarin replied, “I don’t know. I think she’s somebody that doesn’t run away from things, but I think at a certain point it just doesn’t make sense anymore to fight it.”

“She definitely, by the third episode, she has a face-to-face altercation with Barbara again – so that happens,” revealed Baccarin. “I think by nature of being involved with Jim and the GCPD that she’s going to be in the line of fire quite a lot, which is something new to her. And also her job, I think she’s going to be doing a little bit more investigative [work] probably.”

Season two will also find Dr. Thompkins once again in close proximity to another major villain in the world of Gotham: Edward Nygma/The Riddler. “He’s starting to take over my medical examiner’s office,” said Baccarin, laughing. “I think that we will interact; I’m not quite sure which way it’s going to go. But I think she’s starting to know that there’s something weird going on there.”

More on Gotham Season 2: Ben McKenzie Interview / Robin Lord Taylor Interview / David Mazouz Interview / Camren Bicondova Interview

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