Published On: Mon, Mar 30th, 2015

Cameron Monaghan talks about returning for ‘Gotham’ season 2 or 3

The Batman prequel, Gotham, has proved to be a big success and actor Cameron Monaghan talks about the character of Jerome, hinted to be the earlier incarnation of the Joker, and his potential to return to the show.

“I very much adore the sadistic nature of him. There’s his ability to remain cool and calm and cunning. He enjoys making other people squirm, which I think is fascinating. He enjoys pressing buttons a little bit,” he says of the appeal of playing Jerome/Joker.

Batman_Dark_Victory_8 Joker Cover“I only had that one scene to really show off, so I wanted to take advantage of it as much as I could. I was playing with the character’s intelligence a little bit there. I was lucky to get that scene where we get the turn, where we get that last punch line, where it’s revealed he’s been scheming all along. That moment is great. Like any actor, I was relying on the script to carry me, and I think it works.”

So fans are eager to hear if Jerome/Joker will be back and Monaghan hints at the timeframe.

“When I was on set, we discussed the possibly of me coming back in the second or third season. Nothing is set in stone yet. I think the producers have a firm plan for what they want to do, but I was not privy to it while I was filming. I would love to come back and do some more.”

He had to address the challenge of practicing to get that Joker laugh just right.

“I’m surprised my neighbors didn’t call the cops on me because I spent those weeks constantly laughing and staring at myself in the mirror. Even if I was driving in my car to get food or something, I was repeating the monologue. I allowed myself to be a crazy person.”

Gotham returns on April 13, 8/9c

Cameron Monaghan as Joker on Gotham

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