There have been a lot of firsts in the inaugural season of CTV’s Gotham, the Batman prequel series that follows Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) in his rise to become the eventual commissioner of the dark city. Like when we saw Jada Pinkett Smith gauge her own eyeball out. Or when we witnessed Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) show genuine affection for his mom (Carol Kane).
Turns out, there have been plenty of firsts for the younger actors on the series, too — on screen and in real life.
“I personally have had a lot of firsts in this first season,” Camren Bicondova told The Loop last Thursday during CTV’s upfront presentation in Toronto, where the fall TV schedules were announced. “My first time being in a ball gown… my first time going to a ball. Even though it wasn’t a real ball. Oh and my first kiss. Literally.”
The actress, who turned 16-years old last month, plays Selina Kyle — the juvenile delinquent who grows up to be the infamous Batman villain Catwoman. The kiss she’s referring to? The one she shared onscreen with 14-year-old David Mazouz, the actor who plays Bruce Wayne. And yup, it was his first kiss too.
“In some ways obviously yeah, it was awkward, but not to the point where it was devastating,” Bicondova continued. “It’s our job as actors so technically it is us, but it’s not really us; it’s Selina and Bruce. So because of that, at least for me, it wasn’t too awkward.”
What stands out even more for the young actors is an even more physical first: their first food fight, complete with plastic food.
“Our first scene together was in Episode 9, and in the first eight episodes it was really intense stuff, only with adults,” Mazouz said. “My parents being killed. Having fights at school. Not eating. Reading the newspaper and not wanting to go outside. So pretty dark, intense stuff. And then she comes along and the first scene together we shot was having a food fight. It was a nice break!”
“It was so cool, and it was fun because everything we were using was plastic,”Bicondova added. “Like, hollow bagels and rolls. It was a fun thing they just bounced off of us.”
Check out the adorable co-stars together on the red carpet:
Gotham returns for a second season to CTV this fall.