Gotham’s Cory Michael Smith aka The Riddler
Stuck in an insane asylum, how will Nygma twist his way out of this one? Cory Michael Smith shares some spoilers with us!
Cory Michael Smith and Robin Lord Taylor are known to have a tight-knit friendship, Smith talks a bit about that during the interview, “Sometimes when you like someone a lot as a person and you get a long and hang out together, and then you work together and it’s weird, it’s just not weird, it’s really special.” He talks about how much their dynamic is going to change in the next season, especially since Penguin went a bit crazy and Nygma has been in Arkham. Smith says Nygma has an opportunity for rebirth after being let out of Arkham as a free man, and he hopes that he’ll help Cobblepot figure out his way too. Nygma’s motto is to not become attached to anyone, and he’s trying to pass that on to Cobblepot.
“He realized that doing terrible things got him what he wanted”
Smtih states how much Nygma has changed over the years in Gotham, “one thing we wanted to do was tell a story from going from boy to man. When we met Ed he was a 28 year old virgin who was socially inept. (He) has no friends, but tires consistently, unendingly. There’s so much effort; everything is so tight, his clothes were tight, his voice was tight, he talks a little to loudly, a little too boisterously. It was just irritating, but the world of Gotham started beating him down and started crumbling and changed the person he is. He became a murderer, he had sex, he made friends for the first time. He realized that doing terrible things got him what he wanted.”
“Once he gets out of prison there’s a calm maturity to his choice, like ‘well this is my skill set, this is how i make friends, these are the people that understand me. Let’s go.'”
“Power is blind in Gotham”
When asked about the ageism in Gotham Smith says “There’s something that I really love about the world of Gotham. Power is blind in Gotham. It doesn’t matter if you’re a woman or man, it doesn’t matter how old you are, it doesn’t matter what your sexuality is, what your race is or your ethnicity. It just doesn’t matter. If you’re smart, if you’re ruthless, you will run the show if you want it. It’s kind of nice, it’s an odd world without discrimination. So the ageism thing I don’t think it necessarily matters. We all have our own strengths and most characters are able to see what they can get from someone else, and if one day I can benefit from befriending Selina then I’ll do it.”
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