Camren Bicondova took to Twitter to inform fans that they’d seen the last of her on ‘Gotham’. After five years of playing Selina Kyle– the character who will eventually become Catwoman– Bicondova revealed that the penultimate episode was her last. Instead, Lili Simmons (‘Westworld’) will appear in the show’s final episode as an older Selina. That episode jumps forward in time, picking up ten years in the future.
“April 18th’s episode, 511, was my last appearance as Selina Kyle on ‘Gotham’. It’s important to me that I’m the one to tell you this, because it was a choice that I made, through a lot of thoughts, prayer, and time (which Warner Bros., FOX, and our internal production team respected). I wanted to give (the character) Selina Kyle as much respect as possible. Some will say that giving her respect would include seeing the character through the end of the show, which I understand. But I firmly believe that being part of leaving a legacy and being part of a legacy means knowing when to pass the torch to someone else.”
Bicondova praises Simmons calling her “glorious,” “perfect for this role,” and with whom Bicondova says she spent hours talking about the character.
You can check out Lili Simmons in the role of Selina below:
While we know that David Mazouz will suit up as Batman in this final episode, and that The Riddler and Penguin will be depicted in a form closer to their comic book inspirations, it is unclear if Selina Kyle will become Catwoman. But there are just a few days until we find out, when ‘Gotham’ ends for good.
The series flash-forwards 10 years into the future, as Bruce is set to return to Gotham for the opening of the new Wayne Tower. A series of crimes leads Gordon to believe Penguin and The Riddler are up to their old tricks. However, when Bullock is framed for a murder, Gordon begins to piece together an even more sinister plot targeting the city, and a new figure emerges from the shadows to be the hero Gotham desperately needs in the all-new “The Beginning… ” series finale episode of GOTHAM airing Thursday, April 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
You can read all of Bicondova’s letter here:
— Camren Bicondova (@camrenbicondova) April 19, 2019
Source: Heroic Hollywood