Batwoman stars Rachel Skarsten (Alice) and Meagan Tandy (Sophie) joined us this week to share their thoughts about the crazy familial and romantic relationships the show explores, as well as to hint about more villains coming down the line. For one thing, Batman villain Hush will be joining the show.
Guest star Gabriel Mann, who played the sheming yet sophisticated best friend on Revenge, will join the cast as Bruce Wayne’s childhood friend in episode 3, titled “Down, Down, Down.” Yet another one of Gotham’s “haves”, the episode description says that Tommy Elliot, “has finally realized his lifelong dream of being wealthier than Bruce Wayne and throws a party so all of Gotham can celebrate his success,” and also mentioned Batwoman facing a new enemy, which we can only assume is a reference to Tommy Elliot’s alter-ego.
Both Skarsten and Tandy were enthusiastic about the arrival of more Bat-villains, especially considering they have to otherwise be rather tight-lipped about the season. Tandy gushed about Mann’s performance thus far, saying, “Anytime he was coming on the set and was getting into his Hush-mode or even just Tommy Elliot, he did such a wonderful job.”
Will we get to see Alice and Hush team up, or fight one another?
Skarsten said, “The first time I saw him he was filming a scene – I can say it was on a roof and I can’t confirm if I was in the scene or not, sometimes they overlap our scenes �� and I saw him doing his thing and I was like…‘This is so cool!’”
I guess we’ll have to wait and see. But Hush isn’t the only villain joining the ranks of Batwoman. “As for the Wonderland gang there’s a specific sort of take on how Alice constructs that in our show which you will see and we have characters come in which is great,” Skarsten shared. “There’s already one character who I cannot name, but I love her gang and I think it’s really really cool to sort of bring in other villains and then we have villains that actually are not really associated with Alice at all. So I am not the only villain.”
Batwoman certainly has her work cut out for her, and it sounds like we’re in for even more characters and references from classic Batman as the season unfolds.
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