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GOTHAM’s Ben McKenzie: ‘The New Jim is Not Above Using People Like Penguin to Get What He Wants’

January 23, 2015 by  

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GOTHAM’s Jim Gordon is approaching the world as a new man.

Originally, Jim thought he could clean up the streets of Gotham while keeping his nose clean. But after multiple professional blows (and his personal life falling apart after his fiancee, Barbara, left him), Jim is at the point where he’s aware he may have to cross some lines in order to properly do his job. And that shift will become apparent in the wake of the Fish/Falcone war.

“Jim knows enough not to get too involved in the turf war…that being said, he has a relationship with Penguin from the beginning of the show that’s complicated and contentious, but useful,” Ben McKenzie (Jim) explains in the video interview below. “So he will use Penguin for the things Penguin can be good at: influence people, getting information, coercing information out of people. And for Penguin, on his side, he flatters himself that Jim is his friend. So it’s a really fun, bizarre, dynamic between the two of them.”

And, McKenzie warns, “the new Jim is not above using people like Penguin to get what he wants.”

Check out more from McKenzie, including his take on the fractured Barbara/Jim relationship, the “powerful” connection with Dr. Thompkins, and more…

GOTHAM airs Mondays at 8 PM on Fox.

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