Jada Pinkett Smith to leave ‘Gotham’?

Jada Pinkett-Smith as Fish Mooney in 'Gotham'
Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney on Fox's 'Gotham'
Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney on Fox’s ‘Gotham’

‘Gotham’ actress Jada Pinkett Smith has been doing rounds of press recently to promote the show. On Friday she appeared on the ‘Live! With Kelly and Michael’ show and dropped a bombshell when asked about her return as Fish Mooney for the already announced second season of the hit Fox show.

In response to the question Jada replied:

‘I signed for a year and the year’s up,’

Fans of the show know that Mooney has been sidelined in recent episodes after falling out of favour with mob boss Carmine Falcone. Fleeing the city in fear of her own life in the wake of Penguin’s betrayal and capture of her beloved club Fish found herself held captive in a basement full of unwilling organ donors. Most recent episode ‘Everybody Has a Cobblepot’ rereleased the hospital is being run by Dr Dulmacher, known as The Dollmaker to the rest of us and previously unseen despite looming large over early episode ‘Selina Kyle’ (reviewed here).

The character has divided fans and critics alike over the past 18 episodes. Early reviews of the show sighted her as a brilliant creation for the franchise but fans failed to warm to her campy portrayal of the villain. We here at the GYCO offices find her portrayal very reminiscent of Eartha Kitt in the 60s ‘Batman’ series and we’re fine with that.

Jada was also quoted as saying there’s big things coming up in the final stretch of episodes for ‘Gotham’ this season. Check out her full interview in the player below:


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By Neil Vagg

Neil is the GYCO Editorial Chief. He has a BA in Film & Tv and an MA in Scriptwriting; he currently works 9-5 as an office manager and 5-9 as a reviewer/web designer. He has been subscribing to comics for around nine years but has been reading them as long as he can remember. Favourite comics: Batman; Nightwing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and All New X-Men Favourite films: Batman (any apart from & Robin); Star Trek Generations, Underworld, Beetlejuice Favourite TV shows: Fringe; Buffy, Arrow, TBBT, Being Human UK and Star Trek TNG