They haven’t really called him “the Joker” yet. But with Jerome returning to full effect in tonight’s episode of Gotham, no-one is going to deny that he will eventually become the Joker.
Many fans have fallen in love with Cameron Monaghan’s potrayal of the character, and now the actor has told which version iconic villain has influenced him character most.
“There was never a moment where I was intentionally cribbing from another actor,” Monaghan told ComicBook.com “More so, I grew up watching other actors design the character of The Joker to me and obviously the part was paying tribute to The Joker, and so I wanted to you know perform it to the best of my abilities in a way that it seemed to be paying homage to the character.”
“If anyone was to inspire my performance, it would be Mark Hamill’s animated Joker, which I think I might have mentioned to you before but his portrayal was the only one that I felt comfortable at all taking anything from, and that’s because there was going to be such a difference in translating from animated to live action. The majority of my inspiration, when possible, came from the comic books themselves.”