So Carol Kane Was Pretty Much The Perfect Casting For Penguin’s Mom On Gotham, Right?

"What about Debbie?"

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Entertainment Weekly has released the first photos of actress Carol Kane in Gotham. She’s playing The Penguin’s mom, and I half expected her just to look like Granny from Addams Family Values.


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IMDB lists the character as Gertrude Kapelput/Gertrude Cobblepot, for the record. EW says she’s described as “a proud and faded beauty; an old European character with delusions of grandeur.”

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."