MTV News’ Josh Horowitz caught up with a clean-shaven Gary Oldman at the Gotham Independent Film Awards and they continued their conversation about The Dark Knight Rises. Oldman talked about playing Commissioner Gordon for the last time, and what it was like to work closely with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who plays Gotham cop, John Blake. Check out the video interview, or read the excerpt below if the video isn’t available in your country.
“The Gordon mustache is retired,” Oldman confirmed. “They gave me a shadow box, and it has my badge, my glasses and the mustache. He is retired.”
Oldman said that his character has a return to an earlier form for the trilogy’s finale. “He’s a little reminiscent of the Gordon you see in ‘Batman Begins.’ They’ve tidied up the city, but there’s still work to be done. He’s very world-weary,” Oldman said.
One of the more mysterious cast additions, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as beat cop John Blake, meant an extra man in Gordon’s Gotham PD. Oldman described his time working with Gordon-Levitt as a little distracting, but in a good way. “Someone that talented, I do these scenes with him and you can’t put a pin through an insincere moment,” he said. “It’s wonderful. You come out of character sometimes because … you’re in the scene and you find your head going, ‘Wow. He’s pretty good.’ “