After the surprise reveal in new Gotham episode photos of Scarface coming to Gotham, now we have some closeups of the criminal himself.
Andrew Sellon, the actor behind Mr. Penn and Scarface, is posting images and facts about the surprise on his Twitter this week. It seems that Sellon did not originally share with the showrunners that he had ventriloquist skills.
Q: Did Gotham know you had this skill when they hired you as Mr. Penn?
A: No! It wasn’t on my resume then. It’s back on now! 😆
More FAQs daily and Interview coming soon! @gothamonfox #mrpenngotham #misterpenn #theventriloquist #scarface #thepenntriloquist pic.twitter.com/7lgiRtZatz
— Andrew Sellon (@AndrewSellon) February 25, 2019
He has also revealed he approached the showrunners about taking on the role.
Q: Were you surprised when Gotham approached you to play the Ventriloquist?
A: Actually, I approached them. I was thrilled when they said yes!
FAQs & Interview coming soon! @gothamonfox #mrpenngotham #misterpenn #theventriloquist #scarface #thepenntriloquist pic.twitter.com/ZPdMEIOI70
— Andrew Sellon (@AndrewSellon) February 26, 2019
In a post earlier in the week, Sellon confirmed that he is indeed voicing Scarface in real-time in the scenes in the show.
All this week: Ventriloquist FAQs!
Q: Are you really voicing Scarface?
A: Yes. I operated and voiced Scarface in real time on set. It was intense!
More answers daily and Interview coming soon! @gothamonfox #mrpenngotham #misterpenn #theventriloquist #scarface #thepenntriloquist pic.twitter.com/DyVcRWKIoz
— Andrew Sellon (@AndrewSellon) February 23, 2019
The Ventriloquist and Scarface are two of Batman’s Rogues Gallery that never seem to get much attention, especially in live action. Then, out of the blue, we’ve seen two versions in just a few months. Of course, the other version was dead and part of a hallucination on Titans, but it was still awesome to see.
Perhaps this is a character that can be revisited if the Batwoman series gets picked up at The CW. While the series will probably avoid some of the big names such as The Joker or Two-Face, it could be a fun place to visit some of the less mainstream Rogues Gallery.
Scarface will make his debut on Gotham in Thursday’s Episode, “Nothing’s Shocking.”