Tony Winner BD Wong Talks Doctor Hugo Strange on Fox’s ‘Gotham’

By James Knight on Mar 06, 2016 01:28 AM EST

Tony Award winner B.D. Wong (M. Butterfly, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown) recently joined the cast of Fox’s Batman prequel series Gotham. On the series, Wong plays the twisted Doctor Hugo Strange. Now, Wong is giving a look into the mind of the powerful Bat-Villain.

Recently, B.D. Wong spoke to The Hollywood Reporter where he got inside the twisted brain of Doctor Hugo Strange:

“I see him as someone sophisticated, not an average, scrappy villain, but someone who's intellectually superior and articulate, and in some ways elegant. His obsession with psychiatry and the human brain leads him to behavior and choices and activities that lead him to feel better than other people. He has a God complex.”

Strange certainly isn’t your typical flashy villain. Wong went on to discuss Strange’s need for control:

“He's not a showboater. The thing that is a really huge thing for him -- in his behavior, but also every other choice that he makes -- is control. He loves controlling people, he loves manipulating the human brain and messing with people and seeing if he can use his knowledge to actually change a person. But he's also a very controlled person himself, so control is a recurring theme with him. I think his behavior is informed by a desire for control.”

Gotham airs Monday nights at 8:00 p.m. eastern on Fox.

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