Jada Pinkett Smith Debuts Cropped, Red-Dipped 'Do on Gotham Set

Actress shows off her new locks while portraying villain Fish Mooney

By Peter Gicas Mar 26, 2014 3:45 PMTags
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Jada Pinkett Smith is rockin' the red!

While shooting an episode for the upcoming Fox series Gotham in New York City on Tuesday, the 42-year-old actress debuted a decidedly more colorful 'do by way of some pretty bright bangs.

Smith will play Fish Mooney in the highly anticipated program. The character, which is original to the show, is described as a hothead "sadistic gangster boss" and owns one of Gotham City's most popular nightclubs. She's got street smarts and "almost extra-sensory abilities to read people like an open book."

Gotham tells the origin story of James Gordon, the man who would become the commissioner and Batman's trusted confidant, before the Dark Knight takes on Gotham City's underworld.

The drama follows Southland star Ben McKenzie as a young Detective Gordon with his partner Harvey Bullock played by Sons of Anarchy's Donal Logue as they fight crime in Gotham City before the Batman ever existed.

Gotham stars Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot, also known as the Penguin. On the show, the character will be a henchman for Pinkett's Mooney.

The cast also includes Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, 12-year-old Bruce Wayne's loyal butler. But this Alfred isn't just making "young master Bruce" drink his tea and have his soup; he's a tough ex-marine who is fiercely protective of Bruce (played by Touch star David Mazouz).

Zabryna Guevara of Burn Notice fame will play Captain Essen, Gordon's Gotham PD boss, and Erin Richards plays Gordon's fiancée Barbara Kean. Rounding out the cast is newcomer Camren Bicondova. She'll play Selina Kyle, the girl who grows up to be Catwoman.