Sunday, October 4, 2015

Geek Chat with Whitney D. on Gotham

Whitney D. with Matt Bomer, her absolutely favorite actor,
on the last day of filming season five of White Collar.
All photos are used with permission of Whitney D.
We are launching our new blog feature, Geek Chat, to spotlight some of the interesting geeks around us. Through this feature, we will explore a wide range of geeky topics by asking fellow Home Worlders about their favorites.

For this inaugural edition, we chatted with friend of the podcast, Whitney D., an actor based in New York City who has appeared on many shows we love including a few that we talk about on Geek Home World. You can get to know more about Whitney by checking out her page on her agent's site.

[Check out Episode 5 of the Geek Home World with a segment devoted to the Season 2 premiere of Gotham.]

Whitney's Geek Credibility: "I think I can be considered an intense casual fan."

Q. You seem to be really excited about the second season of Gotham, especially Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox. Were you already watching the show, or did you tune in because Chris?

A. I was interested in Gotham before it aired since I was cast as the waitress in the Pilot.

As the fortuneteller in
Justin Timberlake's video,
Q. What are you enjoying most about Gotham?

A. I love the retro feel of its filming style! One is definitely taken to another place in time. It's so easy to get lost in the past. I'm really enjoying the fact that I can see the characters before they developed into the intense villains that they became.

Q. Is there anything about the show that you wish were different?

A. From my perspective no, since I'm not a diehard Batman fan. But I have heard that some are aware of inaccuracies. Luckily for me, not knowing it all only adds to my enjoyment.

At her front door for Halloween
Q. Since you work in the entertainment industry yourself, have you had the opportunity to work with or meet Chris Chalk or other people associated with Gotham?

A. As previously mentioned, I worked in the pilot mostly with with Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue as the waitress in the diner. They both couldn't have been nicer. Donal helped me with my scene; and afterward, Ben came over and thanked me! Believe me, I was the one that was grateful! An experience of a lifetime.

Q. I know you have also been watching Heroes Reborn. Are there any other geeky shows that you are keeping up with?

A. Definitely watching Heroes Reborn, and happy to see that I am not disappointed in the sequel! Dominion is OUTSTANDING, and the fact that I am particularly pleased with Tom Wisdom (Michael) certainly helps... grin! Really into The Strain! Sorry that The Dome had its series finale. But then again there's always also Fargo.

As an art lover on The Daily Show
Q. Do you consider yourself to be a geek? If so, what are you most geeky about?

A. Not in the technical sense of the definition, but definitely in spirit!

Q. Is there anything else you think our Geek Home Worlders should know about you?

A. No question that I started my career late in life, and maybe I'm doing exactly the same thing entering Geekdom!

-- First Officer Cheryl
Stardate 11510.04

Whitney on the set of Gotham's pilot
Gotham airs on Mondays at 8/7 Central on Fox in the United States, and is available on Netflix. It also airs on television in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. It is produced by DC Entertainment, Primrose Hill Productions, and Warner Brothers Television, which also distributes it. In its first season, it won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Most Exciting New Series and the Gracie Award for Outstanding Drama. It earned more than a dozen other nominations, including acting awards for Jada Pinkett Smith, Benjamin McKenzie, and Camren Bicondova, as well Creative Arts Emmy nominations for production design, costumes, sound editing, and special visual effects. Official Website


  1. I'm so happy to see this. I remember when you first got started. You might not realize this, but "you really impress me". I believe in you. Look how far you come and I know you're capable of a lot more in the future.

  2. Thank you Marilyn. What I nice thing to say. I appreciate your confidence in me and value our friendship.