At the ACE Comic Con in Long Beach, NY , Marvel’s Daredevil stars Charlie Cox and Elodie Yung did a panel and talked about their time on the series and what is coming up for Daredevil and Elektra. Cox, of course, appeared in both seasons of the solo series and Marvel’s The Defenders, while Yung joined the series with season 2 of Daredevil and the team-up, which followed up the fate of her character.
Some of the things they talk about include their knowledge of comics going into the series — neither were big comic fans. Charlie tells fans that no one has talked to him about Daredevil popping up in the Avengers films. This doesn’t bother him that much, as they have been very busy with the Netflix series. He says it would be fun to do, but he’s also happy staying on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen. When asked about working with Jon Bernthal as the Punisher, Cox tells the story of how he was trying to build a rapport with the man playing Frank Castle and told him that if he needs to kick him, then go ahead. After about four takes, Cox went up to Bernthal and told him to stop kicking him; it was starting to hurt a lot.
BEHIND THE SCENES SHOOTING DAREDEVIL
One of the first topics they went into was researching their characters. Thy both said it required going into the comics to gain some insight. Charlie stated that he didn’t grow up reading comics, so he had to brush up on DAREDEVIL’s history. Charlie said that some of the comics inspired the first scripts.
He referred to a couple of comics by Jeph Loeb and Joe Quesada that he enjoyed reading. He also said he kept up to date with some of the latest issues. Elodie also explained that she didn’t grow up reading the comics before landing the role of the female assassin. The actress said she ended up getting as much material as she can to gain information on Elektra.
The next thing that the two actors talked about was the connection that they had with their respective characters. Elodie spoke about Elektra being sociopath who is capable of love. Charlie Cox discussed his connection with Matt, enjoying the opportunity to explore his humanity and struggling to make the right decisions.
Charlie got to touch on the aspects of portraying his character’s disability and his extrasensory abilities for the show. He elaborated that he often found it difficult to express his emotions as an actor since his character is blind. He even thought some of his fellow castmates were having a hard time, but not for Elodie.
The actress jumped in and told a story of their first screen test together where they couldn’t look each other in the eyes and initially thought her co-star was actually blind. Charlie finished up to say that he even found everyday tasks to be difficult as a blind person. He also explained how his other senses were shown on screen.
DAREDEVIL FAN Q&As WITH CHARLIE AND ELODIE
Jumping into the Q&A, Charlie and Elodie answered some fan questions about working on the show. Charlie answered a fan’s inquiry about the costumes saying that he found it quite comfortable wearing the iconic suit and joked about seeing how his character changes outfits in between scenes. On the other hand, Elodie said that they did feel uncomfortable at times but likes the changes made to the costumes.
Charlie and Elodie went into working with the crew and collaborating with the writers. A fan asked about the actors’ transition from film to TV with Charlie explaining the different emotions that Matt went through in two seasons and how it has changed his character. The actors were asked about possibly doing a Daredevil movie. Charlie replied to that question stating that no plans are in place yet since they are so busy with creating the show but would love the opportunity.
In another fan question about shooting in New York, Charlie spoke about filming in different parts of the city to portray Hell’s Kitchen like the comics. Charlie got to discuss the action sequences, saying that his stage combat training did come in handy. However, he had to let the professionals do the hard stunts. He recalled a time when he and Jon Bernthal had a fight scene together. Charlie said he had to tell Jon to stop after getting kicked by him.