We chat with Elodie Yung about Daredevil Season 2, becoming Elektra, and living up to fanboy expectations.
The promos and internet chatter about Daredevil Season 2 have been intensely focused on The Punisher, the forceful anti-hero that arrives to challenge Matt Murdock’s sense of justice and what it means to be a hero, but The Punisher isn’t the only Marvel heavyweight on hand for the Netflix series’ second season. Elodie Yung makes a surprising entrance as assassin Elektra, bringing even more turmoil to Hell’s Kitchen.
When Elektra (Yung) appears on Daredevil, she and Matt Murdock already have a complicated past. Choosing the worst possible time to remerge, just as Matt is in the midst of dealing with the murderous Frank Castle, Elektra arrives with her own designs on our hero. We got to speak with Yung by phone about Daredevil season two, how Elektra shakes things up, and the series’ intense action. Continue reading Daredevil Interview: Elodie Yung on Elektra
The Hollywood Reporter spoke with Yung about bringing Elektra to life, whether or not she’s actually a sociopath like her creator Frank Miller intended her to be and more.
Before you signed on to Daredevil, had you seen the 2005 Elektra movie?
I had not. I had no idea who Elektra was. When the producers asked me before I booked the job, I had to tell them. It was a great surprise when I actually got the job. I did some research before the last round of auditions, and that’s when I got really excited because she’s such a rich, complex character. Continue reading Elodie Yung talks about her iconic Marvel character Elektra
The French-Cambodian actress explains why the femme fatale is more than just a sociopath.
Something unexpected happened on Netflix last year. Daredevil, the gritty Marvel entry about a blind hero in Hell’s Kitchen, became, at least according to one report, the most watched original series on the streaming service. Thanks to overwhelmingly positive word of mouth and strong performances, the gritty show gained traction outside the usual cape-loving crowd. But one of the most intriguing elements of Season 1—Vincent D’Onofrio’snuanced, villainous Kingpin—is out of commission in Season 2. Marvel drafted two classic Daredevilcomic-book characters, Punisher and Elektra, to take his place. And it’s the latter—a dangerous, nimble ninja-assassin played by French-Cambodian actress Élodie Yung—who steals the entire show. In advance of the second season’s premiere, Yung spoke with VF.com about tackling the explosive legacy of Daredevil’s femme fatale. Continue reading How Élodie Yung walked away with Daredevil Season 2
We know that the upcoming second season of Marvel’s Daredevil will introduce Elodie Yung as Elektra, one of the original comic book’s most popular characters. EW just dropped our first look photo of the Netflix series’ mercenary assassin — albeit without any weapons or her signature scarlet costume.
Elektra is described as “a mysterious woman from Matt Murdock’s past whose dangerous and exotic ways may be more than he can handle.” The first season of Daredevil made reference to a certain “Greek girl” in a flashback scene, which fans recognized as a likely nod to Elektra. Continue reading DAREDEVIL: Elektra’s firt look and first trailer
The Marvel/Netflix Daredevil series began shooting its second season recently and, after a brief mention in an episode, we know that one of the most important people from Matt Murdock’s (Charlie Cox) past will be showing up in his present, in the shape of Elektra. Now we also know who will be playing her on screen, as Elodie Yung has won the role.
Yung, probably still best known for her work in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and G.I. Joe: Retaliation, will play the Greek-born trained assassin, originally created by Frank Miller, who inspires both passion and pain in our hero. Continue reading Elodie Yung cast as Elektra in Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ series