How Élodie Yung walked away with Daredevil Season 2

How Élodie Yung walked away with Daredevil Season 2

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

DAREDEVIL: Elektra’s firt look and first trailer

DAREDEVIL: Elektra’s firt look and first trailer

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

Elodie Yung cast as Elektra in Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ series

Elodie Yung cast as Elektra in Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ series

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

Elodie Yung joins the ‘Gods of Egypt’

Elodie Yung joins the ‘Gods of Egypt’

French actress Elodie Yung is following her turn in last year’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation with her next Hollywood actioner. She’s been cast as the goddess Hathor in Summit Entertainment’s Gods of Egypt opposite Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Chadwick Boseman and Geoffrey Rush. Continue reading Elodie Yung joins the ‘Gods of Egypt’

G.I JOE: Elodie talks about her costume, working blind, and more.

G.I JOE: Elodie talks about her costume, working blind, and more.

If you saw the first G.I. Joe movie, you might have noticed Jinx in the background of two scenes (she was training in the P.I.T.T. and in the background of General Hawk’s speech).  However, in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, not only is Jinx being played by a new actress (Elodie Yung), her character has been given a lot more screentime including some major action sequences with Snake Eyes.  If you’re familiar with the G.I. Joe cartoons and comics, you’re definitely going to see a few things you recognize. Continue reading G.I JOE: Elodie talks about her costume, working blind, and more.

Elodie Yung in talks to join “G.I. Joe 2”

Elodie Yung in talks to join “G.I. Joe 2”

With Dwayne Johnson already in talks to “bring it” as Roadblock, the Never Say Never director Jon Chu is ready to up G.I. Joe 2‘s sex appeal ante by adding French actress Elodie Yung.

Yung is best known for her portrayal of Tao in Patrick Alessandrin’s 2009 genre attention-grabber District 13: Ultimatum, where she was a tattooed badass who took out corrupt cops using a knife tucked away in her ponytail. For Chu’s Hasbro action-adventure flick, she’s wanted to play Jinx, a young California woman who finds out she has family ties to a ninja clan during a fateful trip to Japan and becomes a full-fledged Joe. She’s recruited to the military team by fellow ninja master Snake Eyes. Continue reading Elodie Yung in talks to join “G.I. Joe 2”