Continuing casting confirmations for Marvel’s The Defenders, Marvel Entertainment has announced Elodie Yung will return as Elektra for the series. This was almost to be expected given the finale of Marvel’s Daredevil Season 2 and the “Hand”-themed teaser for the series that debuted at San Diego Comic-Con. Continue reading Elodie Yung Will Return as Elektra for The Defenders
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