Marvel Didn’t tell Charlie Cox About Daredevil’s Blindness!

Marvel Didn’t tell Charlie Cox About Daredevil’s Blindness!

Marvel Didn’t tell Charlie Cox About Daredevil’s Blindness!

Last Night, Charlie Cox – star of Netflix’s Daredevil, did an interview on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Cox says when he first received the role to play hell’s kitchens blind lawyer, he found that the internet had a lot to say about it!

Cox’s mother sent him a little gem from the internet that he found to be hilarious!

“I don’t know this guy, but I don’t like his face,” Cox recalled.

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Cox admits he wasn’t familiar with the Daredevil comic books, nor was he even aware that the Ben Affleck 2003 Daredevil film was even related to Marvel.

Meyers then asked him if he knew in the casting process that Marvel was pursuing him for the role of Daredevil.

“They sent me the mock sides taken from the script – with different names – and the project was titled untitled something and in the body of the email from my agents they said, ‘We believe this is to be Daredevil,'” Cox explained to Meyers. “And then there was a long character description that said: redhead, tall, athletic, gymnastic, strong, like 14-something words. I had a friend of mine – the audition was the next day – I was thinking I just got to learn these lines. And he said, ‘I think — isn’t Daredevil blind?’ And I said — and I didn’t have time for this — and I was like, ‘No, dude, I’m pretty sure they would have told me if the guy was blind.’ I had to email them back, ‘Is Daredevil blind?’ And then the email back, 2 minutes later said, ‘Oh yeah and he’s blind.'”

He then went on to explain how he had prepared with a visually impaired person to get into the mindset of the character. Cox observed his mentor’s technique and what he did with his eyes so that he could emulate that into his take of Matt Murdock.


Daredevil will begin on Netflix, April 10th!

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