Interview: Charlie Cox and Rosario Dawson chats about Marvel’s Daredevil


Meet Matt Murdock.  A blind New York City attorney who becomes blinded during a tragic accident as a boy but becomes imbued with extraordinary senses.  He fights for justice with more than just his legal expertise–he is the masked vigilante known as Daredevil.  Netflix released Daredevil on April 10 to excited Marvel comics fans.  It was met with an overzealous response–they have been picked up for season 2 just ten days after their premiere!  Charlie Cox, who plays Daredevil, along with Rosario Dawson, who plays nurse Claire Temple joined reporters to talk about Marvel’s “Daredevil”.

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CHARLIE COX as Matt Murdock aka Daredevil

Charlie Cox is an English actor known for his roles as Tristan Thorn in the film “Stardust” and as Owen Slater in HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”.  Other tv roles include “Downtown Abbey” & “Moby Dick”. He has also been in numerous films, including “The Theory Of Everything”, “A is  for Andromeda”, and “The Merchant Of Venice” to name a few.  He is the third person to portray Marvel’s Daredevil after Rex Smith and Ben Affleck. He is also the first non-American to play this popular superhero.

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ROSARIO DAWSON as Claire Temple aka Night Nurse

Rosario is a native New Yorker who made her acting debut in the controversial “Kids”.  This was just the beginning, as she was continued on to other films such as “He Got Game”, “Men In Black II”, “The Rundown”, “25th Hour”, Clerks 2″, “Alexander”, “Eagle Eye”, “Josie and the Pussycats”, Quentin Tarantino’s “Grindhouse”, and “Robert Rodriguez’s “Sin City” to name a few.  She won a 2005 Satellite Award for her role as Mimi Marquez in the film “Rent” and received the Half-Life Award for “Supporting Actress of the Year” at the 2008 Cine Vegas International Film Festival for “Explicit Ills” alongside  Sam Rockwell, Viggo Mortensen and Don Cheadle.  When not acting, she is very active in political, social and environmental causes and  involved with organizations/charities/campaigns such as Amnesty International, the Lower East Side Girls Club, Global Cool, the O.N.E. Campaign, Parents, and Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG).  She co-founded Voto Latino, a nonpartisan organization that empowers Latino Millennials to claim a better future for themselves and their community.

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Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson) nurses injured hero Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) back to health

Charlie Cox talks about doing stunts on the show (including that amazing hallway scene in episode 2), how Daredevil in the comic book has changed over the years, and his all time favorite scene for season 1.  Rosario Dawson discusses the unique realistic attributes of Daredevil, how the definition of a hero and a bad are grey vs. black and white, and how anything can happen in the Marvel Universe.  Don’t miss this interview of these incredibly talented actors as they talk about “Daredevil”!

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Justice is blind.  This show opens our eyes to how justice is served –the Marvel way.  We are taken into the world one of the Avengers, where bad guys such as King Pin rule Hell’s Kitchen.  The dark film noir pallette adds to that feel.  Greys are the norm and black and white of good and evil are the exception in this superhero world.  Daredevil does get injured.  King Pin actually has feelings.  Your friends are your enemies and your enemies are your friends.

You want to find out more? Watch Netflix.  And if you don’t want to wait another week for the next episode, then grab a bag of microwave popcorn, press play, and get ready for a nonstop marathon of tear jerker and action packed scenes that transports you back to the comic book world that Marvel knows oh so well.

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Twitter:  @Daredevil  / #Daredevil


Rosario Dawson is on social media!

Twitter:  @rosariodawson


Courtesy of Netflix