I think at this point, we can all agree that Charlie Cox's acting in Daredevil is fairly amazing, right? Not simply because of the nuance he's brought to the role of Matt Murdock/Daredevil, but because he's had to pretend to be blind the entire time and does it convincingly enough so that we forget he's not.
Unfortunately, playing Daredevil so convincingly cost Cox his chance at what was very likely the Star Wars Universe. Probably because Disney didn't want to cross the streams, with Cox being a star in its Marvel Universe and then playing a major character in another of its properties in Star Wars, right? That would make sense.
But no, the reason is actually much more funny. See, we're not the only ones who sometimes forget Cox isn't actually blind — turns out, he does, too. The actor shared the story to The Hollywood Reporter in a new interview:
"I had gone to an audition — one of those things that are super secretive and they don’t tell you, but I’m pretty sure it was for the Han Solo reboot— and halfway through it, the casting director stopped me and said, ‘Why aren’t you looking at me?’ I realized I had gotten into a habit of not making eye contact, because the only thing I had done for two years is play someone who is blind. I never got invited back, probably because they couldn’t figure out why I was acting like a complete idiot.”
Charlie Cox, accidental method actor. Along with Ben Affleck's DVD commentary for Armageddon, I am loving these anecdotes from actors today.
In case you're wondering just how much work it took for Cox to immerse himself in the role of Matt Murdock, check out this interview of the actor discussing everything he did to become Daredevil:
Crazy, right? But all that work has paid off.
No word yet on when Season 3 will be hitting Netflix, but we can maybe expect it will be some time next spring, just like the last two seasons, though that could change with more Marvel-based Netflix series to fit into the schedule. In the meantime, we still have two more Marvel properties to look forward to before the end of the year: Netflix's Luke Cage, set to drop on Friday, September 30, and Doctor Strange, due to hit theaters on Friday, November 4.
Which Netflix series are you most looking forward to?