Charlie Cox is known for his outstanding acting as the devil of Hell’s Kitchen. The character is canonically blind. The actor has held the role since 2015, reprising his role three years after the end of daredevil in 2021 with Spider-Man: No Coming Home. Her return to the role created an uproar of excitement among fans. Going back to his older interviews during the show’s third season; the question of how he acted as a man who saw without his eyes arose.
When asked if he did anything special to star in the show, Charlie Cox said he originally bought a pair of contact lenses to help him not see. Literally blinding him so he could play Matt Murdock better.
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Charlie Cox runs blind on the set of Daredevil
Charlie Cox bought a pair of contact lenses to help him literally get a blind eye to his cast. It didn’t help those around him so much that it became problematic for the rest of the crew as they had to guide the actor around the set to help him. He kept the lenses for the first episode of the series but later chose to get rid of them due to the nuisance they caused.
He then decided to learn and observe a man who had been legally blind for over 20 years. He adapted to his surroundings and his cast mates, making sure he didn’t stare at them properly while he did his scenes. Although he could still see, he copied the man’s way. Due to Daredevil’s powers, the actor needed to be able to see because although the character is legally blind, he can still sense his surroundings, so much so that he doesn’t necessarily need a cane or help with day-to-day functioning. life.
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Charlie Cox interacts with his cast while playing Daredevil
Daredevil may wear a balaclava when running around Hell’s Kitchen, but Matt Murdock doesn’t always have his eyes covered. So when interacting with his cast, Cox would often look anywhere but those standing in front of him. Deborah Ann Wall, the actress who played Karen Page said in an interview that she often forgot he was supposed to be acting blind and began to wonder why. The defenders the actor was not looking at her.
Cox often slipped though. He watched Wall as the plans focused on her to further strengthen the connection that would otherwise be difficult to find due to the lack of eye contact.
Charlie Cox’s final appearance as Daredevil was in She-Hulk: Lawyer and would reprise the role again in his next series Daredevil: Born Again expected release in 2024.
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