'Daredevil' star Charlie Cox talks about his character and how his body is recovering from stunt work
Best known for his roles as Tristan Thorn in 'Stardust', Cox traded his period roles for a superhero costume when the series first premiered on Netflix in 2015
Being the star of Marvel's 'Daredevil', British actor Charlie Cox, who plays the suit-wearing, crime-fighting lead, has definitely done justice to his character even though he wasn't the most obvious choice to play Matt Murdock. Best known for his roles as Tristan Thorn in 'Stardust' or as a Prohibition-era enforcer in 'Boardwalk Empire', Cox traded his period roles for a superhero costume when the series first premiered on Netflix in 2015.
The Devil is out. Season 3 of Marvel's Daredevil is now streaming, only on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/2UUUyyizIW— Daredevil (@Daredevil) October 19, 2018
In an interview with news.com.au Cox revealed what one can expect from the new episodes that have just premiered on Netflix and how his body is currently recovering from months of stunt work. To start off, he talks about the new Daredevil that we see in the trailer. In it Daredevil appears to be an illustration of what he fears he would become.
"I thought it was fantastic. When I read it, I couldn’t wait. I was super, super excited. As you can tell from the trailer, we had great fun exploring that. You’ve got Daredevil fighting Daredevil, literally," the star said. "But it’s also a wonderful metaphor for what he’s going through emotionally this season, which is that he’s grappling with who he is."
He then talks about how it has been a challenge each time they get a new showrunner, especially since he plays the lead role. "It has been a challenge, and every time we change showrunners, I’ve been very nervous because I’ve felt like we’ve come off the back of a very strong season," he said. The 'Daredevil' actor then continued: "So when we lose a showrunner, I’m always gutted because what if we don’t get someone who’s as good. But it’s a testament to Jeph Loeb and the guys at Marvel that they’ve found consistently amazing writers and (season three showrunner) Erik (Oleson) took it to a whole new level."
Following that, he spoke about his recovery ritual and how he takes ice baths like other actors who play physically demanding roles. "I do the ice baths. But I’ve also started doing something called cryotherapy where you stand in a box and they pump freezing cold nitrogen into the box. It’s meant to be really good for decreasing inflammation and everything — that’s been helpful," he said. Apart from cryotherapy, he stated he also started doing a lot more yoga which has helped in preparation for fight sequences.
Get ready to let the Devil out. pic.twitter.com/sGHgYWLa8g— Daredevil (@Daredevil) October 17, 2018
Season 3 of Marvel's 'Daredevil' is now streaming, only on Netflix.