Charlie Cox Briefly Blinded Himself For Season One Of ‘Daredevil’

Charlie Cox has been praised for his role as Matt Murdock/Daredevil in the Netflix series, and in a recent interview with Screen Geek he opens up about a particular aspect of his taking on the character that may have helped propel his performance:

“I don’t know if you know this [or not] but on the first season, I was trying to figure out how to do it. I went to this specialist, an opticianist – and I had these lenses made that were identical to my eyes but they completely blinded me. You put them in and I couldn’t see a thing and I thought great, I’ll do that and I don’t have to do any acting. The problem with that was that after every take, someone from the crew had to come and get me and lead me away and kind of sit me down. After the second day, I was like this is going to get really old, really quick.”


Method acting shows to really pay off in a role such as this. Even though he didn’t continue using the blinding lenses for all of season 1, or at all during season 2, using them in the first place proved to be very beneficial to Cox.

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Source: Screen Rant