How Playing ‘Daredevil’ Ruined Charlie Cox’s ‘Star Wars’ Audition’

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Charlie Cox’s Star Wars audition was ruined by his role on ‘Daredevil’.

Acting can be extremely challenging and when you move from one movie role to the next, it can be extremely frustrating. Just ask Charlie Cox.

Charlie Cox recently had an interview with the Hollywood Reporter to discuss his upcoming role in an off-Broadway production called Icognito. In the interview, Cox revealed playing Matt Murdock in Daredevil ruined his audition for Star Wars. 

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.

That’s right: Cox has gotten so used to playing blind as Matt Murdock, he  kept forgetting to make eye contact when auditioning for other roles. It’s nice to see him so committed to acting in the Netflix series, even if it ends up making him unable to act in any other TV show or movie.

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