Deborah Ann Woll Comments On How Her DAREDEVIL Role Differs To TRUE BLOOD

Deborah Ann Woll Comments On How Her DAREDEVIL Role Differs To TRUE BLOOD

While she doesn't give an awful lot away about her role in the Marvel and Netflix series, Deborah Ann Woll has talked for the first time about being cast as Karen Page in Daredevil and discusses how her role in True Blood differs to that of Matt Murdock's future love...

When you look at Deborah Ann Woll, it's not hard to understand why they would cast the True Blood star as Karen Page...even a blind man wouldn't be able to NOT fall for such a beauty! In a recent interview with zap2it, the actress was quizzed on how playing one character for so long has changed her approach to Daredevil. Though she doesn't reveal too much about her role in the highly anticipated Netflix series, hearing how Woll is approaching the character is fun to read. How Marvel have updated the character and her relationship with Matt Murdock should also be one of the most interesting aspects of the show when it debuts in 2015. What do you guys think?

"I'm already starting to notice huge differences between the two characters [in "True Blood" and "Daredevil"]. That's already kind of exciting to play. I can feel myself go, "Oh, if this was Jessica she would do this," but wanting to kind of steer differently than that. It's always going to be me in some way. I think, as an actor, that's part of it. You have to bring some of yourself to it, and that's why you have to revisit roles over and over again, so you can see different people bring themselves to the part. So it's always going to feel a little bit similar because it will always be a piece of me, but I can choose to respond differently or play things closer to the chest. It's been a really interest experience, actually, stepping outside of Jessica. It feels sort of weird. Jessica was like an old pair of jeans. I knew every rip, every stretched out spot. It just fit me just right after so many years. Karen, it's going to take a little bit of time, but I'm starting to figure out how to I fit into those clothes.

After a few years of working on one character, it was so easy to feel for [Jessica]. By Season 3, I could cry for Jessica at the drop of a hat. I cared about her as much as I care about myself, so it was just very easy to go there. Starting up with the new character [Karen] now, I remember being like, "Why is this so hard? I thought I was really good at this. I thought I had this whole emotional accessibility thing licked because it had been so easy for the last four or five years." And then I was like, "Oh, right. I've only known Karen for like four weeks as opposed to seven years." I have to do this work all over again, and maybe in two years I'll be at the point where I can cry at the drop of a hat for Karen. [ laughs] But it just takes a little bit of extra effort to get there, and making things even more real or higher stakes for yourself, whatever you've got to do to get yourself there. It's a reminder of how special it was to do that one show for seven years."
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staypuffed - 8/23/2014, 3:30 PM
Can someone tell me who Karen Page is?
DeusExSponge - 8/23/2014, 3:32 PM
staypuffed - All I know is that she's one of Daredevils love interest.
TheManFromMars - 8/23/2014, 3:33 PM

Matt Murdock's secretary and love interest, who left him to became an actress in LA, became a porn star and an adict, sold his secret identity for another dose, regretted it, was forgiven, they kept going on and off, until she was killed by Bullseye during a plot created by a dying Mysteryo.

I hope that answers it.
TheManFromMars - 8/23/2014, 3:33 PM
Also she looks really derpy in that teaser image.
staypuffed - 8/23/2014, 3:34 PM
Thanks dude! I'm not that knowledgeable on Daredevil so that's quite helpful.
batz11 - 8/23/2014, 3:39 PM
Karen Page is being played by the hottest ginger in Hollyweird, that's who ;)

McNyagano - 8/23/2014, 3:44 PM
Ok then...
MrBlackJack - 8/23/2014, 3:45 PM
Less nudity.
JoJo1982 - 8/23/2014, 3:50 PM
Those eyes!!!
NovaCorpsFan - 8/23/2014, 3:53 PM
How very actress-y of her.
kevberg - 8/23/2014, 3:54 PM
she also got aids in that kevin smith miniseries. dont forget that.
TheManFromMars - 8/23/2014, 4:00 PM

I didn't feel like bringing it up because she's killed one or two issues later anyways. I was also not completely sure if she actually got AIDS or if that was another one of Quentin Beck's lies.
mctrinket - 8/23/2014, 4:06 PM
Nude, please. Ginger!
ScottMontgomery - 8/23/2014, 4:14 PM
I hope this show is a mix between Frank Miller's Daredevil and the current Mark Waid run.
CrimsonFlash - 8/23/2014, 4:15 PM
So hot. I feel bad for her. That character does not have a good go of it.
CrimsonFlash - 8/23/2014, 4:17 PM
DD is one of those character dear to my heart where i really want panel for panel of Miller, Brubaker, Bendis runs. Such great stories and writing. Very little would need to be changed to make it a good tv show. I need to see that scene with the king pin on the hood of a car. DD is the kingpin of hells kitchen!
KINGPEN266 - 8/23/2014, 4:18 PM
typicalfanboy - 8/23/2014, 4:23 PM
can't wait for season 2 aka born again when she becomes an adult film "star" and addict, who gives up daredevil's identity to the kingpin.
GL - 8/23/2014, 4:46 PM
They've turned her character into nothing but a whore on True Blood
CherryBomb - 8/23/2014, 4:56 PM
I just adore her.
She's so well spoken and actually cares about her work, which is great to see. You can tell she's so humbled by True Blood and I'm so happy for her being a part of the Marvel universe.
CherryBomb - 8/23/2014, 4:57 PM
I wish she'd reveal whether she's going blonde or not!

batz11 - 8/23/2014, 5:10 PM
Aw Cherry, love that pic of her as a blonde...
batz11 - 8/23/2014, 5:11 PM
But is it really blonde there? or is the yellow just making her red hair look kinda blonde? hmmm...
Kipstery - 8/23/2014, 5:14 PM
She was blonde at Comic-Con and I asked her if she'd be staying blonde for Daredevil and she said yeah.
CherryBomb - 8/23/2014, 5:15 PM

No, she's not blonde there, it's just the lighting and her hair is more faded. I just chose that pic because it's the closest one I could find to her actually having blonde hair.
CherryBomb - 8/23/2014, 5:17 PM
Well, it was strawberry blonde at comic con!
Not very blonde but if that's the look they're going for then hell yeah I'm hugely happy!

TheManFromMars - 8/23/2014, 5:19 PM

Marvel Studios always seem to go with "Dirty"/Strawberry blonde color for their Blonde and, sometimes, red-haired characters. Ex.: Steve Rogers, Pepper Potts.
Inhuman - 8/23/2014, 5:27 PM
She's gorgeous. I love this girl.
batz11 - 8/23/2014, 5:47 PM
I gotcha, thanks...yeah, she is amazingly gorgeous, blonde, red, probably brunette, etc....

Thought I read her boyfriend is seeing impaired? Don't know if he's completely blind or not...should definitely add to her role...
TheManFromMars - 8/23/2014, 5:49 PM

Really? Talk about method acting!
CherryBomb - 8/23/2014, 5:52 PM

Yeah, they're a beautiful couple. I think that's one of the reasons why she's passionate about this project, she gets to play a serious love interest for a hugely popular blind superhero! She herself has raised so much awareness to her boyfriends condition and this can be another platform for her to raise even more awareness.

TheManFromMars - 8/23/2014, 5:56 PM
@CherryBomb @batz11

Oh, my! That's so cool! I really had no idea!
SuperCat - 8/23/2014, 6:02 PM
Yeah, we wanna see some nips.
batz11 - 8/23/2014, 6:13 PM
@SuperCat So does her boyfriend...

DrKinsolving - 8/23/2014, 6:14 PM

That's awesome, no wonder she's so passionate about the role, it must be a trip for her boyfriend too, and she's gorgeous, can't wait for this show....
TheManFromMars - 8/23/2014, 6:15 PM


...that was awful.
Sorry for filling up your inbox, btw
DrKinsolving - 8/23/2014, 6:16 PM

Low Blow

batz11 - 8/23/2014, 6:17 PM
I know, I almost didn't pull the trigger on that one...but SC floated a soft-ball in there, couldn't resist...I think it's honorable for her and her beau to try to bring awareness, guess it's some disease that took his sight...also, they met on -- hope for anyone if that's the case...could you imagine coming across her profile online?
DrKinsolving - 8/23/2014, 6:19 PM

Damn, I can't imagine, haha.... this is the first I'm hearing about the relationship, definitely a lucky guy
batz11 - 8/23/2014, 6:25 PM
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