Charlie Cox recently admitted that he has not watched any of the She-Hulk series on Disney+.
Whether it’s Star Wars, Ghostbusters, or Marvel, nobody complains about a fandom more than its hardcore fans. Case in point, fans of the Charlie Cox Daredevil series on Netflix were not happy when the actor returned as the character for last year’s She-Hulk on Disney+. Now, Cox has admitted he hasn’t seen the show. Not even the episodes he starred in!
Charlie Cox is currently in the middle of an eight-month shoot for Daredevil: Born Again, the character’s upcoming Disney series that serves as The Man Without Fear’s first proper adventure in the MCU. The actor took time out of his busy schedule to appear at ICCCon in Nashville, Tennessee, where, as We Got This Covered reports, the actor made his startling confession. The London-born Cox was discussing his approach to acting on a series like She-Hulk with its lighthearted tone, vs. the grimdark Daredevil when he let it slip that he hadn’t watched the series yet.
Sitting next to Daredevil: Born Again co-star Vincent D’Onofrio, Charlie Cox mentioned, “[I] actually haven’t seen that episode” in regard to his guest appearance on She-Hulk. The 40-year-old admitted to seeing snippets from the Tatiana Maslany-led series during ADR sessions and said it “seems fun.” Matt Murdock’s role on She-Hulk involved a lot less brooding than his Netflix series and a lot more hooking up with giant green ladies, which some fans didn’t care for one bit.
It’s important to point out that Charlie Cox’s dark and frowny hero from Defenders does some goofy stuff in his comic book iteration. Everything from inventing a brother, “Mike Murdock,” that’s really Matt Murdock in disguise, to wearing a big red sweatshirt that says “I’m not Daredevil” in big letters on the front. Oh, and did we mention that run where he was swinging around NYC with a baby strapped to his back courtesy of Kevin Smith? Suddenly that walk-of-shame scene the morning after Daredevil and She-Hulk get together isn’t so bad, is it?
In other words, there’s more than one way to interpret a character, something Charlie Cox knows all too well. Cox described playing a lighter version of Daredevil on She-Hulk as “a good opportunity” to try his hand at a breezier take on the character Stan Lee used to call “Ol’ Hornhead.” The actor called the role a “really cool experiment” to see if he could take Daredevil and play him a little more jovial without losing what fans—and Cox himself—love about the character.
In all fairness, Charlie Cox not watching She-Hulk shouldn’t be taken as him making any sort of statement about the quality of the show. It’s very common for actors not to watch their own work once it’s completed. For a lot of them, living a movie or series as a participant is enough of an experience that watching it as a spectator pales in comparison.