Daredevil star Deborah Ann Woll says she’s struggling with self-doubt over a lack of getting roles after the Marvel series came to an end.
Marvel’s Daredevil was canceled in late November to disappointment from both its countless fans and stars, who found the death sentence to be extremely premature. Despite being cancelled, Daredevil is still revered as one of the best superhero television shows of all-time, as well as the best of the Netflix/Marvel batch. The show’s cast members were praised to no end, with particular admiration going to the main three leads — Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Eldon Henson (Foggy Nelson), and Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page).
Despite being such a prominent part of the show, as well as The Defenders and The Punisher, Deborah Ann Woll recently stated that she’s struggling with “self-doubt” over a lack of roles since the entire Marvel/Netflix slate was canceled. In a recent interview with Joe Quesada, Marvel’s creative director, Ann Woll discussed when she’ll work again and her self-doubt.
“I’m just really wondering whether I’ll get to work again, whether anyone wants to work with me again, and whether I still have it, all of those scary things. And part of my brain goes, ‘No, you’re just being crazy, calm down.’ But the part of me that loves acting and the problem with being an artist and an actor, and any of these professions where you put a piece of your soul into your work, is that it becomes a part of your identity.”
Deborah Ann Woll has had a prominent career on the small screen since the late 2000s when she began to star on the HBO drama True Blood. Once her stint on the vampire-drama ended, Ann Woll merged with the Netflix family to bring audiences Karen Page on Daredevil. In-between her television roles, the Daredevil actress also received a few film roles, but the well seems to have gone dry for her. The actress revealed that the lack of roles is having a huge personal toll on her, even bringing to light how she was in this state even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“If I’m not acting, I’m not sure who I am. And since it’s been so long since I’ve really gotten to do it, I’m struggling a little bit with how to maintain my self worth, my sense of my own value. . . . I haven’t had an acting job since, and that’s been really hard for me. So even before COVID kind of flipped the world on its head, I was struggling with this.”
Since Daredevil came to an end, Deborah Ann Woll has starred in The Punisher’s final season and the film Escape Room, though it does seem evident that she filmed these projects when she was still on the Charlie Cox-led series. Unfortunately, the entire film indsutry seems to be on hold at the moment by virtue of the global pandemic, but here’s hoping that a casting director is paying attention and will give Ann Woll the roles she deserves.
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Here is the synopsis for the third season of Daredevil:
Missing for months, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) reemerges a broken man, putting into question his future as both vigilante Daredevil and lawyer Matthew Murdock. But when his archenemy Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio) is released from prison, Matt must choose between hiding from the world, or embracing his destiny as a hero.
Daredevil season 3 stars Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Joanne Whalley, Jay Ali, Wilson Bethel, Stephen Rider, and Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk.
Daredevil is now available on Netflix.
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