How tough was the role physically?
It's the hardest thing I've ever done in my life, physically. It was just night after night and day after day of fighting!
How does Daredevil compare to other comic book heroes?
Daredevil stands out because he's real. He's superhuman, not a superhero. He is an ordinary guy who happens to have these incredibly acute senses. He is compelled to be out in the world taking care of crimes, one at a time. He's not about saving the whole world. He's about saving his own neighbourhood, a ten-block radius. And it's not the huge crimes he's interested in. It's saving a little boy from being beaten or saving a woman from being raped.
What drives Elektra?
She's driven by vengeance. She's a very dark woman. But the great thing about this movie is that it starts with her falling in love. What was fun about playing her was that I got to play both the tenderness and the blissfulness of falling in love, and also her vengeful darker side.
What was the appeal of this role for you?
It's been the most fun addition to my career. I'm thrilled. This character chooses brain over brawn, first of all. She can take care of herself and she doesn't need a man for anything. She's completely capable and at the same time, she's not afraid of her femininity.