Daredevil's sophomore season is less than a month away from being released on Netflix, but audiences are still getting new glimpses.
In a new 15-second teaser tweeted out by Marvel today, Elodie Yung finally showed off her fighting skills as Elektra. The slow-motion teaser also provides a decent first look at Elektra's new costume and the sai weaponry she'll use in the show to slash her way through enemies. Unlike in the comic books, Yung's Elektra will also wear a mask in the series.
In an interview with Marvel, Yung said to prepare for the role, which she knew little about, she delved into the Elektra: Assassin series, learning as much as she could about the superhero. Yung said that despite watching the first season of Daredevil, she wasn't well versed in the world and having access to a variety of comic books about her character — both in and outside of the world of Daredevil — was crucial to the way she approached the role.
"I really think I tried to capture the essence of Elektra," Yung said. "And then, as any character that I play, I really tried to dig inside me and try to reach real emotions and transpose that in her world, in who she is."
Yung noted that unlike with other characters, she couldn't create an emotional connection between her and Elektra. As she pointed out, Elektra is a bit of a sociopath who's unable to form connections with those around her. The best she could do, Yung said, was to try and understand her character. Through doing that, the actress said that she ended up taking pity on Elektra and throughout the filming process, founder herself forgiving her character for some of the deeds she was committing.
"It's difficult for me to explain, but I think Elektra is searching for who she is," Yung said. "And in this search for herself, I could relate and empathize."
One of the things Yung could empathize with the most was Elektra's unwavering love for Matt Murdock, also known as Daredevil, and Yung acknowledged that the only reason Elektra returned to Hell's Kitchen was to be with him. Or at the very least, near him.
Yung added that she loved playing Elektra, and loved spending time with the stunt team to learn a variety of martial arts, including Muay Thai, Krav Maga and Capoeira, for physically intense fight scenes.
Yung's Elektra will join Jon Bernthal's Punisher as one of the main characters that Daredevil will have to face off against this season.
The second season of Daredevil, which stars Charlie Cox as the titular superhero, will be made available on March 18.