Before we start let’s just put up a disclaimer that there are some mild SPOILERS here for Season 3 of Daredevil, now it’s nothing that will spoil the story itself, but at the same time if you want to go in completely cold, then perhaps you should come back and read this at least once you are a few episodes into the show. Cool?
Ok so the title above would have read “when he is inside Matt Murdock’s head.” One of the interesting aspects of Daredevil Season 3 is how they show what is going on inside a characters head, we see Fisk himself at times as if he is back in the past looking through people’s memories and the most prominent use of this is Matt Murdock himself, who talks to both his Father Jack who died when he was only a child, and to his nemesis, Wilson Fisk himself.
This proves to be a very interesting way to have more scenes between Fisk and Murdoch, played by D’Onofrio and Charlie Cox respectively. For me, this works really well, because the reality is that Murdoch and Fisk don’t share much regular screen time in Season 3, despite the entire season revolving around a conflict between the two men. Now, full disclosure I am currently only on episode 10 of Season 3, and right now I think it’s the best show Netflix have filmed with the Marvel license.
D’Onofrio spoke with Collider in a phone interview and they asked the Kingpin actor how he went about playing the character during these scenes, given that they are not the real Wilson Fisk, here is what the actor said.
“Yeah, they’re in Daredevil’s head. It was interesting. It was very stylistic and fun, in that way. Charlie had a lot to say in those meetings ‘cause it’s his thoughts. We always made sure that the two of us were in sync with what he was thinking, so that it matched the performance. We tried to get as close as two individuals can. And there was some changes in the voice. That voice that I use for Fisk is very emotional. For those conversations, I controlled the cadence and sped it up a bit and made it more stabbing. It was still emotional, but quicker and more stabbing. It’s different than when he speaks, in real life, on the show.“
If you have not yet started Season 3 yet, or have only stepped tentatively into the first episode then let me tell you that this one so far has been a classic. D’Onofrio is amazing as Wilson Fisk in this season, so much so that for me he reacquires the title of the MCU’s best villain. And yes, you can really see the difference in the performance from the real Fisk to that which is conjured up in Matt Murdoch’s head. Outstanding work.
I hope to have a full review of the season for our readers a little later this week, after all, I need time to actually finish it.
What do you think of D’Onofrio’s comments, have you managed to binge watch Daredevil Season 3 already? Share any thoughts you have in the comments below, but let’s be careful of the big SPOILERS if you don’t mind.
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