DAREDEVIL Season 2: Rosario Dawson Teases Punisher, Raised Stakes

     June 18, 2015


It was little more than a month ago when we learned that Rosario Dawson would be returning to Netflix’s second season of Daredevil to reprise her role as Claire Temple, aka Night Nurse. Now, Dawson is apparently very excited to talk about returning to the character, following through on her story arc, and possible crossovers with Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. She also commented on the recent addition of Jon Bernthal as the Punisher.

MTV caught up with Dawson while she was attending E3 2015 to talk up her work with “Call of Duty: Black Ops III.” Here are her thoughts on why the fans connected with her Daredevil character so much:

“She’s funny, she’s wry, she’s strong — she’s built for that world, because she’s great under pressure. She’s someone — hero or not — you’d want to have in a dire situation… I really just liked her arc all the way through.”


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Dawson also touched on just what makes Claire different and where her character will go from here:

“I’m looking forward to seeing where that goes, because her eyes have been opened up to this other world — and she’s crossed the line. You know, this is someone who helps people, and she’s been violent now but seeing the need for it. I think there’s a lot that she’s having to grapple with, and I think that’s what’s exciting about using this show to explore street-level characters: it makes it that much more closer to us.”

Fans of the comicbook version of Night Nurse might be curious to know Dawson’s thoughts on the changes present in the TV version, and where else we might find her character:

“Even just having Night Nurse and Claire Temple come together was already changing the Marvel Universe,” Dawson continued. “So it just feels like, A) I finally get to join Marvel. I get to do it in a way that’s completely altering the universe, which is awesome. And then, B) I have no idea where it’s going to go, because here I was having a fling with Matt Murdock, and now Luke Cage is coming up, and Jessica Jones.”


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Last but not least, here is Dawson’s reaction to the inclusion of Punisher:

“That’s going to raise the stakes so much more, because Matt Murdock almost behaves like the Punisher in the first season,” she said. “[Matt] crosses the line quite often, so it’s going to be really interesting to see how they differentiate them and where that goes.”

Be sure to head over to MTV for more from Dawson, and get caught up with all of our continuing Daredevil coverage here.


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