“Daredevil” star Charlie Cox almost left Hell’s Kitchen behind for a trip to a galaxy far, far away. During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he recalled a high profile project he auditioned for, only to lose out on the role because he forgot to make eye contact.
“I had gone to an audition — one of those things that are super secretive and they don’t tell you, but I’m pretty sure it was for the ‘Han Solo’ reboot — and halfway through it, the casting director stopped me and said, ‘Why aren’t you looking at me?’ I realized I had gotten into a habit of not making eye contact, because the only thing I had done for two years is play someone who is blind,” he shared. “I never got invited back, probably because they couldn’t figure out why I was acting like a complete idiot.”
The “Han Solo” reboot Cox mentions here is likely the upcoming “Han Solo” film, which will be part of Disney’s “Star Wars” anthology series; the role eventually went to Alden Ehrenreich, who was officially announced last month.
Cox is best known for his role as the blind superhero Daredevil. He has played the character for a full two seasons and will reprise the role in “Defenders,” which will unite him characters like Jessica Jones and Luke Cage.
While you won’t catch Cox piloting the Millennium Falcon any time soon, you can still see him in Marvel’s “Daredevil,” which is currently streaming on Netflix.
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