Vincent D’Onofrio Discusses Kingpin Role & DAREDEVIL Series

August 21, 20140 Comments

Vincent D’Onofrio, best known for his roles in Full Metal Jacket, The Cell, Men in Black and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, will be playing Wilson Fisk aka The Kingpin in Marvel and Netflix’s upcoming Daredevil series. What does he have to say about the villainous role? Here are some excerpts from an interview he did with Screen Crush.

On his experience filming the show so far:

“I gotta tell you, I couldn’t be working for nicer people. I really am. I’m just having a great time. The whole — the way that we’re shooting it, our Daredevil, everybody that’s in the show, is just going so well. Tonight we have a big fight scene that’s happening. It’s the first time you see my character do something physical.”

On a potential crossover with the MCU:

“Well, I think they have some kind of plan. I’m not really allowed to discuss what the plan is, but they have a plan. I think the beginning of the plan is series stuff with Netflix, and then they have a bigger plan to branch out, but I wouldn’t be able to tell you specifically what that is.”

On what we can expect from his take on this character:

“I think – it’s not just me, by the way, it’s the writer. It’s Stephen DeKnight, it’s Jeph Loeb at Marvel, it’s the scripts, and it’s me. I think it’s gonna be the … I hope — I should say – I hope it’s gonna be the new way to look at Wilson Fisk. I think that there will be no other Wilson Fisk but this one after we’re all done with it. That’s what we’re hoping for.”

On the extremely positive reaction to his casting:

It seems to be working really well, yeah.

Whether fan reactions get inside his head:

No, I love it. It’s like when you’re doing a play and you feel the audience before you walk out for your first cue, you know? That feeling is quite something. When you do a play, you do so many performances. You show up in the dressing room after your 100th performance and you’re like, “I don’t wanna do this play anymore. I just don’t wanna play it anymore.” And you’re about to break into tears because you just don’t wanna do this fucking play anymore, you know? And in dressing rooms in theaters, you have these little speaker boxes, and you can hear the audience coming in. Once the audience starts coming in, hearing them, you suddenly go from hating the play to wanting to go out again, just by hearing the audience. And so it’s the same kind of thing. I can hear the audience with these fans of ‘Daredevil’ and these fans of Marvel, and it just makes you enthusiastic.


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