Audrey Cover Girl Elodie Yung Cast As Elektra in ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’


Elodie Yung has been making headlines since news broke out that the French Cambodian actress would play Elektra in the second season of Marvel’s Daredevil, the first of four Marvel series for Netflix.

We last spoke with Yung when she appeared on our Spring 2013 cover just before starring in the Hollywood action sequel, G.I. Joe: Retaliation. In addition to telling us how much she preferred getting a black belt in karate instead of taking dance classes, she also pointed out how these skills helped her for the various action roles she has taken on.

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Elodie Yung for Audrey Magazine Spring 2013. Photos by Diana King.

“If I’m hired for an action film, there’s no point in me not trying everything, or at least as much as I can,” Yung tells us after pointing out that she had to learn to fight with two katanas [Japanese swords] for her role in G.I. Joe Retaliation. “This is not Shakespeare. It’s not about what I’m going to say. I’m not going to have a beautiful monologue. It’s about the action. As an actor, you should invest yourself as much as you can. I want to give 100 percent. It’s more fun that way.”

This determination and fearlessness will surely come in hand for her upcoming role as Elektra. Played by Jennifer Garner in the Daredevil feature, Marvel describes Yung’s rendition of Elektra as “a mysterious woman from Matt Murdock’s past whose dangerous and exotic ways may be more than he can handle.”

The Marvel character first appeared in the Daredevil comic books in 1981 as a female ninja assassin wielding a pair of blades as her trademark weapon. Needless to say, we are quite certain that Yung will be up to the task.

The second season of Marvel’s Daredevil will be available exclusively on Netflix in 2016.