Charlie Cox and Rosario Dawson Believe Daredevil Is a Role Model for Kids with Disability

Yes, the Marvel comic book character is a masked hero, but he’s also a blind man who overcame his disability.

The premiere of Daredevil’s second season was held today in New York and the show’s stars got a chance to chat about why they were drawn to the show and the unique character in the first place.

“One of the things that you find out quite quickly when playing Daredevil is that, of course he is immensely important to many children and young men who’ve grown up with some sort of disability,” the show’s star Charlie Cox told the Associated Press. “He’s someone who’s had that and he’s faced that kind of adversity and he’s struggled through it and succeeded anyway.”

The gorgeous Rosario Dawson also shared her thoughts on the show’s hero and the importance of characters with disability.

“It’s really fascinating to see when people just have that indomitable spirit, what kind of comes out,” she said. “I’ve just been constantly amazed and inspired and pushed and motivated seeing people that have just overcome certain odds to still just do feats that I can’t even imagine… To have someone like the Daredevil character, bringing that to the forefront of the conversation I think is really really important.”

The second season of Daredevil arrives on Netflix on March 18!