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I know this one’s from 2015 right when Season 1 of Daredevil was released but this is honestly the cutest Charlie Cox and Rosario Dawson interview I’ve ever seen. The interviewer is obviously a huge fan of the Matt/Claire dynamic and who can blame her. They’ve always had amazing chemistry, from the first moment they shared screen together. Even when Claire was mad at him or exasperated at Matt’s stubborn, martyr attitude, she cared for him and it showed in every interaction, all through 2 seasons of DD.

Which is why I feel it’s such a shame that the Defenders completely dropped the ball on the Matt/Claire relationship. I don’t mean the romance-that-wasn’t. I mean their friendship. Matt was the first superhero/person with abilities Claire met, she’s known him the longest. She even mentioned him without taking his name to all the 3 Defenders on their own shows. And yet we got not even 2 minutes of Matt/Claire interaction. This is my biggest grievance with Defenders.

But I think I kinda know why the writers did it. I read someone’s comment on another post on someone’s Tumblr (sorry, I don’t remember who) about how these 2 characters have such amazing chemistry, to put them in a scene together would’ve overshadowed other ships the writers were trying to promote. And I can sorta see that. Charlie and Rosario have such sizzling chemistry together that if we’d gotten a scene of them actually talking, it would’ve probably blown the frickin roof off that precinct. Lol

Yeah, that’s my theory and I’m sticking with it!

I also hope the Marvel writers don’t continue jeapordizing and downplaying the chemistry certain actors have just to promote certain ships and comic storylines. Hint: give us Matt and Jessica friendship and don’t be afraid of their chemistry, please. It’s not all about romance. There’s way more to storytelling than who someone sleeps with. It’s about family and friendship and connections and that’s what’s most important to me.

Actual line from the upcoming Defenders mini series
  • Jessica: It's so dark down here. I can't see a thing.
  • Matt (sarcastically): Oh no, what a nightmare!
  • Jessica: Sorry.