Daredevil Star Vincent D'Onofrio Says Kingpin's Gruesome Car Door Scene was Integral to Wilson Fisk's Story

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By Nobelle Borines | More Articles Hoarder of Fantasy Books and Stephen King Wannabe
August 02, 2020  10:35 AM


Anyone who has seen Daredevil would be well aware of the exact moment when it became clear that Wilson Fisk is a force to reckon with. Although the villain was initially introduced in the first season as an awkward man who just wants to find love, Episode 4 immediately revealed a side of Kingpin that nobody would soon forget. Interestingly, the car door scene from In The Blood was something that Vincent D'Onofrio was eager to do since it set the tone for his character's storyline.

D'Onofrio recently spoke to Comicbook.com about his experience while working on Daredevil and it's no surprise that the veteran actor was initially unsure about taking on the role. However, when he learned about the car door scene, he immediately knew he was on the right track.

"My first reaction was, okay, this is the show I thought it was gonna be," D'Onofrio said. "We really are gonna go for it. And I checked with everybody to make sure that I wasn't gonna show up and then they were gonna like soften it up. And everybody's like, 'Hell no, this is it. We're going all the way.'"

D'Onoforio then added that the scene "made me feel really confident 'cause that kind of matched my approach to the character in a kind of real kind of emotional way."

"That scene to me, even though it's this horrific event and I wouldn't wish it on anybody, it matches the horror inside Fisk, his emotional life, so it was well suited for this character. I thought it was amazing and well-acted by everybody in the scene and the stunts guys are amazing. I mean, I reacted that my reaction was, Oh, this is good. This is what really what I thought that it was gonna be, it made me maybe happy actually," he concluded.


Of course, we wouldn't want it any other way. Although it was a shockingly brutal sequence, it also ensured that viewers would be wary of Fisk.

What did you think of Kingpin's car door scene in the first season of Daredevil? Sound off in the comments below.

Related: Vincent D'Onofrio's Wilson Fisk Gets Awesome Kingpin Spin-Off Title Card

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