Deborah Ann Woll admits she's struggling to find a job since Daredevil

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"I'm just really wondering whether I'll get to work again, whether anyone wants to work with me again, and whether I still have it, all of those scary things," Woll told Marvel Creative Director Joe Quesada on Joe Q's Mornin' Warm Up. "And part of my brain goes, 'No, you're just being crazy, calm down.' But the part of me that loves [acting] and the problem with being an artist and an actor, and any of these professions where you put a piece of your soul into your work, is that it becomes a part of your identity."

"If I'm not acting, I'm not sure who I am," Woll continued. "And since it's been so long since I've really gotten to do it, I'm struggling a little bit with how to maintain my self worth, my sense of my own value."

Woll consulted with her husband, E.J. Scott, while debating whether to revisit past works during what she describes as a "period of self-doubt."

"I was like, 'I'm trying to find a way right now, particularly where I can't even look for work, what can I do to help me remember that I do know what I'm doing and that I can do this and that I do have value?'" said Woll. "I said, 'Well, should I maybe go back and watch some of my earlier work?' Maybe now it would be safe and it would be a way for me to say, ‘Look, I did do a great job, that was a great moment.’ Or is that opening up Pandora’s Box when I'm most vulnerable? And he suggested that I don't do it [laughs]."

In the two and a half years since Daredevil finished, Woll said, "I haven't had an acting job since, and that's been really hard for me. So even before COVID kind of flipped the world on its head, I was struggling with this."

"And I think I was already in an uncertain place, and to add this other layer of uncertainty ... it's just compounding a little bit," she added. "And I have to figure out how I stay confident in myself, even when everyone else is telling me, 'Hey, we don't want to work with you right now,' or 'You're not our choice for this.'"


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