In honor of today’s Daredevil news, the obvious choice for our Woman Crush Wednesday is the fiery and fabulous Deborah Ann Woll. You may know her as Karen Page on Daredevil, or we can go old school with her role as Jessica Hamby on True Blood.
In Marvel’s Daredevil, Karen starts as a woman in pretty dire circumstances. She’s framed for the murder of her coworker after she discovers her corrupt company is embezzling money from worker pensions. Not cool. So she turns into a vampire and kills them all. Wait … no. Wrong character. Sorry.
Karen turns to the law firm of Nelson & Murdock, asking for their help. She eventually accepts a job with them, unaware that her boss, Matt Murdock, is actually Daredevil, the masked vigilante of Hell’s Kitchen.
Throughout Season 1, we see Karen struggle with her original notions of ‘good’ fighting against her desire to right the wrongs she sees in the world, no matter the cost. We can guess from the newly released Daredevil character promos that Karen’s storyline may turn a bit darker in season 2.
As a huge fan of both True Blood and Daredevil, I can say without a doubt that Deborah Ann Woll absolutely SLAYS the complexity of both Karen and Jessica. She managed to create two amazing characters you can’t help but love equally in differently ways, just like my mom said about my brother and me … except she loves me more. KIDDING, GAVIN.
If that wasn’t crush-worthy enough, Woll also uses her celebrity status to raise attention for both celiac disease (of which she suffers) and choroideremia. Choroidermia is a rare disorder her boyfriend suffers from that ultimately causes blindness.
Cheers to Deborah Ann Woll, our vampire/crime fighting/real-life disease fighting #WCW. You, ma’am, are truly worthy of this crush.