It was in 2002 that French beauty Élodie Yung had started her acting journey. She naturally began performing on the French screen. She made her debut in the French teen series La vie devant nous. After this, she made her cinematic debut in the French film Les fils du vent. She returned to television with a starring role in the French series Les Bleus. In the 2010s, she expanded her career.
She first appeared as Miriam Wu in the Hollywood remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Her next role in Hollywood was as Jinx in G.I. Joe: Retaliation. She went on to have notable roles in the films 10 Things I Hate About Life, Still, Narcopolis, and Gods of Egypt. She’s also best known for her portrayal of Elektra Natchios in Marvel’s Daredevil and The Defenders. She also recently appeared as Amelia in the movie The Hitman’s Bodyguard starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson.
For her role as Elektra in Netflix’s Daredevil and The Defenders, the French star underwent vigorous training. She had to make sure that she was in the right physical and mental condition in order to play her role more efficiently. She did not only need to be fast and strong, she also needed to be agile for her action scenes. The actress took up karate lessons at an early age, so she had initial training. Talking about her training for the aforementioned shows, she said:
“You have five month to shoot, and you really have to be on top of everything, physically. There’s no rest, and you have to take care of yourself constantly. I had to fight with two katanas. It requires a lot of coordination and was very difficult.” She went on to say: “I am black belted in karate, so I am familiar with fights. And I did some action movie before… But when I arrived here, I realized that I had to play with two swords which was completely different. I was a bit nervous, during the training I had some bad moments, but at the end of the day I was happy and accomplished.”