Well, not really. In a recent interview Charlie admitted that he has lost money while appearing on stage in the play INCOGNITO. The reason is his visa. He explained why here….
‘Daredevil’ star Charlie Cox is losing money on stage
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Saturday, July 2, 2016, 6:00 PM
“Daredevil” star Charlie Cox may soon be out of the red.
The 33-year-old Netflix star has essentially been losing money by starring in the off-Broadway play “Incognito” because of his visa status. But he will finally break even when the show closes on July 10.
“I didn’t have the right visa and I really wanted to do the play, so I had to pay a visa adaptation fee, which is basically the same amount as the entire run,” the British actor told [email protected] at a Netflix event at the St. Regis Hotel in Midtown.
Cox doesn’t seem too worried about his questionable business decision, which he says cost him around $8,000 before the first performance.
“You don’t do a play to make money,” he said. “It’s Off-Broadway. It’s not covering my rent and I’m in a fortunate situation where I’m on a television show and I know that we’re doing ‘The Defenders,’ which is a spin-off of the show later this year. So I just keep the purse strings tighter during the run of the play.”
According to Cox, living on a budget isn’t so bad.
“To be honest I’m not a big spender. I hate cabs, I take public transport everywhere,” he said. According to Cox, he rarely buys clothes and likes to cook, which help makes ends meet too.
“I’m not a big star so you can’t demand those huge paychecks when you sign on,” he said. “I do fine, no complaints. No residuals on Netflix of course so that’s … part of their brilliant business.”
Maybe it’s because he’s a Brit, but Cox has a Fourth of July tradition that’s also fairly modest.
“I watch ‘Jaws,’” he said. “It’s one of my favorite movies and it takes place over July 4 weekend. Two years ago I went to watch it at BAM. Last year I was with my best friends and girlfriend and we were in Norfolk and we’d been swimming all day. We rented a little cottage and put it on there.”