"Daredevil" Season 2 PremiereDeborah Ann Woll doesn't just play the most down-to-earth character on "Daredevil" -- she's a bona fide genre-loving fangirl in real life too.

As sweet-natured Karen Page, the office assistant at the rising law firm of Nelson & Murdock, Woll gets to act out a different breed of heroics. Rather than swinging down to rain punches onto back-alley bad guys, Karen is a normal, grounded woman who knows injustice when she sees it. She's frequently fighting through her biggest fears to see that the right thing gets done, and things are finally heating up romantically between her and her not-exactly-blind colleague Matt Murdock, who's secretly cleaning up the streets as Daredevil.

Off-screen, Woll -- previously best known for her breakout stint as the "baby vamp" Jessica Hamby on HBO's "True Blood" -– connects with the Marvel/Netflix series' passionate fanbase on a personal level. She's a gamer, cosplayer, and deeply devoted admirer of various genre franchises herself, and she understands the fervor followers of her projects feel, as she reveals in a conversation with Moviefone.

Moviefone: Karen Page is evolving. Tell me what was exciting for you about seeing what was facing her for Season 2.

Deborah Ann Woll: Well, I think she's starting to come into her own. She had a lot to deal with last year. Now, I think she's trying to figure out what she believes. There are these examples in the world of heroes, if you look at Daredevil or even vigilantes like Frank Castle, and heroes like Foggy. She has to sort of decide what her definition of that is and where she fits into that definition.

You get to wear regular-person clothes on a series where more and more costumes are starting to become a factor. Is that a happy thing, or are you envious?

I don't know! Frankly, Charlie [Cox] says his costume is very comfortable. He actually really likes the Daredevil costume. My feeling is that one thing that's really kind of cool about our show, and I think maybe there's a trend, is that Karen needs to dress and her makeup and her hair needs to be what a young woman would do if she were a secretary in New York and trying to do the things that she does. She has to present a very good face for the clients that come in. She's got to be presentable if they go to court. She needs to be able to be taken seriously standing up to the DA.

Makes it a little more challenging for the fans to cosplay Karen, though.

Yes. You just have to look like a regular person.

Tell me your personal greatest hits for the costumes that you've worn.

Axe Cop, hands down! Axe Cop was my favorite look that I ever did, because it totally covered me. You could not tell who I was. I probably look like a 12-year-old boy in a cop outfit. "RiffTrax Mystery Science Theater" is one of my favorite nerdy things that I'm into. I ended up joining their panel and they had me come up dressed in my Axe Cop costume. Then I removed everything and it was Deborah Ann Woll from "True Blood." I just felt like the combination of Axe cop, "True Blood," "Rifftrax" all in one.

How frequently have you run into fans that were dressed as a version of you, either from "True Blood" or now from "Daredevil"?

I see a lot of Jessicas. Less Karens, but you may be right. Maybe I have seen Karens and I just didn't know it. Also, if you could dress up like a Daredevil or an Elektra or a Punisher, why wouldn't you? So I could see that. I think we can admire Karen for her chutzpah and her brains and not her fashion sense this time around.

Since "Daredevil" kind of hit and it was so well-received, tell me what your experience has been like with the specific "Daredevil" and Marvel community?

Of course, really totally positive. The funny thing is I haven't really been recognized very much for Karen. I don't know what it is. I wear glasses in my real life. I kind of think maybe when I wear glasses nobody can figure out who I am. I get a lot of the looks of like, "I think I went to high school with her," things like that. They recognize me, but they're trying to figure out who they know who wears glasses but they never quite make it to "Daredevil."

Everyone I've met has been really appreciative and happy about it. I think particularly in the comic book genre world, it's been fairly male-dominated over the last few decades. I think a lot of, especially the female fans that I meet, are appreciative that we're doing a very three dimensional, interesting, complex look at a female character in these stories, and that she can be as much of a hero as the boys are.

We are in a great time where we're seeing a lot of female heroines -– many drawn from Marvel's rich history. Are you proud to representing the woman who takes action without super powers?

Incredibly proud. People ask me a lot if I wish I could do more fighting and stunts. I did a lot of that on "True Blood," so it's not as though I'm thirsting for that. But I also really think that it's unrealistic to believe that Karen could punch a six-foot-three man out. But it means that she has to be three steps ahead of you. She has to be smarter than you. She has to be faster than you, and she has to be gutsier than you. She has to go places that no one else is willing to go. In a way, I like that we're forced to really strengthen those aspects of her character. We can't rely on her getting out of it by just punching her way out.

When you get addicted to something, are you a fan for life or do you shuffle around your passions?

No, I am a fan for life. I definitely like my little comfort zone things that make me happy, so "Mystery Science Theater" and "RiffTrax" will forever be my biggest thing. Dungeons and Dragons has become a safe haven for me. I'll never stop. I'll probably never stop playing Nancy Drew. I tend to remain very loyal to my fandoms.

Last year, this job helped ease the separation anxiety from "True Blood" because you literally went from one to the other. Have you had a chance to reconnect with any of your "True Blood" buddies?

Not as much as I would have liked. I think this business is tough in that way. You become so close, and then you scatter to the four corners of the world and start working on other things. Every once in a while, I'll write someone and say hi. Michael McMillian I wrote the other day... I miss Kristin [Bauer Van Straten], I miss Stephen [Moyer], and I miss Ryan [Kwanten]. I saw Rutina [Wesley] in Canada last year. It's fun every once in a while to hear that they booked something. I get to sort of celebrate for them across the ether.