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Don’t ask Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer to do a Villanelle impression

Killing Eve launched Jodie Comer to worldwide fame, but don’t ask her to do a Villanelle impression in public.

The Liverpudlian actor, 28 – who recently starred in the harrowing drama Help with Stephen Graham – spoke about the response to the hit show and whether she ever puts on the Russian Villanelle accent to freak people out.

Speaking to TimeOut, Jodie responded: ‘No, never. Sometimes I get asked to do it if I’m out in a bar and someone’s had a couple of drinks.

‘My insides just go, “Urghhh” and my toes curl up. So no, I never get that one out, only when I’m on set and they say action.’

Her role as the Russian assassin means she’s no stranger to doing accents, whether it’s Australian, French, Italian or Scottish.

But they seem to come naturally to the actress, as she picked up the skill from copying accents on TV as a child.

‘Anything on the television that had some sort of regional accent, whether it was Cilla Black or a KFC advert, me and my dad would always mimic them, purely just to make each other laugh,’ she shared.

Jodie became a household name following Killing Eve’s success (Picture: Parisa Taghizadeh/BBCAmerica)


‘But I think that made me a bit fearless, so then when I was going to auditions and there was an accent on it that wasn’t my own, I wasn’t intimidated.’

Killing Eve is preparing to launch its fourth and final season, but Jodie admitted she wasn’t prepared for how successful the show was going to be.

Jodie Comer stars alongside some big names in her second movie, The Last Duel (Picture: Patrick Redmond/20th Century Studios)


After reading Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s script for episode one, she said no one knew ‘what that was going to turn into’ and she was ‘overwhelmed’ to have been given the opportunity.

Thanks to the drama’s popularity, Jodie is now starring in films alongside Hollywood stars – her most recent appearance being in The Last Duel with Ben Affleck, Adam Driver and Matt Damon.

Based on a true story of the last sanctioned duel in France, the historical drama from 14th century Normandy, the Free Guy star plays Lady Marguerite de Carrouges, a noblewoman who is raped by Jacques LeGris (Adam Driver), a former friend of her husband (Matt Damon).

Jodie recognises the significance a story like this holds many years later, as ‘there are still these issues around the world today’ and she aimed to ‘encapsulate the strength and the resilience’ it took for a woman to speak out at a time when ‘women were so disregarded by society.’

The Last Duel hits cinemas on October 15.


Credit: Original article published here.

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