KILLING EVE JODIE EXCLUSIVE I only started acting after axe from girlband
POP’S loss was drama’s gain when Jodie Comer became Killing Eve’s playful but petrifying assassin.
The innocent-looking star has been mesmerising as chillingly nonchalant killer Villanelle.
But she has her schoolmates to thank for her acting career.
Jodie, 25, was in a girlband at 12 and was supposed to do a dance at the school talent show. But when she was on holiday and missed rehearsals the others sacked her.
The Liverpool-born youngster was distraught but her mum persuaded her to do a dramatic monologue instead. At 13 she won a Liverpool drama festival for reciting a monologue about the Hillsborough disaster. A few months later she landed a part in a Radio 4 drama.
She said: “An actress kindly introduced me to her agent and now I am here. So I’m always like, ‘Mum, imagine if they didn’t leave me out of the group. What at would I be doing?’”
She appeared in the BBC’S BC’S 2015 drama Doctor Foster and last year opposite Sandra Oh in Killing ling Eve.
Sandra won a Golden Globe on Sunday for playing Eve, and nd Jodie is up for a National Television evision Award gong on January 22.
She said: “It’s amazing to be a part of something that has s resonated so much and people e have enjoyed. It’s lovely.”
Jodie divides her time between London and Merseyside and admits it has been a real challenge getting ting used to sudden fame.
She said: “On my first rst photoshoot I was rigid with fear. I didn’t know what to do. It’s a whole other her world to me.”
But as offers roll in she he insists it will not go to o her head. She said: “If f
I ever did get too big for my boots my mum, dad and brother would tell me.”