Jodie Comer is the Killing Eve chameleon whose unbeatable knack for accents was no doubt responsible for her BAFTA TV Award win last weekend.
The 26-year-old has gone from ‘the girl in Doctor Foster’ to one of the most sought after actresses in the world almost overnight because of Killing Eve.
But until a recent appearances on numerous chat shows, including a particularly awkward encounter with Ellen DeGeneres, few fans had a clue that Jodie was actually a Liverpudlian through and through.
Speaking at the Killing Eve season 2 premiere last night, Jodie was joined by co-star and fellow BAFTA winner Fiona Shaw as she credited her father for developing her vocal acrobatics.
‘It comes from growing up,’ she told press including Metro.co.uk. ‘Me and my dad if there was an advert with a silly voice on we’d always impersonate it around the house just joking around.
‘When I’m doing my own accent I find it harder to separate myself from the character; I don’t know why. You also don’t see many Scousers on the telly so maybe we need to change that up a bit!
‘It’s something I really enjoy doing and I remember when I auditioned and they told me about the languages.’
‘You always get told if in an audition you get asked if you can ride a horse you say yes, even when you can’t, so that’s what I did with the languages,’ joked Jodie. ‘But that was equally terrifying but the exciting part of playing her.’
Killing Eve returns to the UK next month after winning rave reviews across the pond. Kicking off 30 seconds after the season one finale, which saw Eve Polanski (Sandra Oh) stab Villanelle after unexpectedly falling into bed with the enemy, their game of cat-and-mouse continues to be as dark as it is hilarious as Phoebe Waller-Bridge is seamlessly replaced by actress Emerald Fennell.
Killing Eve returns to BBC Three in June.
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