“Killing Eve” Star Jodie Comer for British ELLE Magazine

Posted on April 02, 2019

“Killing Eve” star Jodie Comer for covers the May 2019 issue of British ELLE magazine photographed by Mariana Maltoni and styled by Jenny Kennedy.



On playing Villanelle: “The thing is, she could easily be just a murderous villain, but there are so many loveable qualities about her. When I first read the script and I read ‘assassin,’ I thought, ‘Ah, fuck, I’m not an assassin’ – the stereotype of what a female assassin is – and I felt a bit deflated. But I related to Villanelle. There were so many moments from scene one, such as when she flicks the ice cream on that six-year-old. I was like, ‘Oh my God, I’ve wanted to do this so many times but I never have.’ I strangely respect it, the dark corners of our minds that we have to bring to the forefront.”

On the way her character dresses: “I wish I was as bold as her. What I love about Villanelle is that she has a particular style. I feel like if you look through her wardrobe, there’s a definite theme running through it. I’m definitely a jeans girl, which I think she’s absolutely not. I’ve also retired from heels at the age of 26…The range of dance moves you can do in a flat shoe.”

On her character not being ruled by her insecurities: “She doesn’t care what people think, and as much as I don’t like to admit it, I really do. In order to play her, I had to really shed that from myself. There’s something about her honesty that I admire. I feel like now I’m much more honest with myself, with people in my life.”


Styled Credits:
Cover: Prada Spring 2019 Collection
First Image: Rochas Spring 2019 Collection
Second Image: Miu Miu Spring 2019 Collection

Hair: Nao Kawakami
Makeup: Celia Burton

[Photo Credit: Mariana Maltoni/British ELLE Magazine, vogue.com]

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