Jodie Comer is on top of the world!
The British actress is coming off her big Emmy win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama by featuring on the cover of the new Variety.
One thing Comer discusses is fan reaction to meeting her and discovering she’s very different from her “Killing Eve” character Villanelle.
“They’re surprised that I’m nice [and when fans admit they like her character] I’m like, ‘Good. I like that conflict that you’re experiencing when you’re watching television,’” she says. “It’s good to make people feel something, and she definitely seems to do that.”
She also discusses going up against her co-star Sandra Oh for the Lead Actress award.
“I think people think it’s more awkward than it is,” she says. “I’ve always said: I feel incredibly fortunate to be part of a show that has two female leads that are complex and in the same category. It’s pretty special that we’re both in there together. We’re so celebratory of each other, as is the whole crew. There’s no hard feelings.”
Comer also talks about what fans can expect from “Killing Eve” season 3, without giving anything away.
“I can’t tell you anything — I was sworn to secrecy for season 3. But what I’m really excited about is the emotions that Eve has stirred up within Villanelle. I think it triggers a lot,” she teases. “There’s still a lot of craziness going on, and Villanelle is up to her old tricks. But I think we’ll definitely see Villanelle in a much deeper sense.”