Killing Eve: Villanelle ‘resonated with LGBT community,’ says Jodie Comer
Killing Eve stars Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer have discussed acting together in a new interview, with the latter saying her character has “really resonated” with the LGBT+ community.
In a new Entertainment Weekly interview, Comer, who plays psychopathic assassin Villanelle, praised the show for its LGBT+ friendly themes—and its portrayal of the intense relationship between her and MI5 agent Eve Polastri (Oh), who become obsessed with each other.
“What I’ve really picked up on is the connection that people have had with Villanelle’s sexuality,” Comer told Entertainment Weekly.
“[She has] really resonated with the LGBT community … You can have these relationships with women, this fascination, this compulsiveness to know this, and I don’t think that I’ve ever really seen that explored on television.”
People had a connection with Villanelle’s sexuality, says Killing Eve actor Jodie Comer
Comer also said that, of all the things, she had a near-death experience when she choked on a dish of pasta during the filming for one Killing Eve scene in Season 2.
“This is actually really triggering,” she explained.
“I told my brother about it and he was like, ‘I love this. Of all the things that could have killed Villanelle, it was a mouthful of pasta.’”
“What I’ve really picked up on is the connection that people have had with Villanelle’s sexuality.”
Season 1 of Killing Eve, based on Luke Jennings’s Codename Villanelle book series, received rave reviews and picked up a number of awards, including Sandra Oh winning a Golden Globe for her role as Eve.
The trailer for Season 2 of the show, which combines black comedy and psychosexual elements, was released on February 14.
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