Does Villanelle Eat More Than The Average TV Character? Not According to Jodie Comer

by Jeremy Spirogis
Jodie Comer as Villanelle in Season 2, eating pasta.

Killing Eve tells the story of two girls who turn into fairly obsessive about one another. There’s additionally the truth that one in all them is a nearly-psychopathic murderer and the opposite is a former MI6 agent. Add in Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, and it’s an addicting collection. One fascinating facet that Jodie Comer identified is that she eats a good quantity as Villanelle on digicam. And whereas it’s no more than your common human, it’s completely different than what viewers usually see on TV. 

Jodie Comer as Villanelle in Season 2, eating pasta.
Jodie Comer as Villanelle in Season 2, Episode 7 of ‘Killing Eve’ | Gareth Gatrell/BBCAmerica

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Villanelle eats on-screen so much, fixing a ‘pet peeve’ of Jodie Comer’s

When followers meet Villanelle, she’s in an ice cream parlor. Then, from there, Villanelle is seen consuming shepherd’s pie, extra ice cream, cake icing, iced espresso, and way more. Now, by Season 3, it’s utterly regular to see Villanelle chowing down on-screen. But Comer does want a kill scene over a scene the place she’s consuming. 

“I love eating, don’t get me wrong… I love eating,” Comer mentioned on the Happy Sad Confused with Josh Horowitz in April of 2019. However, when filming from 9 within the morning till 6 p.m. or later, it’s not as a lot enjoyable. However, Villanelle’s consuming habits repair a pet peeve Comer has.

“What I also enjoy about [eating] on-screen is that my biggest pet peeve, you know when you’re watching a show or a film and there’s an actress flicking a pea around the plate,” Comer mentioned. “And then I get so drawn into the fact that they’re avoiding eating the food that I can’t concentrate on the scene.” 

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It looks like Villanelle eats greater than different characters on TV, however she’s simply consuming usually

Comer is conscious that Villanelle’s consuming is a bit noticeable for a tv character. 

“Food is one thing we take pleasure in in life and I really feel that, when Killing Eve got here out, everybody was like, ‘She’s consuming a lot,’” Comer mentioned. “And it’s like, mmm she’s probably just eating like a normal person would. But we don’t really enjoy it or see it on camera.”

And whereas it’s extra pure, it does make filming them robust.

“But there’s something also very, kind of, just natural. I mean, it’s hard. We had a scene in Series 2 with pasta,” Comer mentioned, speaking a few day specifically in Season 2 that may dwell on because the day Comer virtually died from pasta. She mentioned it was “really, really grim,” having to eat all day. And, after all, she almost choked to demise. 

Comer had an in depth name with some pasta in Season 2

Comer instructed Entertainment Weekly this story, too. And now that Season 2 has come and gone, it’s simple to know which scene Comer was speaking about. While Villanelle is on task for MI6 to get nearer to Aaron Peel, she poses as Billie, a fallen New York socialite. Aaron Peel takes Billie out to lunch, invitations her to Italy with him, after which forces her to eat pasta.

Comer described Villanelle consuming the pasta “in a very grotesque way” as a result of she’s “trying to prove a point about something.” Typical Villanelle is placing on a present as Billie and her pasta. 

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“She’s playing it up, being her usual childish self, and the pasta was extremely dry. And it was extremely thick. I was shoveling it in, and then it just shot down my throat and then I was full-on choking,” Comer recalled. “They must have it on camera — a medic came in and managed to get it out, but my life definitely flashed before me…. I just remember being opposite the other actor and looking at him, and he thought I was making a weird acting choice. So yeah, it’s ruined pasta for me completely.”

Comer in all probability can’t take a look at carbonara the identical means once more, however not less than Comer’s brother bought a kick out of her near-tragedy. 

“[H]e was like, ‘I love this. Of all the things that could have killed Villanelle, it was a mouthful of pasta,’” Comer mentioned. “It was my most dangerous Villanelle moment.”

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