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“I watched the full thing. Yeah, I felt guilty every time, but I kept coming back for more.”

We sat down with Jodie Comer and Austin Butler, who play Kathy and Benny, to discuss making the film, their acting process, and what they’ve been getting up to for fun lately.

The Bike Riders is such a beautiful film, so relatable in a way that I, too, will always chase a red flag around. I thought the film was really about wanting the sense of community and people wanting something where they can have an outlet just for fun. So I wanted to ask the both of you, what is it that you do just for fun?
 What do I do for fun? Now I feel miserable!
Austin: What is fun? You know, something that I started doing a few years ago, which I picked back up and I realised it was just for fun, was painting. Just the feeling of it not being about any result. And pottery.
Jodie: I feel like a good dance in the kitchen whilst cooking, for fun.
Austin: Ooh, that’s a good one. What song? What song can you not do but dance to?
Jodie: I don’t know, I don’t know. I’ll have to think about it! Beah, I would say that. Dancing in the kitchen, solid.

Austin, I’ve touched on how you’re a red flag in this film. Obviously, you’re not in real life, but in this film, you are a red flag. And Kathy is chasing after you because you’re her guilty pleasure, I would say. So, we all have guilty pleasures, what would you say yours are?
 I’ve got a lot of pleasure, but I don’t know if I’m guilty about it. But, yeah, what’s a guilty pleasure of yours?
Jodie: I put used matchsticks back in the matchsticks box, and I didn’t realise how psychotic that was.
Austin: So, then you just mix it in with the other ones?
Jodie: Yeah.
Austin: So do you ever pull one out that’s already mixed?
Jodie: Yeah, and I’m like, oh, f***. But it’s just part of the thing.
Austin: And then you stick it back in?
Jodie: No, then I put it in the bin.
I feel like it can be quite dangerous. Are you waiting for it to fully burn out before you put it in? Because what if you just then ignited the whole rest of the box?
 That’s true. Well, maybe now I’m not going to do that. Someone pointed it out to me recently, and then I felt a bit guilty about it. I mean, an obvious one is reality television. Some sort of housewives of an area. Have you seen that show Couples Therapy? That’s a good one.
Austin: I did Love is Blind recently. That was crazy.
Jodie: Are you in? Is that what you’re now watching?
Austin: Oh, yeah, I watched the full thing. Yeah, I felt guilty every time, but I kept coming back for more.

You should host the next reunion! So, Jodie, you’re known as the queen of accents. It’s amazing to me how you can flip from film to film, and especially with this one, you have a very specific accent. What was your process of learning this one in particular?
 Yeah, she had quite a specific voice, but I was very lucky that I had 30 minutes of audio of her. So it was just about spending time with the audio and working with a brilliant dialect coach who helps you and makes you look way better than what you are, you know? So, yeah, it was just about prepping that really to then get to set and hopefully be able to think about it a little less.
Austin: She’s identical to the recording. That’s what so amazing. I couldn’t tell the difference. It was stunning.
And you just replay that and then say it back?
 Oh, yeah, you just live with it. It’s like when you play your favourite song so much that you’re like, “Oh, God, I think I might have killed this song.”
Austin: Did you have certain times of the day that you would listen to it the most? Did you listen to it before bed or first thing in the morning?
Jodie: I think morning was a big one. I find learning lines before bed is great, though.
Austin: Yeah, that’s the best time.
Jodie: Spoken like true lazy actors, everybody! I like to read my lines the night before! No, but there’s definitely something where it soaks into your memory, I feel.
It’s like playing in your dreams and then it goes into the subconscious.
 Then you have the anxiety dreams about forgetting your lines! It’s never-ending.

You’ve both had the benefit of playing characters in the ‘60s or even older periodic times. What is your favourite time or decade to play in terms of the style of clothing, even the way that people speak? What is your preferred time?
 I mean, I have to say ‘60s was pretty cool. Especially these types of people, you know, who were kind of living in Chicago within the subculture, who just felt very kind of rebellious and free. Again, to speak to Danny Lyon and his photographs is like… They were so authentic and there was so much to pull from. You think of the ‘60s, and you think of the music, you think of the clothing. Everything was so brilliant and transformative, I feel. I feel like when you’re doing that kind of period, you’re like, okay, it helps you kind of step into the world. Swinging ‘60s.
Austin: In the swinging ‘60s, that’s what they call them. No, I think the same way. All these motorcycles of the ‘60s… It was such an amazing period – there was World War II and then you come out of that and then you’ve got the ‘50s, which are this sort of the idea of this idyllic time where you have white picket fences. But I think below that idea of this perfect world was a lot of awful trauma and wild things. So you have the ‘60s that suddenly are trying to break that. The pendulum starts swinging in this opposite direction. And then it has its own chaos at that time. But as far as the clothing and the music and the bikes and the cars and stuff, I think that’s a very complex time. And it’s cool.

Posted by admin on May 13, 2022

I have added Exclusive Photoshoots of Jodie Photographed at the 2022 Bafta Awards, Enjoy!

Posted by admin on March 02, 2020

British Vogue

One of the things I adore about working in fashion is seeing how, over the course of their careers, friends and colleagues evolve in such exciting ways. Take the model Amber Valletta, who this month joins British Vogue as the magazine’s first contributing sustainability editor. I’ve known Amber since she was a teenager. In the early 1990s I styled her debut cover for i-D (and remember it like yesterday). One of the new faces ruling the decade, along with Kate Moss and Shalom Harlow, she became family the minute we met. We’re about the same age, so we spent a lot of fun times together. She lived the wild life of a supermodel: she was young, she was beautiful, she was rich. There was a point when it seemed she had more contracts than any other model working, to say nothing of Vogue cover after Vogue cover. She became a star.

But Amber has always had a social conscience, too. You’d go to a party with her back in the day and people would ask, “Who’s the pretty girl talking about politics?” It came from her upbringing in Oklahoma, which gave her an innate respect for the preciousness of the natural world, and the interplay between the political, the personal and the planet. Fearless and outspoken by nature, no wonder she was one of the first of her generation of models to speak out on the subjects that mattered to her.

As an experienced and knowledgeable force in fashion, Amber’s focus soon turned to her own industry, which is why I have enlisted her expertise at Vogue: to help steer our sustainability coverage. The reality of climate change means the need for action could not be more pressing – and with the fashion industry a prime factor, I take this magazine’s duty to build change from the inside out seriously. Amber doesn’t pretend to have all the answers, which is part of what I love about her. From her close work with brands such as Stella McCartney, and environmental charities including Oceana, she is a woman I admire enormously. She places herself at the front of the most pressing conversations of our time, but also breaks it down with common-sense advice, information, and a sense of humour, as well as style.

Her role will be a roving one, so expect to see her bringing her knowledge to bear across the magazine’s photoshoots, journalism and online. This month, she writes the 10-point manifesto that she follows in her everyday life, in order to be more mindful of the world at large. The points are as achievable as they are smart.

As ever, extraordinary women feature throughout our pages, and I am especially taken with this issue’s subjects. Meet British actor Lashana Lynch, talking for the first time about her role in No Time to Die – the 25th instalment in the James Bond franchise will be in cinemas this April. No end of media coverage in recent years has been given over to the questions, “Could Bond be a woman?” or “Could Bond be black?”. Portraying the first black female spy with “00” status to feature in the beloved series, Lynch is reigniting this fascinating debate, and marking her arrival as a major screen talent.

In fact, talent abounds. After another impeccable showing at London Fashion Week, designer Simone Rocha welcomes us into her world. Photographed with three generations of her family, she talks about blood ties, business and the art of making clothes that women love. While Californian artist Alexandra Grant invites us to her LA studio to discuss her upcoming show and the internet’s hot topic – her relationship with actor Keanu Reeves. Meanwhile, literary favourite Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage and Silver Sparrow, talks about the unique lessons that come from achieving success later in life, once you’ve started to feel a little disheartened. It’s a moving lesson that it’s never too late.

Then we come to the divine April cover star, Liverpudlian actor Jodie Comer. Like her legions of fans across the globe, I have been awed by Comer’s fast wit and mercurial powers on the small screen. Ahead of the next season of Killing Eve and her first Hollywood lead in this summer’s Free Guy, I travelled to New York to style her, with photographer Steven Meisel. Over the course of a joyful shoot, Comer proved she is not only a dynamite performer, but one of the smartest, funniest and most naturally chic young actors working today.

Posted by admin on March 02, 2020

New Outtakes of Jodie’s 2017 Nylon Magazine Photoshoot have been added to the gallery, enjoy!

Posted by admin on September 25, 2019

Variety: Jodie Comer is remarkably close with her family — which is why, ironically, the “Killing Eve” star didn’t bother to invite them to the Emmys this past weekend.


It’s not that she didn’t want them to fly in from Liverpool and be there to cheer her on. But Comer had no expectation of winning the bloody trophy and didn’t want them to be disappointed.

“It’s nice to bring your parents to these things,” she says. “But I just said, ‘Oh no, sit this one out. Now’s not my time.’ I’m probably not going to ever live that one down with them, or they’ll be coming to every single thing now!”

Comer won the Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a drama, beating out contenders Laura Linney, Viola Davis, Robin Wright, Mandy Moore, Emilia Clarke and her “Killing Eve” co-star, Sandra Oh. At 26, Comer is the first Emmy lead actress winner to have been born in the 1990s, and the kudos come after also winning a BAFTA TV Award for the role in May.

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Posted by admin on June 06, 2019

Glamour Magazine UK

Putting the sass into assassin.

Jodie Comer became an international star for her portrayal of psychopathic assassin Villanelle in BBC’s Killing Eve – a long way from her pre-fame shifts on the Tesco checkout. As the second series of the hit show airs, Jodie talks to GLAMOUR’s Josh Smith about dealing with fame, and how she slayed her own teenage insecurities to put the sass into assassin


Photographs by Josh Shinner, Styling by Elizabeth Saltzman, Styling assistant Lisa Batkina, Make-up by Naoko Scintu, Hair by Patrick Wilson, Nails by Cherrie Snow

It’s just under 12 months since Jodie Comer burst onto our screens – and into global pop-culture consciousness – as Killing Eve’s super-assassin, Villanelle. The one-woman slaying machine with a Net-A-Porter wardrobe, sexy AF Russian accent and spicy chemistry – both sexual and murderous – with the fellow lead Eve (played by Sandra Oh) made for TV as addictive as Pringles. But most importantly, the character of Villanelle – despite drawing much of her power from some pretty gruesome acts – has, in the hands of Jodie, become one of the most empowering women ever seen on screen.

Cue rave reviews for the 25-year-old, celebrity fans including Anne Hathaway, and a BAFTA TV Award. All of which is even more impressive considering Jodie had zero formal training, and some unfortunate GCSE Drama results. “I got an A* in my practical drama and I got a U in my written,” she laughs, in her thick Scouse twang. “I think my drama teacher made an example of me. You know people who would go home, do their homework, revise? It wasn’t my vibe.”

Watch Jodie become the ultimate Agony Aunt with hilarious results

In fact, Jodie only started acting when her drama teacher put her forward for a BBC Radio 4 play, at the age of 12. Around this time she was expelled from a burgeoning girl group for failing to commit to rehearsals. After hearing Jodie’s rendition of Jamelia’s Superstar during our GLAMOUR shoot, I reckon the band members didn’t know a good thing when they saw it. But that setback didn’t affect Jodie’s career, and she went on to make her TV debut at 15 with guest roles in The Royal and Holby City, along with a stint ‘werking’ the Tesco checkouts, of course.

“I used to have a part time job and the woman [the boss] hated me,” Jodie recalls. “It was Tesco, I worked on the checkout – she just proper had it in for me. I think it was because I was hungover! I had the 10am-4pm shift on the Saturday and then the Sunday 10-4,” she laughs.

But thanks to her star turn as public enemy No1 – AKA the mistress in BBC’s 2015 hit Doctor Foster, she was able to permanently swap her Tesco uniform for red-carpet clobber. And then the *real* big break came at the 2017 BAFTA Awards, when she plucked up the courage (fueled by alcohol) to introduce herself to Fleabag herself, Phoebe Waller Bridge – the writer and producer of Killing Eve.

Despite her epic CV, Jodie remains – à la J-Lo – Jodie from the block. Between filming she still lives at home in Liverpool with her parents (her mother works for Merseytravel and her father is a sports massage therapist for Everton FC), and her younger brother Charlie.

Her friends and family have remained her security blanket throughout the past two years. “My best mate Liv in particular [has been by my side]. She knows everything about me,” Jodie says, citing a friendship that began at St. Julie’s Catholic High School in Liverpool, where she also counted Olympian Katarina Johnson-Thompson as a close pal. “We’ve got a girls’ group chat,” says Jodie. “It’s called ‘Hoes in Different Area Codes’ because we are never in the same place at the same time… so that’s always very lively.”

As a very ‘lively’ Jodie continues, it’s evident that just like Villanelle, you never know what she’s going to say next. “WhatsApp’s got us all by the balls, though! It’s like these are all private chats, but are they though?” Jodie questions before asking me, seriously: “Do you cover your webcam with a sticker? I’m so paranoid! I always have a sticker over it. My first one was an alien but if you peel a sticker off too many times, you can’t use them anymore. So now I have a pink heart that says ‘ladies’ on it.” Jodie has taken tips from Eve’s MI5 handbook, then.


Sisterhood both on and off screen has clearly been a source of comfort to Jodie as she’s navigated her meteoric rise. And, for all the hype, she has battled the same insecurities we have all faced. “In my late teens, I was so insecure about my body. I had a really unhealthy obsession with being thin,” Jodie confides as we wade into the charged topic of body image. “It’s something I struggle to speak about because I can’t really remember it. You know when you have a moment in life where it’s a total blur?

“When I look back at the time, I really lost interest in my acting because I was so obsessed with how I looked. I don’t remember wanting to go to auditions or being passionate about doing it. It’s so hard when you’re a teen. We used to have Piczo and people would have pages of ‘rate the girl’ and they’d have a picture of one girl and a picture of the other and there would be a comment box and you’d have to pick which girl was the fittest. Isn’t that disgusting? It blows my mind.”

However, after witnessing Jodie serve angles even Tyra Banks would be proud of on her GLAMOUR cover shoot, it’s clear that nowadays she’s found her confidence. “I’m extremely lucky that isn’t a thing for me anymore,” she says. “Now I want to feel strong and healthy. To do what I do you need to have stamina and you have so much time in your own head that you really have to. It’s like how people play instruments. Your body is your instrument.”

Jodie’s newly honed zero-BS approach to life is a handy tool when you have Hollywood knocking on your door – she’s currently filming her first feature film Free Guy, opposite Ryan Reynolds. “When I was younger, I was very aware of how I looked and as I got older, I was like. ‘I am not a model, I’m an actress!’ I was succumbing less to the pressures of that kind of world, because I much preferred seeing characters who looked like sh*t or don’t care about it,” she says.

“When I put makeup on, I automatically become very aware of what I look like. The reason you don’t get a part isn’t solely because of your talent, there’s so many other factors, and as soon as you accept that and let it go, the better it is for you to move on and go to the next thing.”

Villanelle might have a life-threatening impact on those around her, but the character has clearly had a more positive transformative impact on Jodie’s life. “I don’t know if it’s through turning 25 or playing Villanelle, but I feel like I’m more honest with myself and with my relationships, work relationships, personal relationships, just everything,” she says. “I find myself being a bit more honest with people. I’m a lot clearer minded. Villanelle just says what she thinks.”

She continues: “When you’re going through your teens and early 20s, everyone is playing games with each other. No one just says how they feel. That’s what I love about Phoebe – she’s so honest and when you’re around someone like that it’s so infectious and attractive when someone says what they feel, and they stand by it. That’s a good quality to have.”

With such women as Phoebe and Sandra at the centre of Killing Eve, the show isn’t just a gripping drama with a side helping of comedy and frothy fashion, it also represents changing attitudes in TV, which are moving towards putting powerful females in lead roles. But as Jodie herself shows, there is as much power in showing your emotions as in wielding an assassin’s knife.

“These women and characters are complex,” she says. “For an actress to play those roles is exciting and challenging and should be available to everyone. It’s the ‘strong’ thing that gets misinterpreted, as actually sometimes there is a strength in being quite vulnerable.”

What is the ultimate lesson Jodie has taken from the show about womanhood? “Freedom,” she says without hesitation. “These women are doing whatever the f*ck they want to do without consequence – within reason. It’s hard because I know Villanelle is a bad person, but there’s also something so free in her as she does what she wants to do and stands by it. Take away the killing people, just doing something and standing by it and not apologising for anything, that’s what I’ve learnt through these women. Neither character is black or white, good or bad. There’s times when you’re on Villanelle’s side and times when you go, ‘Oh that wasn’t a great move.’”

However, while roles for strong women – flaws and all – are becoming more common, I wonder if she still has to deal with everyday sexism? “Within everyday sexism, it’s hard – there’s the obvious things where you go into an audition room and it’s not very welcoming or you’re met with a certain attitude,” she says.

“But ultimately, I hate people calling me names! You know when someone’s scooting past you on the train and there’s a touch or a name like, ‘Hey darlin!’ I’m like, ‘Urrrgghh! Dude, put it away. Put it on the shelf!’ I’ve just been really lucky with who I’ve been surrounded with, like Sandra, Phoebe and Fiona [Shaw, her Killing Eve co-star]. But even though the show is fronted by women, there are so many men behind it who champion it. It’s always important to not forget that.”

Two other valuable lessons from filming Killing Eve that Jodie won’t forget in a hurry are to chew properly and to possibly invest in some laxatives. “I had a really terrifying moment this series,” Jodie tells me, as my mind whirls with images of potential stunt injuries.

“For one scene I had to eat pasta all day for nine hours and I literally didn’t go to the toilet for two weeks,” she says. “It was the most excruciating pain I’ve been in. It was thick tagliatelle. It was my close up and it slipped down the back of my throat and was stuck,” she reenacts the scene with her hands around her throat.

“I full on couldn’t breathe and the actor in front of me thought I was making a really weird acting face, but I couldn’t breathe. The medic had to come in and I was crying. I loved the fact that of all the things that could have killed Villanelle, it was pasta. That was terrifying. We have a laugh about it now because I’m alive and kicking.”

Killing Eve returns to BBC 1 on Sunday 8 June

Posted by admin on June 05, 2019

The Envelope recently gathered the actors who have brought some of your favorite TV dramas to life — Jason Bateman (Netflix’s “Ozark”), Patricia Clarkson (HBO’s “Sharp Objects”), Jodie Comer (BBC America’s “Killing Eve”), Bob Odenkirk (AMC’s “Better Call Saul”), Billy Porter (FX’s “Pose”) and Lorraine Toussaint (NBC’s “The Village”) — to talk about the pros and cons of Peak TV, the roles that push beyond the comfort zone, fan overreactions and nervous breakdowns.

Here is an excerpt from their conversation edited for length and clarity. The full interview will air on Spectrum News 1, starting June 7 at 9 p.m.

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Posted by admin on May 28, 2019

For every role Jodie Comer plays, a letter arrives from God with notes. Technically, it doesn’t come from the Almighty directly – the letters are sent by a priest in her father’s parish, but as he does God’s work it surely counts as forwarded mail – and they wait for her, in silent judgement or praise, at her parents’ Liverpool home where she stays when she’s not filming.


“And he still does it,” says Comer in her thick Liverpudlian accent. “When he watches a thing I’ve done, he’ll explain what he took from it in regards to the people he meets. He says he respects what I do, because you have to find empathy for people you otherwise might not.”

Which, of course, invites the question: Comer plays Killing Eve’s Villanelle, a deliriously demented psychopathic assassin, so what does God think about her best-known role? “He’s spoken,” says Comer, “about the depths he feels I would have to go to in order understand why a person would be like this.”

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Posted by admin on April 08, 2019

Town and Country

The star of Killing Eve has made an assassin into one of television’s most charming characters. It took raw talent, hard work, and a very serious skincare regimen.

Few things can establish an actor’s chops—or cast doubt on them—as quickly as a multiple personality role. The most famous example, of course, is Sally Field earning her spot high in the pop culture firmament (and a Best Actress Emmy) for her portrayal of the 13 other personalities contained within the woman at the center of the 1976 TV movie Sybil. Think also of the chill you felt when Edward Norton suddenly shifted from sweet, stuttering altar boy to vulgar, manipulative murderer at the end of Primal Fear. It was Norton’s first film, and his first Oscar nomination.
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Posted by admin on April 08, 2019



Actress Jodie Comer, who plays the sociopathic assassin trying to hunt down British intelligence agent Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) in the BBC America drama “Killing Eve.” (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)


Most internet searches are pretty forgettable. But for Jodie Comer, tapping her manicured fingers across her phone screen on a recent day, the results for this one needed to be shared.

“I mean, come on,” she says, holding out the phone to reveal a collection of photos of a shirtless Bruce Springsteen on the beach.

It’s the sort of sly bait maneuver that, were this a scene playing out in “Killing Eve,” would end in the death of the credulous victim distracted by the American icon at the hands of the ruthless assassin that Comer wickedly plays.

Comer’s performance as Villanelle in the BBC America series is hard to shake — her lethal smile alone can be a source of obsession. But in person Comer is chatty and friendly, a world away from the brutal and enigmatic Villanelle.

The 26-year-old English actress likes to talk about her ultimate fast food mashup while in Los Angeles (an In-N-Out burger and fries from McDonald’s) and her enduring admiration for The Boss. She’ll tell you that “If I Should Fall Behind,” “Red Headed Woman” and “Secret Garden” are her favorite Springsteen songs and the back story to the beach photos discovery that originated at a house party.

“I woke up the next day with a hangover and I went onto Google,” she begins. “Do you ever do that when you’ve been on a night out? Like, go to your phone and are like, oh my God, what was I searching last night? Or you go on your Spotify and you’re like, OK, the Okie Cokie came out last night? Don’t remember that one.”

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