October 29, 2020 admin No Comment

On her role as a skincare ambassador

“For me, everything is about integrity, including my acting,” Jodie told R29. “I’ve got to believe in something if I’m going to put my time into it and I was blown away by Noble Panacea’s ethos and attitude towards what beauty is.” The brand was founded by Sir Fraser Stoddart, the 2016 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry, and champions active ingredients such as probiotics, which strengthen the skin’s barrier, and acids for gentle exfoliation. “There is so much science that has gone into these products and I think that’s authentic,” said Jodie.

On the simple skincare routine that makes all the difference
Since working with the brand, Jodie has cut back on stockpiling hyped skincare products and now opts for a more minimal routine. “I actually feel embarrassed when I look at my cosmetic cupboard and I see all the products that I’ve bought because there’s always something new,” she said. Cleansing is the lynchpin in her morning and evening routine. “I always cleanse my skin,” she added. “If I’m filming and wearing a lot of makeup, I prefer something with a creamy, thicker texture and I love using a cleansing brush.”

What follows is super simple yet effective. “My skin actually gets clogged quite easily, so in the morning I just use the Radiant Resilience Moisturiser,” a mix of skin-repairing probiotics, pollution-busting minerals and soothing plant extracts. “What the brand champions is using the products in steps, so I also love the Brilliant Prime Radiance Serum when I’m working out,” which contains bakuchiol (nature’s answer to retinol) and exfoliating glycolic acid. “I hate my skin being dry but I don’t want too much on my skin,” added Jodie. “Then, I always use SPF 50,” something Jodie’s facialist, Jasmina Vico, has instilled in her. “Jasmina can be naughty and nice when it comes to my skin,” continued Jodie, who treats herself to the odd facial when she’s in London. “They can be a little bit painful but that’s when I know it’s doing my skin some good. I’d much rather get all the gunk out of my face.”

In the evening, Jodie speaks highly of the Overnight Recharge Cream. “But I try not to put too much on my face at night,” she said. “I really like rose or lavender water – something that will give my skin a little hydration boost. I try and keep it simple, and I find that if I change things up too much, I don’t notice a positive difference on my skin. I leave things like retinol to the experts because I feel like something could go horribly wrong.

On being mindful when it comes to beauty
“Now, I’m more mindful about what I’m actually putting on my skin and into my body, and it helps that Noble Panacea ingredients are all clean,” said Jodie. All products are 100% fragrance-free, hypoallergenic and formulated without mineral oil, petrolatum, alcohol and paraffin, to name a few ingredients which may have the potential to irritate sensitive skin. “This never used to be important to me but it is now,” added Jodie. “I’m obsessed with the Overnight Recharge Creamin particular. When you wake up in the morning your skin is so moisturised and glowy and it starts you off on the right foot. I love the consistency of it, too. I hate it when a cream just dissolves into your skin but you don’t want it to be too thick either.”

Jodie’s approach to skincare has changed since learning more about efficacy and sustainability. “I feel like we always just slap our moisturiser on and can be quite rough with our face when washing it,” said Jodie. “I travel a lot with work, too,” she continued, “so the Recharge Cream’s small packages [each dose is individually wrapped to protect the product from light and air] are really useful and there’s zero waste.” The brand recently partnered with TerraCycle to source materials that are 100% nationally recyclable.

On the makeup products she can’t live without and the top tips she’s picked up on set
“Whenever anyone uses an Hourglass foundation on me, I love it. Also their highlighter palettes are so good,” revealed Jodie. “I also really like the Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer sticks but I like to warm the product up on my hand first and then apply it, as if you layer it, it can be quite thick.”
Jodie works with makeup artist Alex Babsky a lot and has learned some clever makeup hacks. “Recently, Alex was doing an eyeliner look on me that was kind of like a cat eye but so subtle and gorgeous. I always want to do a little flick but it always ends up on my forehead. I’m always trying to level it out and it always gets bigger and bigger. He gave me a top tip, though: start it from the centre of your eye and then wing it out, starting with a pencil and then a felt-tip liquid liner.”

“Another tip I learned is that once your lips are done, going around them with a little bit of concealer makes them seem a bit sharper and fuller,” said Jodie. “I really love a white or off-white eyeliner in my waterline to make my eyes look bigger, too, that’s a really nice touch. I also don’t put any mascara on my lower lashes, as it makes my eyes look smaller. But skin prep is also important. Whenever Hung Vanngo does my makeup, there is a face wash and a cleanser and two sheet masks and all of these things beforehand!”
On her iconic blonde hair
“I’m so lazy with my hair,” said Jodie, “but I love Olaplex and that’s the shampoo that I use.” Then it’s a simple spritz of sea salt spray (her hair hairstylist recently gave her Fudge) and she’s good to go. When Jodie is in the US, Harry Josh colours her hair, but when she’s back in the UK, John Clark at John Frieda takes over every five weeks. “The amazing thing is you get to try these amazing styles and colours out and it’s so fun to be able to play around like that,” said Jodie. But there’s one thing she’ll never try again: a fringe. “I got one on a whim one time and as soon as I walked out of the salon I thought, What have I done? Every time I had an event, I’d ask the stylists to please do something with it.”

On her everyday makeup look
“I like concealer and a little eyebrow gel so I don’t have to fill in my brows. I use MAC Brow Set in Clear because that stuff does not shift. I also have to have my Kevyn Aucoin eyelash curlers and I also like a nice cream blush, something super natural.”

On her Instagram-famous eyebrows
“My advice is: don’t touch them! I’m lazy with my brows and used to have no eyebrows so I’m scared to do anything to them,” said Jodie. “Actually, I’m very lucky they grew back. I let makeup artists tidy them up as long as they don’t go crazy, but I’d say leave as much as you can. I always used to draw mine on so heavy but I need to feather them slightly. Less is more with eyebrows.”
On her favourite Killing Eve beauty looks
“My favourite was the look from season one, episode three when [Villanelle] killed Bill,” said Jodie. “Even the costume was great, the jigsaw suit and plaits. We were filming in Berlin and she had Doc Martens on. What I imagine about Villanelle is that she is busy and doesn’t have the time to sit there and do her makeup. She’s free and being who she is. She is stripped back. As the seasons went on and the costumes became such a big thing, we had the opportunity to experiment. But she’s simple.”
On her favourite style picks
“You can’t underestimate the power of a good quality T-shirt and jeans,” said Jodie. She continued: “I love Agolde jeans. Mine split on the bum but I ordered them again because they’re so good. PAIGE jeans have great elasticity if you’re a girl who likes your food, like me! My friend also works at New Balance and when there’s a new shoe, she keeps me cool, but I’m very low maintenance.”
And if she’s going to spend her money? “I love a good Joseph jumper or knit, and I’m more of a pants and jacket girl. Recently, when the BAFTAs were virtual, my stylist got me a Duro Olowu dress, which had a low V-neck. When I put that on I thought, Why don’t I wear dresses more? I was obsessed. But it takes a special type of dress to sway me. I also just bought a new pair of black boots from Celine. These ones don’t cut off my calves and I can wear them with jeans and a dress.”

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October 29, 2020 admin No Comment

One of the most memorable action beats in cinema this year came partway through a bust-up in Birds Of Prey, when Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn stops mid-brawl to offer Jurnee Smollett’s Black Canary a much-needed hair tie. It was a refreshing moment of practicality in the middle of an action sequence, one that felt real, necessary, and a jab at the impracticalities of most stylised action heroines. Now, get ready for Jodie Comer’s Molotov Girl in Shawn Levy’s video game romp Free Guy – a character who, even in an outlandish open-world RPG, is all about sensible costuming in the name of maximum damage.

Speaking in a joint interview with co-star Ryan Reynolds in the new The Suicide Squad issue of Empire, Comer opened up about the no-nonsense approach to the look of virtual character Molotov Girl – boots, knee-pads, layers, and easily-accessible weapon holsters – as constructed by her gamer character Milly. “I love that this twenty something girl has created an avatar for a video game and it’s not, like, a man’s idea of what she should look like. Milly created it, and it’s practical. Of course, it’s practical!” she says. “I remember when we were still filming and the stunt guys were asking me, ‘Are you in heels for this stunt?’ and I was like, ‘No! She’s in practical, flat boots, just like she should be.’”

As Reynolds points out, Molotov Girl’s look was partially based on Bonnie, of Bonnie and Clyde. “At first the character was written as this kind of punk-rock, nondescript sort of goth character and it just felt so dated,” he says. “So in order to make the character less dated, we… well, we went even further back and based her on Bonnie Parker. She had an iconic look, very practical, very chic.”

Read the full conversation between Comer and Reynolds in The Suicide Squad issue of Empire, on sale Thursday 29 October and available to order online now. Free Guy is currently expected in UK cinemas from 11 December.

July 29, 2020 admin No Comment

We have some fantastic news today! The Emmy awards were announced and Jodie has been nominated for Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Villanelle in Killing Eve Alongside with her two Killing Eve co-stars Sandra Oh was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series alongside Fiona Shaw Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series! and Killing Eve itself was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series, big congrats to Jodie her fellow castmates, and the Killing Eve team! Fingers crossed award season will be in their favor!

July 24, 2020 admin No Comment

Deadline- Production on Season 4 of BBC America’s Killing Eve has been postponed without a clear return date as the show’s complicated European shoot schedule has been hammered by coronavirus.

Deadline can reveal that Sid Gentle Films was originally aiming to get cameras rolling on the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning drama in August, as it has with the past three series. But the company has now abandoned the plans and is yet to set a restart date for later this year.

The main reason for the delay is because Killing Eve is a jigsaw of European location shoots, many of which have been rendered difficult at this time due to the pandemic. Producers are being tight-lipped about where Season 4 will take Villanelle (Jodie Comer) and Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh), but past locations include Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bucharest and Tuscany.

There have also been some industry rumors that Oh has been reluctant to fly into Europe to begin shooting, but this was downplayed by a source close to the show. One prominent British drama producer acknowledged, however, that getting Hollywood talent on a plane is not going to be straightforward for anyone right now.

The Killing Eve production delay will almost certainly push back its premiere date in 2021. The show works on a fairly fast turnaround basis, shooting in late summer and through the autumn, before premiering in early April on BBC America.

A spokesman for the show said: “Killing Eve shoots across multiple European locations. Due to the uncertainty of the world as a result of Covid-19, no shooting schedules for Killing Eve season four have been locked in at this point and there are various scenarios in play.”

Killing Eve has been in the headlines in recent weeks. Writer Kayleigh Llewellyn tweeted a picture of the show’s all-white writers’ room, prompting a social media pile-on over the show’s lack of diversity. Oh herself has also talked about her experiences of working in the UK. “Sometimes it would be me and 75 white people and I have not come from that,” she said. “The development of people behind the camera is very slow in the UK.

June 27, 2020 admin No Comment

Hi folks, sorry for the delay I was having host issues. I have added Screencaptures and Promotional Images of Jodie’s performance in Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads “Her Big Chance”. Jodie was incredible as always amazing for her to do another role! I hope you enjoy viewing the photos in our gallery.

June 27, 2020 admin No Comment

GlamourJodie Comer is the most talented actress of her generation and she has the receipts – or rather the accolades – to prove it. An Emmy award and a BAFTA award (she’s been nominated three times) are perhaps her most notable pieces of hardware, but her greatest achievement of all is that in a world where artifice rules, Jodie is a real queen of authenticity. That’s right, Jodie is even better in real life.

WATCH: Jodie Comer reveals the classism she has experienced in auditions due to her Liverpool accent and dealing with imposter syndrome

As Jodie prepares to star in Talking Heads – a new BBC reimagining of Alan Bennett’s monologues – where she plays an ambitious 1980s actress by the name of Lesley, she joins Josh Smith for the latest episode of GLAMOUR UNFILTERED, our bi-weekly chat show. Here Jodie talks about dealing with classist feedback in auditions because of her strong Liverpool accent, audition fails, building her self-esteem and putting her, “big girl pants on,” and why she never wants to be anyone’s milky cup of tea. Well Jodie, you are exactly our cup of tea…

Your episode of Talking Heads is a 45 minutes tour de force in acting from you…
It was so hard! I remember finishing the day and being like, “That is without a doubt the most difficult thing I’ve ever done,” so it’s something I definitely feel proud of.

So, murdering multiple people on screen and learning hundreds of accents for Killing Eve isn’t challenging enough for you, babe?
You know what it was? It was the concentration. I think there was 20 pages of dialogue. Obviously, we shot it within the lockdown with new rules and regulations, less people on set and there was one other person on set with me at any given time. The set was deadly, deadly silent and usually sets are so chaotic. Everyone’s just running around, trying to do what they need to do last minute before the camera turns over. This time it was like tumbleweed. Then obviously you’re looking down the barrel of the lens, which you’re also told, “Pretend the cameras not there.” To get a bit loosey-goosey, it just took a little bit of time.

Jodie Comer as Lesley
This is meant to be Lesley’s big break in Talking Heads. Throughout your career has there been a time when you felt like something was going to be your big break, and you were like, “This is it, honeys,” and then it didn’t happen?
God, do you know what? I don’t think I have. I think for me what I always realised was with each role that I did, I always learned something new. I feel like they all mount up together. I feel like they all make up to that big, big break. Obviously, Killing Eve was huge. I think I’m more of the pessimist. I’m always a bit like, “No one’s going to like it! Oh God!” You worry more, I think, than going, “Well, this is it, guys. I’ve made it!” It’s more like, “Oh my God. Everyone’s going to hate it. Then I’m never going to work again,” which always, of course, is silly.

Of course, you do things, and you put so much into them. Not everything lands well, it’s not like everything you do is a roaring success and that’s okay. But I think as long as you go into something with integrity and you know the reasons you’re doing it and why you believe in it, it doesn’t matter if it’s a bit of a flop because you have stuck by your convictions. Whereas I think if you get into something for the wrong reasons, and then it doesn’t go well, then you’ve got to answer to yourself. I think actually that’s the hardest part, if you don’t kind of stay true to you and what you believe in.

What is your relationship with your self-critic like?
Oh my God! Well, up and down. It’s funny, and I think with myself critic with work, I’m better with dealing with that kind of critique of myself because I feel confident in what I do, I believe in what I do and I trust my strengths. Whereas if it’s something more personable, like your self-esteem or what people think of you or reading things online that aren’t true or those kinds of things, it’s harder for me to kind of put my big girl pants on and be like, “No, that isn’t right,” or, “That doesn’t make sense.” It just depends. It also depends on the time of the month, Josh, to be quite honest with you!

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June 25, 2020 admin No Comment


So, here’s some good news for the culture-starved. Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads – the playwright’s hilarious and heartbreaking monologues from the ’80s and ’90s (and stalwarts of A Level and GSCE exam papers) – are returning to BBC primetime. Remade in the middle of lockdown with a new, all-star lineup, they will land on iPlayer on 23 June before being rolled out piecemeal on BBC One in the coming weeks. With socially-distanced crews and actors doing their own hair and make-up (monologues are the ideal Covid set-up, aren’t they?), 10 of Bennett’s seminal dozen were re-filmed last month with the likes of Kristin Scott Thomas, Harriet Walter, Lucian Msamati, Martin Freeman and Imelda Staunton. (He has even penned two new instalments for Sarah Lancashire and Monica Dolan.)

Then there’s Jodie Comer. When the call came, the nascent superstar, famed for Killing Eve (and her recent British Vogue cover), found herself at home with her family and a suddenly wide-open schedule, having had to down tools on Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel, which she had been filming in France alongside Adam Driver and Matt Damon. She jumped at the chance, especially when she found out Josie Rourke (former head of the Donmar Warehouse) would direct her. Though it turned out to be anything but easy. “This is, without a doubt, the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” says Comer.

For 40 sublime minutes, the award-winning Scouser plays aspirant, ’80s actress Lesley in Her Big Chance. Delivered straight into the camera lens in a series of wincingly funny, breath-catchingly sad vignettes, she relays the tale of our somewhat delusional heroine’s sudden and unlikely casting in a film that slowly reveals itself to be a soft porn piece, “for the West German market”. Julie Walters did Lesley first time around, to iconic effect. “I watched the first minute of it then switched it off,” says Comer of trying to watch the earlier version, scared to drift too close. And it worked. Comer has brought all her dazzling, own-brand pathos to what is sure to be one of the most talked-about slices of TV of the year.

Jodie Comer in Talking Heads

Naturally, we have a Zoom to talk everything from Bennett to what she’s planning to wear to the socially-distanced TV BAFTAs next month. Dialling in ahead of her daily pilates session (remote, naturally), the 27-year-old is at home and in good spirits, with her shaken out hair at maximum volume, to say nothing of some excellent minimalist athleisurewear.

So, first things first. Did you actually have to do your own make-up?

“Yes! It was fun actually. We tried to make sure it had the ’80s feel while being a little more stripped back. I was a bit worried, as sometimes when you’re getting your last hair and make-up checks on set, that’s your little quiet minute to get in the zone. So I was worried that doing it myself, being self-conscious in that way – making sure I looked okay – would be a bit distracting for getting into character. But I made it all part of Lesley. We did a smoky eye.”

Is it true you only had three weeks to learn it all?

“It all happened very quickly, which means I couldn’t overthink it too much at least. I got the email from my agent and within a few days me and Josie were rehearsing on Skype in the mornings. Then we shot it in a day and there was only one person on set with me at any given time. It was completely silent apart from me talking. All day down the barrel of the lens.”

Are you good at learning lines?

“Well, I like to think I generally am [laughs]. But with a text that big it’s so much more difficult.”

Forty minutes of non-stop, very precise script delivery. Ouch…

“The challenge was we shot every scene in just one take. If ever I fluffed a line, I had to take a deep breath and go back to the beginning.”

What was the most number of takes you had to do?

“Scene three, when she’s waiting to go on set. It was four or five-o-clock in the afternoon by that point.”

Three takes? Five?

“Oh more!”

Nine? Ten?

“[Laughing] Definitely more like that, yes. Just missing a word! The crew were very patient.”

Has it made you want to do theatre?

“I would love to do theatre! It terrifies me, the thought of it. Because I haven’t been to drama school – though of course I have my process – I’ve always thought I was lacking a little bit in detail. But working with Josie was incredible. We ripped the script apart and she helped me bring to life so many things beyond the page.”

So when might we see you on stage?

“Don’t get me wrong, I’ve gone for so many theatre auditions [in the past] and been told that I’m not experienced enough. I wouldn’t say it was malicious, but maybe there was a little bit of a snobbery there. And the insecurity with me is that I’m not theatre trained. I’ve always been waiting for the perfect moment. I actually got sent an amazing play which I’m probably not allowed to talk about…”

Did you call Alan Bennett before you took on Lesley?

“I didn’t. I was too nervous. Josie spoke to him and said, ‘He said if you want to call him and ask him any questions, he’s happy to do that.’ But I was so terrified to do it justice and said I wouldn’t because of nerves. But I definitely would love to now. Once they’ve been out and he’s seen them, I would love to ring him and say thank you for trusting me.”

It is laugh-out-loud funny. What line from it makes you giggle most?

“There are so many good bits. It’s all the mundane little parts that make me really laugh. I love the bit where she just goes: ‘When the phone went telling me I got the part I assumed it was Simon, so I said, ‘Hello Simon!’ He said: ‘Try Nigel.’ So I said, ‘Well Nigel….’”

And the line that breaks your heart?

“Whenever I get to the last paragraph and she just says: ‘Acting is giving.’ I always want to cry. That final paragraph is so emotional for me.”

What has lockdown meant for the next series of Killing Eve?

“They were planning to go on time, but with everything shut down you can’t do location scouting and things like that, so everything is very much up in the air. I was halfway through The Last Duel, and we don’t have very much left on that.”

How’s the quiet life?

“Yeah, it’s good. I’m up in Liverpool. Obviously I’m itching to get back to some sort of normal. Now when I have to leave the house for something it feels like the biggest thing ever. I’ve been watching a lot of telly.”

Any recommendations?

“Ozark, each season gets stronger and stronger. It’s incredible how they continue to keep raising the bar.”

Noted. And congratulations on the third BAFTA nomination for Killing Eve next month. How do you think the socially-distanced ceremony is going to work?

“I guess like this… on a Zoom! [Laughs] And what’s the dress code?”

Have they given any guidance?

“Not yet. But it might be quite nice. I might just do a flashy top and wear my pyjamas on the bottom. That way I can say I wore my pyjamas to the BAFTAs.”

Talking Heads will be available on BBC iPlayer from 23 June and Jodie’s monologue, Her Last Chance, will air on BBC One on 29 June at 8:45pm

June 9, 2020 admin No Comment

Jodie Comer Talking Heads First Look
The BBC has released first-look images of the cast of Talking Heads, a coronavirus-inspired reimagining of Alan Bennett’s BAFTA-winning series of dramatic monologues.

Killing Eve actress Jodie Comer, Sherlock star Martin Freeman and the soon-to-be star of The Crown Imelda Staunton are among those attached to the project, which premieres June 23 before the full series is dropped on iPlayer.

The 12-part season was produced by the London Theatre Company on ready-made sets at Elstree Studios. Kristin Scott Thomas, Maxine Peake, Rochenda Sandall and Lucian Msamati are also among the cast for the monologues, which center on themes including death, isolation and illness.

Talking Heads is produced by Nicholas Hytner and Kevin Loader for London Theatre Company, and co-produced by Steve Clark Hall. Executive producers are Nick Starr and Anthony Jones for London Theatre Company, and Piers Wenger for the BBC.


June 4, 2020 admin No Comment

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will be holding a live q&a tomorrow at 6 pm on their Facebook with the cast of Killing Eve, Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, and Fiona Shaw. Below you can find the link to join

June 4, 2020 admin No Comment

The BAFTA Nominations for 2020 have been released online, due to the COVID Panedmic, the BAFTA’S Will now take place on July 31.

Jodie has been Nominated for Leading Actress for her portrayal in Killing Eve, biggest congratulations to Jodie for the nomination, and here’s hoping she will win the second year in a row!