Jodie Comer won all of our hearts when she was awarded best actress at the Bafta TV Awards in 2019 - but for those used to hearing Villanelle's Russian accent in Killing Eve, they were also quite surprised to hear her IRL Liverpool accent. Still now, for those only acquainted with her assassin TV character, her voice can come as a shock.
Notably, that's because she's so damn good at seemingly every accent in the book. Why? Well, according to Jodie, her insane skill for seamlessly switching up accents actually runs in her family.
Speaking at the Killing Eve season 2 premiere, the actor told press (as reported by Metro), ‘It comes from growing up. Me and my dad if there was an advert with a silly voice on we’d always impersonate it around the house just joking around.’
The 26-year-old also added that she might not be able to separate herself from the chilling Villanelle if she kept her usual accent. ‘When I’m doing my own accent I find it harder to separate myself from the character; I don’t know why. You also don’t see many Scousers on the telly so maybe we need to change that up a bit!’
‘It’s something I really enjoy doing and I remember when I auditioned and they told me about the languages,’ she added, talking about some of the porkies actors tell on their CV. ‘You always get told if in an audition you get asked if you can ride a horse you say yes, even when you can’t, so that’s what I did with the languages,’ joked Jodie. ‘But that was equally terrifying but the exciting part of playing her.’ It's just further proof that the young actress can do anything, tbh.
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Kath & Kim
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