Killing Eve Season 2 Almost Killed Jodie Comer—Literally
Article from Vanity Fair.
Villanelle is virtually indestructible, but the actress who plays her almost got taken out by a pasta dish.
It was my most dangerous Villanelle moment,” Jodie Comer said. Now, quick: try and imagine what she might have been talking about. Comer’s Killing Eve character is an international woman of mystery and a vicious assassin, after all; what stunt could possibly have put Comer in that much danger? Chowing down on pasta, apparently.
Comer shared her harrowing tale with Entertainment Weekly as part of a Q&A with fellow cover star Sandra Oh. As the actress recounted, she was filming a scene that featured her character “eating some pasta in a very grotesque way . . . She’s trying to prove a point about something.”
“She’s playing it up, being her usual childish self, and the pasta was extremely dry,” Comer continued. “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. 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.”
As devastating as it is to imagine having to convert to a life bereft of the world’s most objectively delicious carbs, it would be hard to blame Comer for staying away from noodles. One might go so far as to say that avoiding something that’s tried to kill her shows that the actress shares some of the sharp survival instincts that have kept her Killing Eve character alive and out of police custody. That said, Comer appears to have made a full recovery since the noodle incident—and given her ability to laugh about it, it seems likely she won’t be saying “Sayonara, carbonara” for good. (Sorry.) Whether the Killing Eve crew ever got the pasta footage they wanted remains to be seen; we’ll probably have to wait for the show’s April 7 return to find out.