Most famous actors get used to enthusiasts screaming “I love you!” or seeing similar affections pop up on social media. But after breaking out because the beguiling assassin in BBC America’s hit drama “Killing Eve,” Jodie Comer gets barely greater targeted requests.
How does the actress at the back of Villanelle respond while lovers ask her to “stab me to dying with the ones stilettos?”
“I don’t!” Comer stated, in the course of a smartphone name with IndieWire. “The component is: I couldn’t be greater one of a kind from her. I’ve were given no coordination, and I’m so clumsy and fall by myself toes. So in the event that they need me to kill them, it’d now not be as cool as Villanelle. It would be awful.”
As for her violent individual’s mysterious attraction, Comer thinks she gives visitors a vicarious thrill.
“There’s always that element of, ‘Oh, I really need to have a drink with her, but then do I?’” Comer stated. “Forget the killing and that stuff, but there’s some thing approximately her that makes human beings need to live through her, and there’s a lot of entertainment to be had there. But sure, there’s definitely an extreme help, which has been high-quality but it’s without a doubt, truely extreme.”
With such obsession comes other questions — questions relevant to “Killing Eve’s” ongoing story and Villanelle’s function in it. Specifically, Season three chose to deal with a lingering revelation from last year’s finale: Villanelle’s own family. Long idea to be dead, Konstantin (Kim Bodnia) let slip that the female formerly known as Oksana nevertheless has relatives in Russia, and new showrunner Suzanne Heathcote felt this type of foremost admission couldn’t be omitted.
“Suddenly, in that one line of debate, she discovers that now not all her own family is dead,” Heathcote said. “So there’s some thing approximately her [past] that wishes to be explored — she changed into Oksana, she made herself into Villanelle, and she or he honestly wishes Oksana to be destroyed, in a manner, to make sure she’s on top of things of herself.”
But a part of Villanelle’s appeal lies in her capricious nature; she’s always sudden in what (or who) she desires and resourceful in how she carries out every assassination. Every clarification furnished for her unpredictable behavior threatens to erase the cause audiences are enamored together with her in any respect. Could revealing her backstory open a door which can’t be closed?
“By Season 3, you’ve earned the right — as an target market and a storyteller — to get a peek at who this individual in reality is,” Heathcote said. “And she’s nevertheless ethereal and enigmatic; you’ll see inside the later episodes that it’s now not like the entirety approximately her is now defined. We’ve simply visible something of who she is underneath it all.”
“I don’t want her to become predictable,” Comer stated. “I should move ahead along with her, and that’s what we tried to do on this season: to find a new manner of growing along with her.”