'Killing Eve' star Jodie Comer says men are ‘frightened’ of her after playing sadistic assassin

PASADENA, CA – FEBRUARY 09: Actor Jodie Comer attends the ‘Killing Eve’ panel during the BBC America/AMC portion of the 2019 Winter TCA on February 9, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for AMC Networks )

Being one of the stars of a hugely popular TV series, you would think actress Jodie Comer would have men falling at her feet – but she has revealed that men are ‘hesitant’ when introduced to her because they can be ‘a bit frightened’.

The 25-year-old actress plays cold-blooded assassin Villanelle in Killing Eve alongside Canadian actress Sandra Oh. The show proved a huge success, winning a flurry of awards at recent ceremonies.

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Despite this, Comer has revealed the success hasn’t spread to every aspect of her life. She told The Sun on Sunday: “Villanelle has issues and she has no remorse. She sees killing people as her job — she is good at it and she gets so much from the kills. Obviously she does things I would never dream of doing as she has no moral compass.

“I wanted people to be scared of her. But when I am introduced to men sometimes they are a little bit hesitant and yes, maybe they can be a bit frightened.”

Not surprising really, considering media website Mashable dubbed her ‘the most terrifying villain on TV’.


But, Comer reassures fans (and potential suitors) she in nothing like the psychopathic Villanelle. She said: “I am a home bird. There’s no place I would rather be than at home in my pyjamas watching the telly with my brother Charlie.

“That is my complete happy space. I watch a lot of reality television because I find it hard to commit to anything.

“Also, I am so clumsy. There was a scene in the first season where I had to flip out a knife in the bathroom and it took me about 15 tries to get it right.”

The second series of Killing Eve will return to our screens in April.