‘Killing Eve’ Star Jodie Comer Had a Security Scare in London

Actor Jodie Comer faced a security scare while acting in a play in London when someone outside the theater alarmed fans. It all led to a change in plans for the evening, something the iffy individual reportedly didn’t like.

Find out what witnesses say the person did to concern the Killing Eve star’s loyal admirers and how her security team reacted. Plus, learn a little about the solo play she was starring in, Prima Facie, and how fans around the globe will eventually get a chance to see it.

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Jodie Comer and ‘Prima Facie’ in London is more than a security scare

The alarming incident occurred during Comer’s starring run in a solo show called Prima Facie and took place at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London. Lucky for fans who can’t make the show, it won’t be limited to that venue.

On July 21, 2022, it will play in movie theaters worldwide, and the English actor shared her excitement. “I am delighted that our production of Prima Facie will be available to watch in cinemas across the world,” she said per the theater’s Instagram.

She added, “Alongside our ticketing initiatives this is another way that we can make sure that this play is accessible to anyone that would like to see it.”

Comer seems passionate about the production and its message, which focuses on sexual assault. According to reviews on Twitter, the actor gave “phenomenal” performances in the play.

Admirers showed up by the hundreds for the chance to meet Comer outside the Harold Pinter Theater. But one night, one bystander seemed oddly out of place. And his behavior eventually became concerning enough to change the actor’s plans for the evening.

Jodie Comer’s fans alerted security about a concerning individual outside her play

According to a report from The Sun, the crowd on the night in question consisted mostly of women. So, some bystanders took notice of a man in a suit with a bouquet. He reportedly behaved somewhat oddly while fans waited for Comer to emerge for a meet and greet.

“He was scrolling through images of Jodie on his phone. A few of the fans standing near him were worried by his behaviour, so they notified security staff,” a witness recalled.

An announcement came that the talented star would not be meeting with fans. Then, security began to close the shutters over the stage door. Witnesses said the man tried to get under before the shutters closed. When that didn’t work, he seemed to become angry.

Sources told The Sun Comer’s team didn’t feel the individual was a threat after reviewing CCTV footage.

A stalker threatened and harassed Jodie Comer online in 2021

Unfortunately, it wasn’t the Free Guy actor’s first encounter with a potentially dangerous follower. The Sun reported in 2021 that Comer had been receiving online threats and involved authorities when the harassment persisted.

The violent messages supposedly contained talk of murder and were also directed at her family members. They were eventually traced to an individual in France who was then arrested. Sources reported the man was subsequently sent for care in a mental health facility.

The Sun noted, “There is no suggestion [the man from London] is the same man from [the 2021] incident.”

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How to get help: In the U.S., call the RAINN National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 to connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.