What’s Up Next For ‘Killing Eve’ Star Jodie Comer After Season 3?
By now, everyone knows about Killing Eve. The BBC show starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer about a fabulous serial killer has some of the best television moments of the past few years. There’s a reason why the show has won several awards, including Critic’s Choice Awards, Emmys, and Golden Globes. Out of those, Comer won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series last year, and after watching her play Villanelle there’s no question as to why.
Comer has embodied Villanelle so well since 2018 and has actually made people love the serial killer. Even Taylor Swift explained that it was weirdly nice to see a woman in the role of a “lovable psychopath,” something that women don’t get to play often.
Between speaking several languages and making you laugh even when she’s shooting a new killer she’s supposed to be teaching, Comer does an excellent job. So, if you can’t for Season 4, then here are some other projects to get excited about down the line for her.
If you’ve ever played The Sims 4 and wondered what Bella Goth or Bob Pancakes does when they’re not roaming the different worlds, then Free Guy is for you. Ryan Reynolds plays Guy, an NPC (non-player character, aka townies in The Sims mentioned above) in a crazy game world, with destruction happening all the time.
Comer plays Milly, one of the game developers who adds new code into the game to give Guy some free will and a bit more sentience, so that he thinks he’s the main character. Milly is inserted into the game at some point because Comer also plays Molotov Girl. Think if The Lego Movie was live-action and Reynolds played Chris Pratt’s Emmett, and Comer was Elizabeth Banks’ Wyldstyle. It’s expected to come out in December.
British playwright Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads is coming back in a new BBC production, and Comer is staring in one of the episodes called “Her Big Chance” as Lesley, is a struggling actress who has an unfortunate misunderstanding about her big break role. In the ‘80s production of Talking Heads, this role was played by Julie Walters, aka Molly Weasley in the Harry Potter series and Rosie in the Mamma Mia movies.
The series was already filming in late April, according to The Guardian, in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines. “In such difficult circumstances, that the BBC should choose to remount both series of Talking Heads, and produce two entirely new ones, is a comfort and a huge compliment,” Bennett said. “I hope a new generation of actors will get and give as much pleasure as we did 20 and 30 years ago.”
The Last Duel
Lastly, from Ridley Scott The Last Duel stars Matt Damon, Comer, Adam Driver and Ben Affleck. It’s a period piece that takes in 14th century France and was supposed to release this Christmas. Filming sort of started in Ireland, however it was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Damon plays Jean de Carrouges and Driver a squire Jacques Le Gris and Damon’s character comes back from war to accuse Driver’s character of sexually assaulting his wife, Marguerite (Comer). Basically, Damon and Driver turn on each other and have to fight to the death to prove that Marguerite was telling the truth… because that’s a valid solution. Anyway, there’s an equally unhelpful outcome if Damon loses, and that’s that Comer’s character would be burned at the stake. Weird 14th century French traditions aside, it’s unclear when this film will actually be released because of the hold. According to Deadline, it sounds like they have 4 and a half weeks of footage already, so it might be possible.
So, if you’re a Comer fan, there’s some good stuff coming your way. Not to mention, Killing Eve Season 4 is a go as well.