Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer almost ditched her Scouse accent before Line of Duty’s Stephen Graham convinced her not to – The Sun
KILLING Eve's Jodie Comer almost ditched her Scouse accent but Line of Duty's Stephen Graham convinced her not to.
The 27-year-old uses an array of accents as stylish assassin Villanelle in the hit BBC series, but in real life she has a strong Liverpudlian twang.
As she started out in her acting career, Jodie believed she would need to lose her accent to get ahead.
She told the Radio Times: "Do you know what, it’s funny because when I was much younger, when I was with another agency and really young, I don’t know where I got it from, but I thought 'I have to lose my accent'."
Thankfully, fellow Scouser Stephen, who starred in the last series of Line of Duty, convinced her not to.
She continued: "And I remember working with Stephen Graham and he was great.
"He was like, 'Don’t you dare lose your accent!' And I didn’t.
"Maybe it’s just this idea of being working class from the North West, you don’t hear those voices all the time on television.”
Despite embracing her native accent, Jodie recently revealed she asked Killing Eve bosses to remove a scene where Villanelle adopted her real-life twang.
Speaking to BAFTA, she explained: "I'm afraid Scouse will not be making an appearance on Killing Eve.
In season two, it got written into one episode. I asked them to take it out because it seemed too gimmicky for me.
"I was like, 'We know she does accents but Scouse feels too much like a wink to the camera'."
Killing Eve seasons 1-3 is available to stream on BBC iPlayer now.
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