Welcome to Adoring Jodie Comer your newest source dedicated to the Emmy award winning British Actress Jodie Comer. Jodie is best known for her role as Villanelle in the TV Series Klling Eve but you also may recognise her as Elizabeth of York in the Starz TV Series The White Princess, as Ivy Moxam in the TV Mini-Series Thirteen and as Chloe Gemell in the TV Series My Mad Fat Diary. Jodie is set to star alongside Ryan Reynolds in Free Guy and alongside Ben Affleck and Matt Damon in The Last Duel.

Adoring Jodie Comer aims to be your most up-to-date and comprehensive source for Jodie. Check back daily for all the latest news, photos and info. Thank you for visiting the site and supporting Jodie and her career!

Welcome to Adoring Jodie Comer your newest source dedicated to the Emmy award winning British Actress Jodie Comer. Jodie is best known for her role as Villanelle in the TV Series Klling Eve but you also may recognise her as Elizabeth of York in the Starz TV Series The White Princess, as Ivy Moxam in the TV Mini-Series Thirteen and as Chloe Gemell in the TV Series My Mad Fat Diary. Jodie is set to star alongside Ryan Reynolds in Free Guy and alongside Ben Affleck and Matt Damon in The Last Duel.

Adoring Jodie Comer aims to be your most up-to-date and comprehensive source for Jodie. Check back daily for all the latest news, photos and info. Thank you for visiting the site and supporting Jodie and her career!

Welcome to Adoring Jodie Comer your newest source dedicated to the Emmy award winning British Actress Jodie Comer. Jodie is best known for her role as Villanelle in the TV Series Klling Eve but you also may recognise her as Elizabeth of York in the Starz TV Series The White Princess, as Ivy Moxam in the TV Mini-Series Thirteen and as Chloe Gemell in the TV Series My Mad Fat Diary. Jodie is set to star alongside Ryan Reynolds in Free Guy and alongside Ben Affleck and Matt Damon in The Last Duel.

Adoring Jodie Comer aims to be your most up-to-date and comprehensive source for Jodie. Check back daily for all the latest news, photos and info. Thank you for visiting the site and supporting Jodie and her career!

Mel       August 18, 2021       News

She won awards and acclaim for her turn as Killing Eve’s Villanelle. Now, Comer is a bonafide movie star.

Jodie Comer was 12 when she experienced a trauma as universal as puberty itself: social rejection. She and her pals had signed up to perform a PG version of Chicago’s “Cell Block Tango” in the school talent show. But when young Jodie missed rehearsals for a family vacation, the troupe dumped her over MSN Messenger.

“I went up to my mom and was like… you know when you cry, and you lose your breath?” Comer asks me. Of course, I do. We all do. Luckily, Jodie’s mom saved the day, suggesting she instead perform a monologue Comer had learned from attending the Liverpool Drama Festival. From there, the Hollywood script writes itself: Jodie smashed it, her impressed drama teacher suggested she audition for a local radio play, and just like that, little Jodie Comer from Liverpool was a professional actor.

Fifteen years later, 28-year-old Comer is an Emmy and BAFTA-winning performer, starring opposite Ryan Reynolds in box office smash Free Guy. She’s nabbed roles in not one but two upcoming films from Alien director Ridley Scott, including The Last Duel, the first film written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck since Good Will Hunting. She’s gaining experience behind the camera, and earned her first producing credit for this year’s TV movie Help. Childhood ordeals are known for “building character,” but Comer’s helped her build a career.

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Mel       August 13, 2021       Free Guy (2021) News Projects

This may well be Ryan Reynolds’ best film

Ryan Reynolds says this is the best movie he’s ever done, a statement that will give Deadpool fans a collective hernia but with which I agree. An action-comedy about a fictional video game, the whole thing scrambles Reynolds’ brand with a glee bordering on mania and makes sublime use of Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Channing Tatum, Chris Evans and a certain iconic weapon. Though Free Guy didn’t start out as one of Disney’s properties, it is now. Anyone with a soft spot for self-aware Disney tentpoles should prepare to be tickled into a state of I-can’t-believe-they-just-did-that! awe.

Guy (Reynolds) is an NPC (non-playable character) in a Grand Theft Auto-like game. He’s a genial, law-abiding bank teller, merely a foil for the gun-toting, shades-wearing, babe-squeezing, stars of the show. One day, he has an awakening. With the help of two flesh-and-blood game inventors, Millie and Keys (Comer and Keery), Guy’s going to change his world and possibly ours.

The script (from Zak Penn and Matt Lieberman) riffs on a gazillion different classics, including The Lego Movie, Wreck It Ralph, The Truman Show, Elf and, most delightfully, The Purple Rose of Cairo (Guy is as earnest and innocent as Tom Baxter). It pays permanent homage to Tom Stoppard’s play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Groundhog Day is another touchstone, though since time loops have been done to death that’s the least satisfying piece of this jigsaw.

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Mel       August 12, 2021       Free Guy (2021) News Projects

Killing Eve’s breakout star is taking on her first big-screen blockbuster lead in Free Guy, playing a badass action hero with heart. Den of Geek catches up with her on set

Talk about glamorous locations. It’s an overcast spring day in Boston, and Den of Geek is standing in… a parking lot outside an old flower warehouse. No, we haven’t made a wrong turn. This is the unassuming, on-location base camp for the cast and crew of Free Guy, a high-concept action-comedy set in (and out of) an explosive open-world video game. The forecourt is filled with rows of neatly parked, nondescript white trailers, which we’re ushered along until we reach one with a sign on the door that simply reads: “Molotov Girl”.

This is the temporary hangout for one of the film’s headline stars. After Jodie Comer’s big break onto the global A-list with TV phenomenon Killing Eve, Hollywood naturally came calling, and Free Guy marks her first starring role in a bonafide big-screen blockbuster. The native Liverpudlian, who started her career with guest appearances on shows including Holby CityWaterloo Road and Doctors, has clearly remained typically grounded, though—this is actually her day off from shooting and, as she beckons us inside with a beaming smile, she’s in the middle of clearing out her kitchen fridge.

“It’s been so much fun,” Comer enthuses about her time on the project so far (they’re only two weeks into the shoot), as we take a seat in her makeshift living room. “I’ve never done anything like this before, and it’s very easy to feel overwhelmed because everything is new, but it has been so relaxed. There’s a lot of energy on this set and you’re encouraged to just roll with it.”

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Mel       August 11, 2021       Help (????) News Projects

Excited is an understatement.

Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham are two of the most iconic actors of our time. Just as Jodie demanded we empathise with a trained assassin in her role as Villanelle in Killing Eve, Stephen is renowned for his vulnerable depictions of less-than-likeable characters, such as Combo in This Is England, and prison guard Eric in Time.

As luck would have it, they’re also great mates. In fact, it was Stephen who introduced Jodie to his agent, Jane Epstein, who later became Jodie’s agent. In her speech after winning a BAFTA in 2019, Jodie thanked Stephen, saying, “Stephen, if I didn’t owe you a pint before then, I do now. Thank you for the generosity you showed me all those years ago and for introducing me to Jane.”

And the time has finally come that we can see our favourite actors on-screen together. Set in Jodie and Stephen’s hometown of Liverpool, Help is one of the first dramas to take place during the Covid-19 pandemic, with Jodie starring as a care-worker who forms a connection with one of her residents, played by Stephen.

Stephen tweeted that Help will be coming to Channel 4 soon, saying,”Thank you to each and every person who helped to make this.”

Here’s everything we know about Help so far, including cast, plot, trailer, and release date:

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Mel       August 10, 2021       Help (????) News Photo Gallery Projects

It’s hard to think of three people who are busier right now. Rising British star Jodie Comer is everywhere – shooting the final series of Killing Eve, appearing opposite Ryan Reynolds in Free Guy, even giving a small but pivotal performance in Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker. Then there’s Stephen Graham, fresh off the back of acclaimed drama Time, a recurring role in Save Me, soon to be seen in the Venom sequel, and currently shooting the movie musical adaptation of Matilda. And then you’ve got Jack Thorne, who writes like he’s running out of time – having penned the final series of His Dark Materials, the recent film adaptation of The Secret Garden, as well as Millie Bobby Brown’s Enola Holmes, of which he’s currently writing the sequel. Phew. Somehow, though, the three have squeezed in Channel 4’s upcoming one-off 2-hour drama Help, with Comer and Graham starring, and Thorne on writing duties. How’s that for a trio of talent? Here’s an exclusive first look image.

Set in Comer and Graham’s native Liverpool, Help stars Comer as care home worker Sarah, whose lack of confidence begins to turn around when she discovers that her talents lie in making connections with the residents at Sunshine Homes – including Stephen Graham’s Tony, a 47-year-old man facing Young Onset Alzheimer’s. Together, Sarah and Tony make a great team – but then the Coronavirus pandemic comes out of nowhere, with a storm of consequences that will affect them both deeply. To add a fourth supremely talented collaborator into the mix, Help is directed by Marc Munden – who shot Thorne’s Secret Garden screenplay, Channel 4’s Utopia, and the Jude Law episodes of The Third Day.

“About two years ago Stephen Graham came to me with an idea to write something for him and Jodie Comer,” says Thorne of the drama. “I tried to think of something and got nothing. Then this crisis happened, and we saw care homes getting squashed and battered by the government. It’s been both a long process and a short one, trying to find a way to tell this story, the amazing thing has been sharing in working out the story with Stephen, Jodie, the amazing Marc Munden, Beth Willis and everyone at the Forge and Channel 4. 30,000 people have died unnecessarily in these care homes because of the indifference and incompetence of our government. Hearing the stories of those at the frontline, having people break down in tears on zoom in front of us has been incredibly moving and galling. Getting the story right will be incredibly important, we are aware of the pressure upon us, this has to be written and made with anger and precision. We hope we do it justice.”

Help is coming soon to Channel 4 and All 4 – keep an eye out for more news in the coming weeks and months.

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Mel       August 09, 2021       News Photo Gallery Projects The Last Duel (2021)

In the three years since Jodie Comer first appeared on the cover of Stylist magazine – in celebration of her breakout role in everyone’s favourite assassin drama, Killing Eve (written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge) – her career has skyrocketed.

Since then, she’s gone on to win both a TV Bafta and Emmy for the role – not forgetting her Remarkable Women Award in 2019, which she celebrated alongside childhood friend and Olympic hero Katarina Johnson-Thompson.

And now that she’s on the verge of true Hollywood superstardom, we’re celebrating her on the cover of Stylist magazine again this week, and you can buy your copy here.

This week, her first major film comes out: the brilliant Free Guy, which she stars in alongside Ryan Reynolds. In the movie, created by Stranger Things’ Shawn Levy, she plays Milly, a video game developer and an avatar called Molotov Girl. It is wonderful: fun, funny, smart and full of heart – if you’re looking for the perfect film to get you back to the cinema after months away, we’ve found it for you.

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Mel       August 09, 2021       News

What would your desert-island beauty products be?

I use the Brilliant collection from Noble Panacea, so I think my number one would be the Brilliant Radiant Resilience Moisturizer (£199) because it’s something that I use day in and day out. I think if I was on a desert island, then it would be a priority to be moisturised, so I’d definitely take that. I’d also have to take some sort of brow gel, maybe a MAC Clear Brow Gel (£16) or Soap Brows (£15) is amazing, just because as soon as I brush my eyebrows up, I feel like I’m ready to go. I don’t know why I’d need that on a desert island [laughing], but I’d have to take it. Oh and SPF! You’ve gotta take SPF, right? Then I would take something like an essential oil or a body product. Do you know Ilapothecary? They do balms with lots of essential oils, so I think I’d take one of those.

If you had to leave the house in five minutes, what products would you use?

A huge thing that I love about Noble Panacea is that their products are packaged into these little active daily doses, so if you’re in a rush or running out the house, then they’re so easy to fit into your bag. The doses mean that you know the exact amount that you should use, and the packaging is all recyclable too. The Brilliant Prime Radiance Serum (£235) is something that I love, especially in the summer months, so I’d always use that before I leave the house. I know that we had like a month’s worth of rain yesterday [laughing], so this seems a little bit out of touch for me to be talking about summer right now, but these products are so perfect. Especially if you’re someone who travels a lot. Honestly, the amount of time I’ve spent at airport security holding back the tears and saying goodbye to something I’ve packed that’s over the carry-on allowance [laughing]. You can avoid that heartbreak!

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Mel       August 08, 2021       Free Guy (2021) News Projects

For stars Jodie Comer and Joe Keery, “Free Guy” is a video-game movie that goes to the next level.

The actors appreciate how the story about a background character in an online game who suddenly develops a sense of purpose is filled with thought-provoking moments in addition to all of the fun ones.

“The movie, at its core, is kind of a heavy, sort of existential crisis, but it’s disguised in this video-game vehicle as this action-comedy, sort of romance movie,” Keery told the Daily News. “Things are pretty serious, and pretty relevant, so that was something right out of the gate that I was pretty impressed with.”

Comer and Keery’s characters in “Free Guy,” out in theaters Friday, are programming partners who develop and sell an open-world video game, only to see their life’s work shelved by the buyer.

However, Comer’s Milly suspects the purchaser stole their idea and incorporated it into his own game. She plays his game using her character, Molotov Girl, in hopes of uncovering the truth.

It’s during that in-game mission that Molotov Girl comes across Guy, a non-playable character portrayed by Ryan Reynolds, who branches out beyond his programming as a simple bank teller and pursues his own path as the hero.

“A really exciting aspect was the fact that it was a new concept, it was a new idea,” Comer told The News. “When I first read the script, I could really sense how much imagination there was and there was a lot of detail in there, so I think that was really enticing.”

Scenes in the movie alternate between the real world and the video-game world, with Comer — who won a lead dramatic actress Emmy in 2019 for “Killing Eve” — embodying both Milly and Molotov Girl.

“They’re both incredibly strong, but their strengths lie in very different places,” Comer, 28, explained.

“What I loved about Milly was that she’s super determined. She’s resilient. She’s wickedly smart. She has a real sense of self. And then Molotov is the very physically strong one, who’s very cool and she gets to do all these superhuman things. It was really nice to kind of exercise the both of those things and get to delve into both worlds.”

Keery’s Keys, meanwhile, is employed by the man who bought their game, and is initially hesitant to join Milly on her mission.

“When you meet him at the top of the film, he’s pretty depressed, and there’s a real solid backstory to this character already before having to really do any work,” Keery, 29, said. “Him and Milly have worked and poured their whole lives into creating this game. They sell it, which is a big victory, and then it gets shelved and their friendship sort of dissolves.”

Keery, who rose to fame playing the fan-favorite Steve Harrington on “Stranger Things,” says the complicated friendship between his and Comer’s characters is the “emotional backbone” of the movie.

He enjoyed seeing Reynolds’ artificial character display a sense of humanity in his virtual world of violence and crime.

“It’s about Guy choosing to do the right thing and to be a good person in extremely crazy circumstances,” Keery said of the movie.

Comer was inspired by how each character goes on their own journeys of self-discovery, and admires how much went into building the movie’s video-game world.

“It’s so colorful and vibrant, and all the details that are going on in the background when there’s actually something quite serious and emotional going on in a scene,” Comer said. “There are so many nuances.”

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Mel       August 05, 2021       Free Guy (2021) News Projects

Free Guy’s heart may just win you over before its constant pop culture references wear you down.

On paper, Free Guy is a movie about a bank teller named Guy (Ryan Reynolds) who one day realizes that he’s actually a non-playable character in a popular online video game called Free City. While Guy is mostly interested in using his newfound awareness to win the heart of the Free City player he’s fallen in love with (Millie, a.k.a. Jodie Comer’s “Molotov Girl”), he soon finds himself in the middle of a game development conspiracy that could ultimately lead to Free City’s shutdown and the end of his world.

In reality, however, Free Guy is a movie about references. While many of those references are little more than brief nods to popular video games (GTA Online is the most obvious target, though Free Guy finds time to pay homage to FortniteHalo, and more), even the film’s basic structure feels like a compilation of various concepts that we’ve seen before. Honestly, one of the best ways to properly describe the movie is to take a page out of its playbook and use references.

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Mel       July 26, 2021       Free Guy (2021) News Projects

The actors also talk about the film’s Easter eggs, the films that inspired ‘Free Guy’, and more.

From director Shawn Levy (Stranger Things, the Night at the Museum franchise), the adventure comedy Free Guy follows Guy (Ryan Reynolds), a bank teller who lives a simple existence of earnest positivity and optimism, until life as he knows it is turned upside down when the mysterious Molotovgirl (Jodie Comer) catches his eye. Upon learning that he is merely a background player in the ultra-violent, open-world video game Free City and that the woman of his dreams is actually a somewhat reserved video game designer named Millie, he is tested in a way that will force him to learn whether he has what it takes to become the hero of his own story.

During this roundtable interview with Collider and a handful of other entertainment outlets, co-stars Reynolds, who is also a producer on the film, and Comer talked about the films that served as inspiration for Free Guy, the privilege of making a blockbuster not related to an IP, a moment in their own lives that really changed their perspective on things, the thin line between reality and virtual reality, the numerous Easter eggs, and Comer’s admission about Grand Theft Auto.

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