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 21, 2021       Free Guy (2021) Photo Gallery Projects

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

The summer blockbuster has already surprised many

The first reactions for Free Guy, the summer blockbuster starring Ryan Reynolds as an NPC who doesn’t realize he’s in a video game, are in.

While most early critical responses generally tend to err on the more positive side of the equation, it’s still maybe a surprise for some to see just how revered Free Guy (which also stars Jodie Comer) is at this moment in time.

Collider’s Steven Weintraub says it “might be the best video game movie ever made.” While the medium has had its fair share of disappointing adaptations, it’s certainly interesting to hear that its best work might be an original movie that only riffs on video games rather than slavishly follows source material.

Critic Scott Menzel continues the praise, saying it’s “the most fun I’ve had watching a movie all year. Wildly entertaining & hilarious from beginning to end,” while adding that “It deserves to be seen on the big screen.”

Writer Kristy Puchko shouts out director Shawn Levy (best known prior to this for his acclaimed work on Stranger Things) for the “hilarious visual comedy” throughout.

ComicBook.com’s Jamie Jirak points out that “gamers will certainly appreciate it the most”, though draws particular attention to both Reynolds and Comer for their lead performances.

The Nerds of Color might present the most compelling argument for watching it, however. Free Guy is described as “the biggest surprise of the summer. Funny, charming, and downright likable… It’s Tron meets Truman Show.”

The hits keep on coming. Actor Wendy Lee Szany says she “can’t wait to see it again”, while Rotten Tomatoes’ Joel Meares is feeling fresh about Free Guy: “One of the freshest-feeling, genuinely funny, and surprisingly moving big-budget adventure movies in years,” he said on Twitter.

Free Guy, starring Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Lil Rey Howery, Utkarsh Ambudakar, Joe Keery, and Taika Waititi is set for cinemas on August 13.

For more from the movie, be sure to check out our sister publication Total Film’s blowout feature on the August release. It’s all part of our Back to the Cinema season, which also includes a comprehensive look ahead to No Time to Die, Daniel Craig’s swan song as 007.

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Mel       June 21, 2021       Free Guy (2021) News Projects

Comer takes her first leading lady role in a major Hollywood production with this summer’s Free Guy. And it’s just the start.

With Killing Eve drawing to a close next year, Jodie Comer, who made a name for herself on the BBC drama, now embarks on a new era as the star of her first Hollywood movie – even though, technically, she already made her mainstream film debut.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams had seen Comer’s work as chic, sharp-tongued assassin Villanelle and had to have her for a small but splashy role in his 2019 film, that of the mysterious mother of rising Jedi Rey (Daisy Ridley).

“It was spectacular,” Comer says of the part over the phone. “But I had to keep that a secret for a long, long, long time.”

The 28-year-old Liverpool-born actress admits she hadn’t seen any of the Star Wars films but felt the weight of being involved, even in a small capacity. “That’s a beast of its own,” she remarks. The appearance required just a day’s worth of work as she filmed flashback sequences of Rey’s mother and father, the latter a strand-cast clone of Darth Sidious (Ian McDiarmid), losing their lives to protect their daughter from her galaxy-conquering grandfather. Comer calls it “the most peculiar, incredible experience.”

“Hearing the detail that goes into the makeup and the costumes, it was so eye-opening,” she elaborates. “Speaking about green screen and visual effects, when I got Star Wars, I was like, ‘They’ll probably be a lot that I don’t see.’ But these kind of figures, their mouths move and they were remote-controlled and there was so much there that you didn’t have to imagine.”

Call it a solid introduction for Comer, who would soon face what she considers a more intimidating experience as the leading lady opposite Ryan Reynolds in Free Guy, another big-budget studio feature.

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Mel       June 10, 2021       Free Guy (2021) News Projects

Comer hails co-star Taika Waititi’s performance as an abusive, greedy video game company mogul.

Director Shawn Levy’s upcoming action-comedy Free Guy revolves around Ryan Reynolds’ bank teller Guy, an NPC in a raucous GTA-style, open-world shooter game called Free City who rebels against his programming. But while Guy is the heart of the movie and the focus of the story, Free Guy doesn’t take place wholly within the realm of a video game. The movie sees “real world” characters, such as Jodie Comer’s Millie Rusk, who wrote the code for Free City, enter the game as avatars.

The introverted Millie is out to determine who stole her code and, as her badass avatar Molotov Girl, she comes into contact with Guy. As Jodie Comer explained to IGN and other press visiting the Boston set back in June 2019: “What’s wonderful is Molotov meets Guy within the video world and he doesn’t realize that he is an algorithm. He thinks his life has this greater meaning, as we all do. And it’s about how these two people who are from completely separate worlds kind of help each other realize a lot of what is inside of them. And they help each other both get to the kind of destination it is that they need to be at.”

Comer believes that Millie’s avatar reveals “a resilience and a determination” within her and that while the video game world may be artificial, she discovers a very real relationship with her creation, Guy.

“The contrast is Molotov is very physically strong and there’s all of these very impressive things and it’s super cool, and Millie’s a little bit more introverted, so that is very different. But I think the resilience is there of Millie and her determination to kind of fight for what is hers. I feel like amongst all the kind of action of it all, there is a very human relationship there. The feelings that Guy and Molotov end up finding are all very real and kind of relate to a relationship in the real world.”

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