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 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 17, 2021       Site

As many have noticed Adoring Jodie Comer has been shut for the few weeks and this was mainly due to me making a number of background script changes to the site.  Due to the amount of changes it was easier to close the site so things did not look funky.

So what has changed?  Well first we have a brand new career list which is now ordered by category.  We have a new award listing  and the sidebar is a new widget which have a beautiful presentation.  We are also using a new script for both the press archive and video archive.

All of these scripts have been made by the amazing Claudia at Never Enough Design.

Finally, I have updated the current layout to be a little wider, with a few improvements design wise and the responsive coding for mobile devices is at its best.

Mel       July 17, 2021       Killing Eve (2018-2022) News Projects

There’s never been a red-hot TV hitwoman quite like Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer.

The actress has been winning rave reviews for her sizzling portrayal of Villanelle, the sharp-tongued, couture-obsessed Russian assassin caught up in an epic game of cat-and-mouse with intelligence officer Eve Polastri, played by Sandra Oh.

Thanks to the British spy thriller, the Liverpool native’s career is on fire. (She appears alongside Ryan Reynolds in the August sci-fi film Free Guy and costars with Hollywood heavyweights Ben Affleck and Matt Damon in the upcoming historical drama The Last Duel.)

But it will still be tough for the 28-year-old to part with the beloved villain. “Oh gosh, don’t say that out loud!” Comer says when reminded the series is wrapping up next year. “I’ve just had so much fun.” Here, she talks more about playing TV’s favorite baddie, noting, “It’s trying not to think of the character from the outside in. It’s about being fearless.”

In the last season, Villanelle returns to Russia to find her family. How was it showing a more vulnerable side of her?

Jodie Comer: For me, what becomes more important as this show continues is to move the character forward and put her in unfamiliar situations that we haven’t seen her in before. So the idea of exploring Villanelle’s background, not to necessarily provoke sympathy for her but just try to understand her a little bit better, was really exciting.

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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 23, 2021       Killing Eve (2018-2022) News Projects

IT has always broken boundaries and kept viewers hooked with a stream of constant surprises – but the next series of Killing Eve will deliver its biggest shock yet.

Because the fourth and final season of the BBC drama will see its central character, bisexual Villanelle, transform from sick assassin to born-again Christian.

It’s a twist which will ensure the global hit and its central star Jodie Comer go out with a bang, delighting their loyal followers.

A TV insider said: “Villanelle actually turns to God quite early on in the fourth season, which will be a real eye-opener for viewers since she’s spent most of her life murdering people.

“But it’s a characteristic curveball from the makers of Killing Eve, who have always liked to keep fans on their toes with unexpected plots.

“And this ensures the drama, which has been one of the most talked about of the past three years, doesn’t end by simply tapering off.”

Since Killing Eve started in 2018, Jodie has become a household name thanks to playing the unhinged Russian killer obsessed with her pursuer, MI6 agent Eve Polastri, played by Sandra Oh.

The show, created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, has seen Villanelle stab, poison, shoot and choke her victims.

And after a second and third series aired in 2019 and 2020, it attracted a long line of big-name actors including Fiona Shaw, Dame Harriet Walter and Steve Pemberton.

Filming of the fourth series was held up due to Coronavirus restrictions, but production has just restarted and the resulting episodes are set to air next year. I’d love to see Villanelle go the whole hog and end the show as a nun . . .

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Mel       June 22, 2021       News Projects Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Ever since audiences met Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, they wondered who her parents were, only for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to feature Killing Eve star Jodie Comer appear as Rey’s mother, with Comer reflecting on the experience as “spectacular.” Understandably, she had to keep her involvement in the galaxy far, far away a secret for an extended period of time, but given her previous acting experiences, she recalled how impressed she was by the ways in which the film used practical methods to bring fantastical creatures to life, especially given the ways in which many films were quick to utilize green-screen techniques.

“It was spectacular,” Comer detailed to Entertainment Weekly. “But I had to keep that a secret for a long, long, long time.”

She also reflected on her involvement being “the most peculiar, incredible experience.”

Comer wasn’t the only performer to appear in The Rise of Skywalker with little more than an unexplained cameo, as Rey’s father was played by Dunkirk actor Billy Howle. Both The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi featured cameos that were both obscure and overt, with Comer and Howle’s involvement possibly being so perplexing because so few details have emerged in the years since the film’s release about how they secured the roles. Other cameos, for example, have been explained as being favors to friends of the filmmakers, yet the cast and crew of The Rise of Skywalker have kept quiet on how the pair earned the coveted roles.

With her starring role in spy series Killing Eve being Comer’s breakout success, she recalled how impressed she was by the information she learned about how the movie came to life.

“Hearing the detail that goes into the makeup and the costumes, it was so eye-opening,” the actor admitted. “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 kinds of figures, their mouths move and they were remote-controlled and there was so much there that you didn’t have to imagine.”

Given that Rey’s journey seemingly concluded in the final entry in the Skywalker Saga, we likely shouldn’t count on seeing Comer making any future appearances in the franchise.

Comer can next be seen in Free Guy, which hits theaters on August 13th.

What did you think of Comer’s appearance in the movie? Let us know in the comments below or contact Patrick Cavanaugh directly on Twitter to talk all things Star Wars and horror!

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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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