Jodie Comer plans pyjama outfit for BAFTAs

Jodie Comer has joked that she may wear a “flashy top” and pyjama bottoms to the BAFTAs next month.The English star has been nominated in the Leading Actress category for her performance as ruthless Russian assassin Villanelle in the hit TV show Ki…

Jodie Comer has joked that she may wear a “flashy top” and pyjama bottoms to the BAFTAs next month.

The English star has been nominated in the Leading Actress category for her performance as ruthless Russian assassin Villanelle in the hit TV show Killing Eve.

The ceremony is due to take place next month, but with the Covid-19 pandemic still at large it seems she may need to ‘attend’ the socially-distanced event via a video link. The BAFTAS is usually a glitzy affair and Jodie is planning to combine her current casual loungewear style with some red carpet glamour.

“I might just do a flashy top and wear my pyjamas on the bottom,” she explained during an interview with British Vogue magazine while joking that the dress code for the awards ceremony hasn’t been confirmed yet. “That way I can say I wore my pyjamas to the BAFTAs.”

Jodie can currently be seen in a remake of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads monologues on the BBC, playing aspiring actress Lesley. Jodie had to apply her own make-up for the role and admits it was a great experience but also nerve-wracking making sure she looked the part.

“Yes! It was fun actually,” the star replied when asked if the rumours were true about her cosmetic skills. “We tried to make sure it had the ’80s feel while being a little more stripped back. I was a bit worried, as sometimes when you’re getting your last hair and make-up checks on set, that’s your little quiet minute to get in the zone. So I was worried that doing it myself, being self-conscious in that way – making sure I looked okay – would be a bit distracting for getting into character. But I made it all part of Lesley. We did a smoky eye.”

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Sandra Oh envious of Jodie Comer’s glamorous Killing Eve wardrobe

Sandra Oh gets a little envious of the chic outfits Jodie Comer wears on Killing Eve.In the hit spy-thriller TV series, the Canadian actress portrays Eve Polastri, a British intelligence investigator tasked with capturing psychopathic assassin Villanel…

Sandra Oh gets a little envious of the chic outfits Jodie Comer wears on Killing Eve.

In the hit spy-thriller TV series, the Canadian actress portrays Eve Polastri, a British intelligence investigator tasked with capturing psychopathic assassin Villanelle, as played by Comer.

Fashion critics have given a lot of praise to the designer outfits from the likes of Molly Goddard, Alexander McQueen, and The Vampire’s Wife that have been donned by Villanelle, but in an interview for the June 2020 issue of Elle Canada, Oh admitted she sometimes wishes Polastri had more interesting outfits.

“It kills me!” she joked to the publication. “I go into wardrobe and see that b**ch’s clothing, and I’m just like, ‘Can I get something above Uniqlo? No?'”

Oh then went on to explain that she’s actually fine with Polastri’s utilitarian parkas and high-neck tops as the clothing choices really help to distinguish the characters.

“What are you saying about a character’s mindset when she dresses over-the-top? Eve is always in neutral, basic tones, right? She’s always earthy, in a lot of turtlenecks. The beauty is in how she changes. She changes in fabric. She changes in line, in shape,” the 48-year-old stated, before noting how Polastri’s clothing is subtly altered whenever she gets close to Villanelle. “But it’s all still in her colour palette, so you still keep the character.”

The third series of Killing Eve premiered in April, with a fourth season already greenlit.

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Jodie Comer has ‘given up’ wearing cosmetics during coronavirus pandemic

Jodie Comer has “given up” wearing cosmetics while in self-isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic.The Killing Eve star is currently holed up at her parents’ house in Liverpool, England, after filming on her movie The Last Duel, starring Adam Driver and…

Jodie Comer has “given up” wearing cosmetics while in self-isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Killing Eve star is currently holed up at her parents’ house in Liverpool, England, after filming on her movie The Last Duel, starring Adam Driver and Matt Damon, was shut down due to the global coronavirus outbreak.

In a new interview with The New York Times, Jodie confessed that while she’s still sticking to a strict skincare regime, she’s ditched the make-up while practicing social distancing.

“Right now, I’ve just given up. I haven’t worn make-up for the past couple of weeks,” the 27-year-old laughed, adding that she’s gone bare-faced for group chats on Zoom. “When I’m on sets, they’re constantly reapplying make-up. It’s kind of nice to let my skin breathe. That’s my excuse at least!”

The British star also discussed her skincare regime, revealing that she’s come a long way since using baby wipes on her face to remove her make-up.

“When I was in high school, I literally used to baby wipe my face. I’m mortified to admit this,” she explained, adding that while she’s been blessed with good skin, the lockdown is playing havoc with her complexion.

“I’ve always had kind of good skin – I’m really lucky. Now, it’s like, ‘Whoa!’ I know, I know, I’m trying to not be a drama queen,” she quipped. “Being indoors so much more probably doesn’t help and disturbs everything a bit. I think there’s something to letting the sun be on skin.”

Jodie is a brand ambassador for Noble Panacea, and has been using their eye cream, serum, and moisturiser to keep her oily combination skin under control.

“The moisturiser has such a gorgeous consistency. It feels like there’s a thin layer that continues to moisturise all day,” she gushed. “I try to exfoliate once a week. I use the Clarisonic tool with the different brushes. I usually do that on Sunday.”

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Carey Mulligan impressed by new movie director’s confidence and vision

Carey Mulligan signed up for Promising Young Woman almost immediately because she was impressed by writer/director Emerald Fennell’s confidence and strength of vision.Fennell’s directorial debut is a black comedy about revenge, sexual assault, and …

Carey Mulligan signed up for Promising Young Woman almost immediately because she was impressed by writer/director Emerald Fennell’s confidence and strength of vision.

Fennell’s directorial debut is a black comedy about revenge, sexual assault, and toxic masculinity, and follows Mulligan’s character Cassie, who goes to bars and pretends to be totally drunk to trap men who try to take advantage of her when she’s unable to give consent.

Fennell, who served as showrunner on the second season of Killing Eve, sent the British actress the script and Mulligan jumped on board almost immediately because she was so impressed with the screenplay.

“Her confidence really stands out,” she told Porter magazine. “I remember sitting with her here and she said, ‘I want to shoot in L.A.’ Every (indie film) I’ve done was shot in Oklahoma or Louisiana or somewhere random, because it’s cheaper. So, I was like, ‘Cool, I’ll see you in L.A.’, but expecting to end up in the middle of nowhere. And, sure enough, we shot in L.A.”

The pair actually first worked together as actors in the 1997 British TV drama Trial & Retribution, but they were so “blinded by fear” that they don’t remember each other. They encountered each other once again two Christmases ago at a friend’s house, with Mulligan recalling, “(Fennell) was on her way to the Killing Eve wrap party and wearing these amazing trousers. I was like, ‘F**k, she’s so cool.’”

They debuted the film at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and the Suffragette star burst into tears at a photocall because she was “genuinely overwhelmed by love and pride” for her “irritatingly talented” friend.

Promising Young Woman, also starring Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, and Connie Britton, was set for release in April, but is currently without a date during to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Jodie Comer used to overdo eyebrows as a teenager

Jodie Comer used to rock “super heavily drawn on” eyebrows when she was growing up. The Killing Eve actress grew up in Liverpool, England – where girls tend to go all out when they get ready for a night on the town – so her introduction to beauty and …

Jodie Comer used to rock “super heavily drawn on” eyebrows when she was growing up.

The Killing Eve actress grew up in Liverpool, England – where girls tend to go all out when they get ready for a night on the town – so her introduction to beauty and hairstyling as a teenager was of the maximalist variety.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, the 27-year-old recalled her ritual of getting a “curly blow” at the hair salon and staying in all-day rollers which “you take out at the last minute so your hair stays in longer”.

She then laughed at the memory of her appearance, sharing how she had a big smoky eye, contouring, and “super heavily drawn on” eyebrows.

“I don’t know if you’re familiar with Liverpool, where I’m from, but Liverpool is the city of glam,” she said. “I look back at pictures of myself, and I’m like, ‘Whoa!’ I respect my parents for just letting me get on with it!”

Jodie has come a long way from overdoing the make-up and cleaning her face with only a baby wipe, as she is now into sheet masks, has facialist Jasmina Vico on speed dial, and is the new global ambassador for luxury skincare brand Noble Panacea.

The British actress now feels more comfortable with no make-up on, although she still has to make sure her brows are on point.

“As I’ve gotten older I’ve realised I just feel more comfortable with no make-up on,” she explained to Vogue.co.uk. “I don’t top up my make-up throughout the day, but I do like a Chanel lipstick. And eyebrow gel. I can have absolutely nothing on my face, but my brows need that.”

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Jodie Comer was ‘obsessed’ with make-up growing up

Jodie Comer was totally “obsessed” with cosmetics when she was a teenager.In an interview with Allure, the Killing Eve actress revealed that it was a big deal to get dressed up with her friends when she was growing up in Liverpool, England, so she used…

Jodie Comer was totally “obsessed” with cosmetics when she was a teenager.

In an interview with Allure, the Killing Eve actress revealed that it was a big deal to get dressed up with her friends when she was growing up in Liverpool, England, so she used to cover her face in products – but she’s now come to realise she’s more comfortable without make-up.

“I went through this period where I was just obsessed with make-up and I wore a tonne of it, and then I suddenly realised how much I was wearing, and the fact that I was spending all this money,” she admitted. “I think now I’m just trying to be more comfortable with what I have rather than having to cover up… But I do love putting make-up on for a night out.”

While the 27-year-old has toned down her make-up use over the years, there is one product she cannot give up – eyebrow gel.

“My number one is eyebrow gel. I can’t live without it,” the star shared, adding that she often applies it herself on set. “I could have no make-up on, but if I fix my brows… or when I’m on set, the one thing I want to do myself is my eyebrows.”

Comer also revealed that if she finds herself without eyebrow gel, she simply spritzes on some hairspray to a mascara spoolie brush and uses it to comb her arches.

The British actress gave the interview to promote her partnership with luxury skincare company Noble Panacea. She has been appointed its global brand ambassador and will appear in all of the upcoming advertising campaigns.

“I have to believe in it,” Comer said of the collaboration. “And have to want to wear it myself and be proud of it. And I tried the products and just loved them.”

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Jodie Comer tapped to front campaign for skincare brand Noble Panacea

Jodie Comer has been appointed as the global brand ambassador for luxury skincare brand Noble Panacea. The British actress, best known for playing Villanelle in TV show Killing Eve, has been tapped by executives at the innovative skincare company to f…

Jodie Comer has been appointed as the global brand ambassador for luxury skincare brand Noble Panacea.

The British actress, best known for playing Villanelle in TV show Killing Eve, has been tapped by executives at the innovative skincare company to front their advertising campaigns, help them promote sustainability and women’s empowerment, and support their partnership with Girl Up, a non-profit founded by the United Nations Foundation to help girls become leaders.

“I’m so excited about this collaboration with Noble Panacea and this is the very start of the journey. The brand is so forward-thinking and it’s amazing to think where they could lead,” the 27-year-old said in a statement. “Beauty is more than aesthetics. There is so much science and research that has gone into the making of Noble Panacea products. The brand is authentic and innovative and I think it will inspire a lot of people to think differently about what they’re buying into and consuming. Ultimately, I believe in the integrity of the brand. In return, the team believes in me which is deeply encouraging and exemplifies what Noble Panacea stands for.”

Noble Panacea was founded last year by Sir Fraser Stoddart, who won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The brand’s products, which range in price from $149 to $420 (£120 – £340), use his Organic Molecular Vessel (OMV) Technology, which allows for the superior protection, penetration, and release of potent active ingredients. The company offers two ranges – The Brilliant Collection and The Absolute Collection – which contain four products each, such as serums, eye creams, moisturisers, and night creams.

And Celine Talabaza, chief executive of the company, believes the Emmy Award winner is the perfect fit for the brand.

“Jodie is the dynamic, contemporary muse perfectly matched to our disruptive movement in beauty,” she gushed. “She has dedicated herself to her craft in the same way our founder, Sir Fraser Stoddart, has to his, with tremendous success and even more promise for the future. Jodie embodies the versatility of authentic beauty, a beauty that extends far beyond the visible.”

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Jodie Comer celebrates landing British Vogue cover

Jodie Comer has praised the team at British Vogue for giving her the opportunity to grace its cover for the first time.The Killing Eve actress is the magazine’s April cover star, and the 26-year-old took to Instagram to share her delight at being on th…

Jodie Comer has praised the team at British Vogue for giving her the opportunity to grace its cover for the first time.

The Killing Eve actress is the magazine’s April cover star, and the 26-year-old took to Instagram to share her delight at being on the front of the prestigious fashion bible for the first time.

“Here is my @britishvogue cover for April 2020 (Aghhhhhhh). Thank you to @Edward_Enninful and the wonderful team at vogue for championing me and blessing me with this ridiculous opportunity,” Jodie wrote, before thanking famed photographer Steven Meisel for making her feel comfortable during the shoot.

“To #StevenMeisel whose grace and warmth, from the moment I met him has continued to inspire me and build my self confidence more than I think he’ll ever know,” she gushed.

The Emmy winner went on to credit hairstylist Guido Palau and legendary make-up artist Pat McGrath for helping her to “look fabulous” for the stunning cover and accompanying shoot.

Jodie then touchingly thanked her publicist Victoria Raeburn-Wales for her unwavering support, before sweetly concluding her post: “One to show the grandkids.”

The actress was inundated with comments from her famous friends, including Sophie Turner, Poppy Delevingne, Michelle Monaghan, and British Vogue editor-in-chief Enninful, who simply wrote: “KILLED IT. Thank you @jodiemcomer x.”

In the cover interview, Jodie touched on the upcoming third season of Killing Eve and teased the possibility of delving into her character Villanelle’s softer side.

“The audience love what they love about her, but it’s been nice to show a different side to that. Maybe a little bit of vulnerability,” she shared.

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge worked closely with Daniel Craig on No Time To Die script

Phoebe Waller-Bridge was “constantly in touch” with Daniel Craig while helping tweak the script for No Time To Die.Last year, it was revealed that the Fleabag and Killing Eve creator was brought in at the last minute to work on the upcoming 25th Bond m…

Phoebe Waller-Bridge was “constantly in touch” with Daniel Craig while helping tweak the script for No Time To Die.

Last year, it was revealed that the Fleabag and Killing Eve creator was brought in at the last minute to work on the upcoming 25th Bond movie, which stars Craig as the British super spy.

Waller-Bridge told British newspaper The Independent that she had been dreaming about the possibility of one day working on a James Bond film when she got the call asking her to join the writing team.

“The strangest thing is, is that I’d really… I had been sort of dreaming about the idea of it only a few months beforehand. I was like, ‘Oh, wouldn’t it be cool to be involved in a Bond film’ to sort of just put that there in the ether. And then it just came around,” she explained.

And leading man Craig, who personally recommended that Waller-Bridge should be hired to tweak the script, was hands-on throughout the whole process.

“You know, Daniel is really, really involved from the beginning. (I had) so many great conversations with him about it, constantly in touch with him about it,” the three-time Emmy winner gushed. “So it’s a big sort of melting pot of everybody’s ideas the whole time.”

The 34-year-old also revealed that she was asked to do “dialogue polishes” on the script that was co-written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, and director Cary Joji Fukunaga.

“It’s about just offering different alternatives… they did give me some scenes and then be like, ‘Can you write some alternatives for this?’ or have another idea about where it could go in the middle or how it would end. And then I would just give them options and various scenes and then they would take what they want,” she shared.

No Time to Die will be in cinemas from 2 April.

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Rami Malek: ‘Phoebe Waller-Bridge gave life to my Bond villain’

Rami Malek has credited Phoebe Waller-Bridge with transforming his villain character in new James Bond film No Time to Die.The Bohemian Rhapsody star, who portrays mysterious villain Safin in the upcoming 007 blockbuster, has revealed that the Emmy and…

Rami Malek has credited Phoebe Waller-Bridge with transforming his villain character in new James Bond film No Time to Die.

The Bohemian Rhapsody star, who portrays mysterious villain Safin in the upcoming 007 blockbuster, has revealed that the Emmy and Golden Globe winner collaborated closely with him to revise the character.

“She had quite an impact on what I was doing,” Malek told Entertainment Weekly. “I’d have long phone conversations with her, giving her context as to what we were essentially looking for in the scenes, and she would turn things over incredibly quickly… We know her as a very witty and funny writer, but she’s got a knack for drama and tension as well.”

The Fleabag creator was hired last year after James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, personally recommended her as he was impressed by Waller-Bridge’s writing on the award-winning shows Fleabag and Killing Eve.

“She’s the best f**king writer around,” he stated.

Craig previously dismissed rumours that she was hired to flesh out the movie’s female roles or to bring more diversity to the writing team, with him telling a reporter from The Sunday Times last year that the reports were “f**king ridiculous.”

Director Cary Joji Fukunaga, who replaced Danny Boyle after he departed the 25th Bond movie due to creative differences, also contributed to the screenplay, alongside screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade and The Bourne Ultimatum’s Scott Z. Burns.

No Time to Die, which also stars Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, and Jeffrey Wright, is released in April.

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