Killing Eve might be the best show you’re not watching, but the BBC America and AMC hit is coming back for Season 2 in April. Thankfully, everyone involved with the show is still among the living, despite a scary incident star Jodie Comer endured while filming.
Comer plays Villanelle, an assassin and also complete psychopath who is currently one of the more compelling characters you’ll see on TV these days. But the star of the show nearly got offed during filming.
Comer was on the cover of Entertainment Weekly with Sandra Oh to help promote Season 2 of the show and in the Q&A revealed she nearly choked to death while filming a scene.
Comer was “eating some pasta in a very grotesque way” when, all at once, she needed medical assistance to clear her airway.
“She’s trying to prove a point about something. She’s playing it up, being her usual childish self, and the pasta was extremely dry. And it was extremely thick. I was shoveling it in, and then it just shot down my throat and then I was full-on choking. They must have it on camera — a medic came in and managed to get it out, but my life definitely flashed before me…. I just remember being opposite the other actor and looking at him, and he thought I was making a weird acting choice. So yeah, it’s ruined pasta for me completely.”
Comer said the incident brought her to tears, a “full-on crying” moment for the star, whose brother later joked it would have been an extremely weird way for her expert assassin character’s actress to die in real life. Thankfully, everyone involved in the actual filming of the show seems to be OK, which is great news. Killing Eve comes back to networks on April 7, so watch out for that pasta scene.