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Killing Eve costume designer praises Jodie Comer for being ‘a normal, healthy size 10’ after fans go wild for THOSE comic book pyjamas
Killing Eve’s costume designer has praised actress Jodie Comer for being ‘normal and healthy’ as a size 10.
Charlotte Mitchell spoke on Lorraine on Monday morning where she recounted how she worked on the costumes for the new second season and how she created the look for Jodie’s character Villanelle – the murderous hitwoman on the run from MI6.
She said: ‘She’s fantastic, she’s 5 ft 8, she’s all in proportion and she’s a size 10, she’s a normal size, she’s wonderful, she’s healthy!
‘Normal and healthy’: Killing Eve’s costume designer has praised actress Jodie Comer for being a size 10
‘In series one the audience embraced her fashion and so in series two I just had fun with it.
‘We had fun together, we would go shopping when we could but obviously she would have to learn her lines.
‘But I would bring pieces to her and create mood boards, it was a real collaboration.’
Speaking about Villanelle’s fashion, she said: ‘Villanelle is playful, colourful, she likes to play up to her mood. She’s being showy-offy.’
Fans of the show flocked to social media on Saturday night to gush over Villanelle’s pyjamas in episode one of the new season.
PJ envy: Fans of the show flocked to social media on Saturday night to gush over Villanelle’s pajamas in episode one of the new season
Having been given them at the hospital, she found herself on the run in them, before eventually stowing away in a family’s car from Calais to England.
Viewers went wild for the look, demanding to know where they could get a pair for themselves and remarking how Jodie managed to make them look so good.
Jodie, 25, recently revealed to Glamour that she lost interest in acting as a teen because of her unhealthy obsession with her looks.
Jodie made her TV debut at 15 with roles in The Royal and Holby City, but she admits that just a couple of years later she became ‘so insecure about my body. I had a really unhealthy obsession with being thin.’
Speaking out: Jodie spoke out on her difficult teenage years, admitting she struggled with insecurity about her looks
Breakout role: The Liverpool-born actress, 25, is one of TV’s biggest stars thanks to her lead role in the smash hit BBC drama Killing Eve, playing the impeccably-dressed assassin Villanelle
‘It’s something I struggle to speak about because I can’t really remember it. You know when you have a moment in life where it’s a total blur?’
Her body struggles had a knock on affect on her acting ambition as she explained: ‘When I look back at the time, I really lost interest in my acting because I was so obsessed with how I looked. I don’t remember wanting to go to auditions or being passionate about doing it. It’s so hard when you’re a teen.’
Jodie feels ‘lucky’ to have got through the difficult time, revealing she’s now focused on her health and stamina, thanks to her physically-demanding role in Killing Eve.
‘When I was younger, I was very aware of how I looked and as I got older, I was like. “I am not a model, I’m an actress!” I was succumbing less to the pressures of that kind of world, because I much preferred seeing characters who looked like sh*t or don’t care about it,’ she said.