Killing Eve season 2: Jodie Comer reveals she nearly died on set after choking on pasta

'Of all the things that could have killed Villanelle, it was a mouthful of pasta'

Jacob Stolworthy
Friday 22 February 2019 09:25
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Killing Eve star Jodie Comer almost died on the set of the hit TV series’s second season.

The British actor, who plays assassin Villanelle, told Entertainment Weekly the incident occurred during a scene that required her to eat pasta.

“It’s a scene where she’s eating some pasta in a very grotesque way,” she said. “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.

According to Comer, the strand of pasta “shot down” the actor’s throat, causing her to choke.

“I was shovelling it in, and then it just shot down my throat and then I was full-on choking,” she continued. “They must have it on camera — a medic came in and managed to get it out, but my life definitely flashed before me.”

The first season of Killing Eve, co-written and executive produced by Fleabag‘s Phoebe Waller-Bridge, was widely praised by critics when it aired last year.

It became the second-biggest boxset to air on BBC iPlayer, with more than 40 million requests since it arrived on the streaming service.

The show returns to BBC America on 7 April.

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