‘As a woman I still feel lucky to be there’: Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer says she’s had to work twice as hard for her screen success due to her working class background
Jodie Comer believes that she’s had to work twice as hard as others due to her working class background.
The Killing Eve star, 27, also admitted she feels ‘lucky’ as a female actress due to her great success in the industry.
Speaking to a group of young women for the Girls Up campaign, she said: ‘For me personally, self-belief counts for a lot, and perseverance.
Hard-worker: Jodie Comer, 27, believes that she’s had to work twice as hard as others due to her working-class roots
As reported by The Mirror, Jodie added:’Especially coming from a working-class background, there is the notion that you are going to have to work much harder to be successful. People are continuously being surprised by your capabilities.’
She went on: ‘To this day, as a woman walking into a room, I have this feeling of being lucky to be there. I’m trying to shake that off.
Jodie – who is best known for playing Villanelle in Killing Eve – is currently filming Help, an upcoming drama for Channel 4, alongside Line Of Duty star Stephen Graham, 47.
Successful: The Killing Eve star, 27, also admitted she feels ‘lucky’ due to her great success in the industry
The actress had previously been seen taking on the role of a carer to a patient, played by Stephen, with early Alzheimer’s disease.