A Killing Eve Scene, No Hyperbole, Almost Killed Jodie Comer

Jodie Comer. Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images

Killing Eve became a little too real for Jodie Comer’s liking while filming the show’s second season, as she suffered from a near-death experience that left her “full-on crying” and inconsolable. As Comer recalled to EW, her character, Villanelle, has a lengthy scene next season where she eats pasta “in a very grotesque way” — and during one of those takes, the pasta-eating became so intense that Comer soon found she couldn’t breathe. “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,” Comer recalled. “They must have it on camera. A medic came in and managed to get it out, but my life definitely flashed before me.”

It didn’t help that the actor working alongside Comer believed she was just “making a weird acting choice,” although now, months later, she’s able to look back and laugh at the absurdity of the situation. “It was my most dangerous Villanelle moment,” she joked. But what was she wearing?

A Killing Eve Scene Legitimately Almost Killed Jodie Comer