Jodie Comer tried to lose her Scouse accent at the start of her career

Daniella Scott
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From Cosmopolitan

As we all know, Jodie Comer, the actor behind everyone's favourite assassin, is a born and bred Liverpudlian with a natural Scouse accent. But, in turns out, as a young actor starting out in her career, Comer once decided she would try to shed her Liverpudlian lilt, before another famous actor convinced her not to.

In an interview with Radio Times, Comer explained the story, "When I was much younger, when I was with another agency and really young - I don’t know where I got it from - but I thought 'I have to lose my accent'."

But luckily Line of Duty star and fellow Scouser, Stephen Graham managed to convince her otherwise. "I remember working with Stephen Graham and he was great," Comer said. "He was like, 'Don’t you dare lose your accent!' And I didn’t.

"Maybe it’s just this idea of being working class from the North West, you don’t hear those voices all the time on television," She explained.

Comer recently spoke about asking showrunners to remove a scene from series two of Killing Eve, where her character adopts a Scouse accent, saying she thought it was "too gimmicky", as viewers will know it's her real voice. In her role as Villanelle on Killing Eve Comer puts on a Russian accent to play the assassin, and frequently uses other accents to play the character, who often uses different identities to remain undercover.

Photo credit: BBC

We're glad we've still got Jodie in all her authentic Scouse glory.

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