You know what they say about being surprised when celebrities are shorter in person than you’d expect? I’ve interviewed a few and never experienced that — that is, until I meet actor Jodie Comer, at Milk Studios in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood. Perhaps it’s because of the sheer space she manages to take up onscreen as the assassin Villanelle in Killing Eve, while stealthily moving through a dance club or an open office plan with the intent to kill. Perhaps it’s because, even though Villanelle's training has made her catlike, she’s also a bit boorish and stubborn, traits that endear her to viewers but often get her character into trouble. Or maybe it’s just because she’s wearing slides and a robe, straight from a photo shoot, and I’m wearing platform boots. Who can say?
I soon learn that while Comer may not have a weapon hidden in her low bun, she’s just as lively as her onscreen counterpart, and we get to chatting about her favorite looks from the hit series, her beauty inspiration, and her partnership with skin-care brand Noble Panacea.
On Her Beauty Routine and First Brand Partnership
Growing up in Liverpool, Comer says it was a big deal to get dressed up with her friends. "I went through this period where I was just obsessed with makeup and I wore a ton of it, and then I suddenly realized how much I was wearing, and the fact that I was spending all this money," she says. She also realized that she felt more comfortable when she wasn’t wearing makeup, and shifted her focus to skin- and self-care. But it’s not all or nothing for her. "I think now I'm just trying to be more comfortable with what I have rather than having to cover up," she tells Allure. "But I do love putting makeup on for a night out."
Perhaps that’s why a partnership with Noble Panacea (her first) feels so natural to her. The brand, which was developed by a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, uses a new technology called Organic Molecular Vessels™ (OMVs™) that is said to "deliver active ingredients [in skin care] with extreme precision." "I have to believe in it," Comer says of her partnership, "and have to want to wear it myself and be proud of it. And I tried the products and just loved them."
Noble Panacea offers two lines, Absolute and Brilliant, and Comer uses the Brilliant line. "I am obsessed with the Overnight Recharge Cream. What I love is that you know your skin is getting the hydration. You might wake up with a dry mouth, but your skin is glowing," she says. In addition to loving on her skin with good products, Comer says she also drinks "lots of water. I think water is the key to everything."