Phoebe Waller-Bridge to star in Killing Eve’s next season – to be murdered by Villanelle


PHOEBE Waller-Bridge is finally going to give herself a part in her international smash hit television series Killing Eve.

The BAFTA-winning actress and writer pens the BBC America show that features Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh as a female assassin and an MI6 officer respectively, but has never appeared on screen in the show, until now.

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Phoebe is writing herself into her smash hit TV show – so she can suffer a grisly death[/caption]

And she’s planning to kill herself off in grisly scenes that make the most of the devilish Villanelle’s skills.

She told the Sunday Mirror: “I was like, I am going to write myself a part so that I can be murdered by Jodie.”

It comes after she admitted she cast Jodie and Sandra in the roles to have an age gap relationship on screen – and to avoid casting herself.

Phoebe added: “I just had a really strong instinct that there should be this age gap because I just felt like it was something I hadn’t seen.

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Sandra Oh plays Eve in the show[/caption]

“I’m not a 25-year-old Jodie Comer – I mean, let’s be frank.

“And I don’t know if I could have scaled a wall quite like she could have done, and I’m not in my early 40s either.”

The Crashing star also spoke about how proud she is of creating a show that allows women to have powerful, interesting and dynamic roles without requiring nudity.

She said: “Being able to say to Jodie, ‘This is your character – this wild, unpredictable girl and you don’t even have to take your top off’. Everyone felt very passionate about it and the actors as well.


“It’s hard to catch a break in this industry, and historically really hard for women to be trusted.”

* Killing Eve is available to watch on BBC iPlayer and airs on Saturday nights

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