Jodie Comer Breaks Down In Tears As She Accepts BAFTA
After taking to the stage to accept the prestigious award, Jodie dedicated her acceptance speech to her late 'Nana Frances', and broke down in tears while thanking her co-stars and Killing Eve writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Accepting her award from Steve Coogan, the Killing Eve star said: "Thank you so much, BAFTA. Sorry, I'm the only one who's turned on the waterworks."
She continued: "Pheeb, I feel so lucky not only to say that I have worked with you, but to call you a friend.
"You are the most talented person I know. Thank you for being such an inspiration."
Jodie also thanked Line Of Duty star Stephen Graham for helping her in the early days of her acting career.
"I want to take this moment to thank Stephen Graham. Stephen, if I didn't owe you a pint before, I definitely do now. Thank you for the generosity you showed me all them years ago," the BAFTA-winning actress added.
And after mentioning her family, Jodie paid tribute to her late grandmother, who passed away while she was working on Killing Eve, meaning she never watched the hit drama series.
"I would love to dedicate this to my Nana Frances, who sadly passed away the first week of filming. She never got to see Villanelle, but she was the life and soul of everything," she said.
"When she was here she used to say, 'You get it off me, you know?' And I just want to stand up here tonight and say, Nana Frances, you were right all along."
Jodie, who hails from Liverpool, shocked fans with her Scouse accent during the speech speech after convincingly playing Russian assassin Villanelle.
"Like I know Jodie Comer is from Liverpool but it is still wholly bizarre hearing her speak with that accent," wrote one, while another added: "When you hear Jodie Comer's real voice and she is much less scary with her scouse accent."
Had no idea Jodie Comer was Liverpudlian, 100% deserves that #BAFTATV
- Charlotte Marsh (@CharlotteLM6) May 12, 2019
JODIE COMER IS LIVERPUDLIAN? WHAT? THE? https://t.co/arSzLblxJQ
- Sophie Thomas (@ellensoph) May 13, 2019
Love the moment when everyone realises Jodie Comer is Liverpudlian! :heart:
- Laura Whitmore (@thewhitmore) May 12, 2019
Killing Eve won big during last night's BAFTAs, as the show also picked up another two gongs - 'Best Drama Series' and 'Best Supporting Actress' for Fiona Shaw for her role as Carolyn in the series.
As Fiona accepted the award, she said starring in the show was "probably the greatest pleasure of my life".
"People have begun to suspect I am a spy, and I just want to thank the director Harry Bradbeer for that because he said, 'No, no, you can't play this part with an Irish accent'," she said.
Meanwhile, writer Pheobe dropped the f-bomb while accepting the award, thanking her "charismatic, breathtaking, energetic" team.
"I can't speak it's so unbelievably exciting," she said. "Thanks for everyone for taking risks. Jodie Comer almost swallowed a wasp in Tuscany. It was a really edgy moment that we did capture on camera."
Congratulations to all the Killing Eve team!
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