Jodie Comer has revealed her concerns when she was first approached to play a female assassin in Killing Eve, saying she was worried about how "naked" she would have to be.

The Liverpudlian actress has been widely acclaimed for her role as Villanelle in Phoebe Waller-Bridge's drama, most recently winning best actress at the TV Baftas.

Season two of Killing Eve concludes on Wednesday on RTÉ Two, while all previous episodes of the current run are available on the RTÉ Player.

The 26-year-old star, who previously featured in BBC drama Doctor Foster, has said she was initially dubious about the role.

She told GQ Hype: "I was like, 'Oh, f*** no'.  Because I always think of someone in a leather catsuit and six-inch heels scaling walls," she said of the assassin role.

"Also, 'How naked is she going to be?"'

Jodie Comer in the second season of Killing Eve

The reality of playing the ruthless but playful Villanelle was completely different.

"I should have known better, knowing Phoebe was the writer," she said.

Comer added of Waller-Bridge: "I love her so much.

"I’ve said to her she has to cast me on every single thing she makes from now on. Otherwise I’ll send Villanelle!"

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