Just because Jodie Comer took home the 2019 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series doesn’t mean the Killing Eve star, 26, actually thought she’d win.
In a recent interview with Variety, Comer opened up about her surprise “W” and revealed that she purposely didn’t want her parents to attend the 71st annual ceremony because she didn’t think she had a chance. (LOL)
“It’s nice to bring your parents to these things,” she said. “But I just said, ‘Oh no, sit this one out. Now’s not my time.’ I’m probably not going to ever live that one down with them, or they’ll be coming to every single thing now!”
Comer went on to say that she completely blacked out when her name was called, adding, “I actually don’t know what I was thinking. I was in a complete state of shock. During the day I was strangely calm because I didn’t think it would be me.”
Although she totally nailed her speech (in our humble opinion), the actress admitted that it was over before she knew it. “It also happened so fast,” she continued. “You’re standing in front of all of these people, and you want to say the right thing and don’t want to miss anybody. You want to soak it up, not rush it, and take it all in. I feel like I blabbered on a lot!”
During the awards show, Comer won the highly coveted award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for playing Villanelle in Killing Eve, while her parents excitedly watched from the comfort of their couch. The actress was nominated against Emilia Clarke for Game of Thrones, Viola Davis for How to Get Away with Murder, Laura Linney for Ozark, Mandy Moore for This Is Us, Sandra Oh for Killing Eve and Robin Wright for House of Cards.
Well, there’s always next year.