Wants: Her expensive lifestyle
Villanelle possesses a cold brutality under her seemingly innocent exterior.
With an appetite for killing, she is a living, breathing, shopping, killing psychopath.
Contentedly living outside any human moral code, Villanelle kills with flare, recklessness and absolutely no conscience.
She can be adorable, playful, funny, frightening, warm, chilling, vulnerable, impenetrable… anything you want her to be.
She takes great pleasure in pushing the boundaries with her eternally patient handler Konstantin.
Villanelle had nothing before she was trained to become a purpose-built killer. Her instruction is to, without enquiry, assassinate individuals around the world. She doesn’t care how many people have to die - it has bought her a lifestyle she loves.
To the security services, she is a pest – and potentially a lead to the shady organisation she works for.
The closer Eve gets to uncovering who Villanelle really is, the more reckless she becomes and the more her precariously curated existence starts to unravel.
Jodie Comer plays Villanelle in Killing Eve. On TV, Comer played Elizabeth of York in the period drama The White Princess.
She was also in Thirteen and was ‘the other woman’ in Doctor Foster.