Fantastic to have women run the good and bad in Killing Eve: Fiona Shaw


It’s a thriller, it is funny but it’s also disquieting,” she added. It’s the ambiguity that is the permanent knife edge on which the show works,” she said. Popular Photos

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Shaw said the unpredictability of the characters is the USP of the show. Shaw said playing women who may or may not be morally abiding was a “fantastic” opportunity. They are tied to a vision of excitement that life can be for both genders and it’s fantastic to have that opportunity,” she told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper. “Women often play virtue and it’s very nice to not necessarily be good, and not necessarily be bad. 0
Comment(s) Shaw said the show explores society’s “biggest fears” about what women might be. “You never know what the characters are thinking. The three women are not tied to a home or to husbands or sons. “It’s about the discomfort of a world where nothing’s sure. Killing Eve also features psychopathic assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) and agent Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh). Advertising

“We’ve all been brought up on endless boys doing this work and enjoying them, so it’s fantastic to have three people who are female running the good and bad of this world. It’s a joy not to play plain virtue. Last month, Killing Eve was renewed for a third run, with Suzanne Heathcote attached as showrunner. Advertising

The 60-year-old actor stars as Carolyn Martens, the head of the Russia Section at MI6 in the spy thriller series from BBC America. “They can be quite hostile with humour and nothing is very clear. There’s always the potential of great charm but the characters are not vulnerable to the charms of humour.