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From Stage To Screen: Making The Move From London To LA: A Conversation With Killing Eve Actress Nathalie Barclay

22 May 2024

British theatre, film and TV actress Nathalie Barclay has just moved to LA, after a high-profile role in the final episode of ‘Killing Eve’. Nathalie has also performed in many London shows, as well as in theatres around the UK – her role as Kate in ‘Visitors’ last year garnered glowing reviews from a number of national newspapers. Here she talks about the difference between LA and London, working with Hollywood stars, and what it was really like to appear in ‘Killing Eve’.


What was it like playing Maggie in the final episode of 'Killing Eve’?
I had always loved ‘Killing Eve’, and it was a particularly fun role to play because it was the finale of the whole series – Villanelle and Eve were finally reunited, which is what everyone had been waiting for. They end up stealing Maggie and Donnie’s campervan and making fun of us as they drive into the sunset, and I love that my character played a part in bringing them together for a time. It was also a real ‘pinch me’ moment to spend days acting with the absolute icons and acting giants Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh.


What were Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh like to work with?
Both Jodie and Sandra were extremely warm and generous. They were so encouraging and playful, too. Working with them was also initially quite surreal because I was already such a huge fan of the show, so I felt intimately familiar with their characters, and suddenly I was stepping into their world right at the moment they are drawn back together. It was an incredible experience and I’m so proud to have been a part of it.


What was your experience of the shoot?
Great. Everyone was excellent at their jobs, but they also seemed to really be having fun. I think the energy on a set is often dictated by the director and the leading cast, and our director, Stella Corradi, was marvellous and kind. Most of my scenes were set in a bothy, like a stone cabin, where our characters take shelter from the raging storm with Eve and Villanelle. To get the first shot of us all coming into the bothy to escape the rain, we had to be drenched from head to toe. This guy wearing a jetpack washer went straight for Jodie and Sandra first. I watched them get sprayed right in the face with freezing cold water and I remember being quite shocked! Then, of course, it was my turn to get hosed – face first.





Photos credited to David Emery (Killing Eve, BBC) and Tom Crooke at Bobbin Productions.

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