Sandra Oh has revealed that another character was originally meant to die in the controversy kill Eve Final.
*Big spoilers for the Killing Eve season 4 finale below*
The very final episode of the BBC series aired last month, in which Jodie Comer’s Villanelle butchered every single member of The Twelve – the global assassin group she used to be a part of.
However, within seconds of Villanelle and Eve (Oh) celebrating and preparing for a new life together, Villanelle was shot multiple times by an unknown assailant and died.
When the final episode aired, many viewers accused the show of being queerbaiting and “aggressively unsatisfactory,” while saying they felt “cheated” by the ending.
But in conversation meetingOh has now revealed that it was originally supposed to be “the other way around” so that Eve would die instead of Villanelle.
“I was like, ‘You should kill my character,'” she recalled telling writer Laura Neal.
“I thought that would be the strongest and most interesting [ending] and I felt emotionally that it was the right place to be.”
Oh said she felt Eve’s death was a continuation of the “nihilistic place” the character was in at the end of season three, but that Neal had changed her mind while she was working on the script during the pandemic.
“They came to me and said, ‘We can’t do this. We have to change it…Eve has to live.” Eve is the way into this world. She is our every woman. So it’s really very depressing when she dies.”
In the end, the deaths were “exchanged”.
Among the critics of kill Eve Finale was author Luke Jennings who wrote the books kill Eve is based on and said the show “bend to convention” with its finale.
“It is an extraordinary privilege to see your characters come to life so convincingly. But the ending of the last series surprised me,” he wrote.
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