Courtesy of Des Willie/BBC America The Killing Eve universe is expanding in its third season with the introduction of Dasha, a brand-new character played by Succession ’s Dame Harriet Walter… In Julian Fellowes' new miniseries Belgravia, 69-year-old Walter plays Caroline, Countess of Brockenhurst, a woman with Downton Abbey-approved costumes and Real Housewives-approved schemes. We looked each another in the eye and tried not to second-guess what the other one was going to do, and it became like a parallel game. AMC's full episode service and you must have Copyright © 2010-2020 AMC Network Entertainment LLC. We didn’t talk too much — we didn’t overdo it. How did you and Jodie approach those scenes together? Her flat gives you the feeling that she, unlike Villanelle, is not interested in luxury. Click here to watch the latest episode of Killing Eve on amc.com. 6 months ago Few characters on Killing Eve have the gumption to stand up to Villanelle. Walter exchanges her typical Received Pronounciation for a thrilling Russian accent while playing Dasha, a Russian assassin, in season 3 of Killing Eve. So, bust out your custom track suits and Russian biscuits, and dive into all things Dasha as Walter discusses joining the cast of the critically acclaimed series, how her character pushes Villanelle out of a rut, and the one physical trick that helped Walter lock into her character. She went to Cranborne Schase School. Yeah, you see guys doing that—having a little bit of a spar for a joke. Dasha has had a similar solitary lifestyle, minus the luxury. This content is imported from {embed-name}. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Dasha is the key to understanding Villanelle (Jodie Comier), the erratic yet endearing assassin at the heart of Killing Eve. To walk into the big table read on the first day and see these people in the flesh — Kim Bodnia, Jodie Comer, and Sandra Oh — made it real. I thought, as long as I play within the style of the world of Killing Eve, I can fit within it and bring my own flavor to it. We just got up on our feet and found that our instincts were to play live minute to minute. BBC America’s Killing Eve is in full third-season swing with a new formidable character on the scene. 2020. But she is very flamboyant wears golden tracksuits with her name on the back, and does outrageous things in the street. Season 3 of Killing Eve premiered on Sunday, April 12. It's saying, "This is how Dasha speaks,” rather than, “This is a perfect Russian accent.”. This season we’ve been introduced to one such character, the mighty Dasha, played by Dame Harriet Walter. I thought, “God, is this scary woman going to accept me? All rights reserved. I’ve been studying Russian anyway, so I know what sort of things they have in their own accent. She’s an injection of something different. I found Dasha through that walk, as I went up and down the street. She doesn’t really have any friends that she can be real with—it's quite a lonely life. There is a rhythm in the scene, where you anticipate when it's got to happen—which makes it easier than real life, where I'd have been strangled. She's where Dasha’s glory days were. Something went wrong. It’s definitely complicated. Q: We love watching you and Jodie on screen together, and there seems to be an ever-present element of competition between the two characters. Delaney chatted with amc.com about his reactions to that shocking scene in the Season 3 Premiere (if you’ve seen it, you know the one), plus what it’s like to work with Fiona Shaw, and how a throwaway joke by Sandra Oh changed Kenny’s entire storyline. The way that Villanelle has used her wit, improvised, and got inside information in other episodes—those are all indications of what Dasha has trained people to do. I was looking up at the balconies as if they were overflowing with people waving flags and whistling for me. I watched it as if Dasha was watching it, to make sure I knew the animal I’m supposed to know so well, Villanelle. Stay current. And I did train a little bit as a ballet dancer, so that helped. But Jodie’s such a great person, and she started to talk and open up. Season(s) I played on that clever masquerade. I was also aware that it wasn’t a case of fitting in perfectly, because Dasha is a character purposefully coming in from the outside. It's a lot—in the best way. We did shoot a great scene that I don’t think made it to the final cut, where I just walked through the streets of Barcelona one morning. She’s lived alone and is also wedded to this organization. Was it really fun to constantly try to one-up each other? 1974-present For more ways to live your best life plus all things Oprah, sign up for our newsletter! Three Dasha is played by Dame Harriet Walter in Killing Eve series 3. It's a lovely, complicated mix. Dasha’s relationship with Villanelle is complicated to say the least. She's part show biz mom—nurturing the talent, and proud, but doesn't like the fact that [Villanelle] has passed the point where she'll listen to her. Starring Last step - Add your e-mail to complete your account. !” So it truly was a bit scary! Q: The chemistry really comes across! Full Name Then, and only then, can Dasha move back to Russia. A: That’s good to hear. To share this on Facebook click on the link below. To watch AMC shows or upgrade to AMC Premiere, sign in with your provider. You don’t often see women doing it. For more of an inside scoop on Killing Eve directly from the cast themselves, check out this interview with Sean Delaney, who plays the beloved MI6-turned-journalist hacker. Dame Harriet Walter calls her Killing Eve character a "stage mom.". However, Walter sees a connection between Dasha, Caroline, and all the other unforgettable characters she's been behind as of late—including Lady Margaret Beaufort in The Spanish Princess and Caroline Collingwood of Succession. Q: It’s incredible to see how Dasha helps peel back the onion of Villanelle’s character. You look into that face and you see that character. You get that gold medal or you’ve failed. But I don’t think there’s much tenderness in Dasha. Credit(s) This season we’ve been introduced to one such character, the mighty Dasha, played by Dame Harriet Walter. On the other hand, I think Dasha also feels a certain sense of ease with Villanelle, like “Oh thank God somebody who knows me, that I can relax with.” And I think that Villanelle feels that as well. Killing Eve airs Sundays at 9/8c on AMC and BBC America. Show Status Watch ad-free and unlock content with amc premiere. Dasha’s been watching her all this time, rather like I’ve been watching her on TV. You just think, “Well, somebody wanted me to do this so I mustn’t screw up,” and you get on with it. That opening scene really told me a hell of a lot about her character! A: Definitely. Get a behind the scenes look at the episode with this Closer Look into the Bitter Pill set with Sandra Oh, executive producer Suzanne Heathcote and more. She's also very fond of Villanelle in a certain way, because they have a history together. It’s all to demonstrate that this the older woman still has quick reflexes that’s she's very proud of, and that she's still very competitive with Villanelle. She turned down a university education and was in turn rejected by five different drama schools before being admitted to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Inside the Real Party That Inspired "Belgravia", Love Downton Abbey? As her trainer, Dasha taught Villanelle all the tricks she prides herself on today. Q: With that in mind, did you focus on any real-life gymnasts to help inform the way Dasha carries herself? London, England, United Kingdom You are currently signed in with your TV Provider. Character(s) Her inner life is about nostalgia—but she's trained assassins, more than did stuff herself. With her cheetah-print shirts and gold chain necklaces, Killing Eve's Dasha is an outlier among the ladies, countesses, and Jane Austen characters that populate Walter's IMdB page. There’s something so perfect about Dasha being an Olympic athlete. If you get behind that mentality, there’s no real room for easing up in any aspect of your life. I remember her very well and wanted to dig into where she is now. There’s a like there’s a bit of fear, there’s a bit of love, there’s a bit of anger, there’s a bit of jealousy, there’s a mother-daughter, there’s sister. Biographical Information She is the niece of British actor Sir Christopher Lee. You'd think a sleeping spy like Dasha, someone planted into the community, would be trying to blend into the background. Actor Jodie Comer as Villanelle, Harriet Walter as Dasha - Killing Eve _ Season 3, Episode 2 - Photo Credit: Des Willie/BBCA Des Willie/BBCA I loved how Dasha was introduced! Dasha and Villanelle's decades-long relationship shares DNA with Dance Moms, sibling rivalries, kung-fu movies, gymnastics memoirs, the fading stardom of Sunset Boulevard, and the bittersweetness at time passing found in the Fiddler song, "Sunrise, Sunset." We Highly Recommend Belgravia. It was really helpful to watch the series again, and really remind myself that Dasha would know all this information. I watched interviews with Olga Korbut, for instance. I like to have a secret inside that I don’t give out—because I think that’s how we all are," Walter tells OprahMag.com. Watch the latest full episodes of AMC shows. Watch a new show this spring, and you're bound to encounter Dame Harriet Walter's steely, yet playful, face. Thankfully I already knew Fiona Shaw very well. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io, Catherine of Aragon Was a Real Life Warrior Queen, What We Know About Season 2 of "Lovecraft Country", All About Cory Booker and Rosario Dawson's Romance, What to Know About Netflix's New Period Drama, Kelly Clarkson and Hoda Kotb Share Powerful Moment, Sussexes Sit Down for a New Stunning Portrait, The Official Grand Army Cast Instagram List, John Wrote an Emotional Tribute to Chrissy. Harriet Walter When she made her first kill as a young athlete, she decided she wasn’t going to have anybody soften her heartstrings and divert her from achieving her most excellent performance. We had a few go's. What was it like for you to join the cast of a show that already has such a passionate fan base? A: I had watched the show avidly and when I got offered the part, I watched it right over again. We may earn commission from the links on this page. But I had experienced a similar thing with Downton Abbey when I walked in on that after they’d done many seasons. Speaking to OprahMag.com, Walter gives her take on the characters' complicated relationship. Harriet Mary Walter Dame Harriet Walter portrays Dasha Duzran on Killing Eve. Oprah Magazine participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites.

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