ACTRESS Jodie Comer appears in good spirits as she’s seen blindfolding co-star Stephen Graham as they film scenes for their new coronavirus drama.
Set in a fictional Liverpool care home, Channel 4’s new show Help will tell the moving story between a young care home worker, played by Comer, and a patient, portrayed by Graham.
Jodie playfully blindfolded co-star Stephen Graham as they worked on setCredit: Splash News
The pair looked relaxed and happy as she and Stephen, 47, larked around on set with her playfully tying a blindfold around his eyes.
Sitting outside a caravan, the duo appeared to be filming scenes in character for their new series Help, which looks at how two lives are changed forever by the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
The new series will be set in the fictional Sunshine Homes, the show will highlight the challenges those in their positions faced when our lives were turned upside down by the deadly bug.
Jodie plays a nurse called Sarah in the new series while Stephen plays Tony who has young onset AlzheimersCredit: Splash News
The story follows their relationship as coronavirus forces them apartCredit: Splash News
Sarah (Comer) regularly looks after patient Tony (Graham), who has young onset Alzheimers, and she is the only nurse who can calm him down if he has one of his outbursts.
This brings her great joy as she’s always had trouble building relationships with people, whether that be with family or friends, at work or at school.
As her relationship with Tony starts to help build up her confidence in more ways than one, when the UK is put into lockdown, things start to go downhill for Sarah.
Prior to working together on Help, Jodie and Stephen were already firm friends.
Jodie looked a world away from her usual glam self
The thespians share an agent and it was also the This is England star who convinced her not to ditch her Scouse accent.
As she started out in her acting career, Jodie believed she would need to lose her accent to get ahead.
During an interview with the Radio Times, she revealed: “Do you know what, it’s funny because when I was much younger, when I was with another agency and really young, I don’t know where I got it from, but I thought ‘I have to lose my accent’.”
Stephen convinced Jodie not to ditch her Scouse accent
Thankfully, fellow Scouser Stephen, who starred in the last series of Line of Duty, convinced her not to.
She continued: “And I remember working with Stephen Graham and he was great.
“He was like, ‘Don’t you dare lose your accent!’ And I didn’t.
“Maybe it’s just this idea of being working class from the North West, you don’t hear those voices all the time on television.”
Fans of Jodie are hoping the next series of Killing Eve will be back soon
Fans of Jodie’s breakthrough role in Killing Eve will have to wait a little longer for season four, however back in September Jodie teased that it “will be worth the wait”.
As she accepted her award at the TV Choice Awards for best actress, told fans: “I just wanted to pop in and say a huge thank you to everybody who voted for me this year.
“Thank you! Your continued support means so much, and I want you all to know that it doesn’t go unnoticed.
“I hope that we can bring you the season four you deserve sooner rather than later, but it will be worth the wait. In the meantime take care and thank you very much.”