Ryan Reynolds has compared Jodie Comer to a young Meryl Streep.
The 44-year-old actor was blown away by his ‘Free Guy’ co-star is right from her first audition for the movie and thinks she has a very unique talent, much like the multi award-winning actress.
Ryan – who is also a producer on the film – said: “I remember breaking the scene after Jodie’s first three lines and looking over at Shawn to make sure that he was watching because I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.
“She took it to a whole new level. Jodie is one of those one-in-a-billion actors. She can do anything and be anything.
“Her on her worst day is like me at [my peak].
“I hate to use this term but she has the X factor. Working with her felt like working with Meryl Streep at the beginning of her career.”
Director Shawn Levy agreed with the comparison to the ‘Devil Wears Prada’ star.
He added: “She’s a special talent and quite limitless in what she can do. Watching her audition was a revelation.”
Jodie was stunned by their comments.
She said: “What?! They did not [say that] That’s very kind.
“I mean – a young Meryl Streep, uh, no. That’s very sweet of them though.
“Working with Shawn and Ryan was just so much fun.
“They created an atmosphere where I could be fearless, silly, and playful.”
The ‘Killing Eve’ actress recalled feeling like a “zombie” when she auditioned for the movie.
She told Australia’s Marie Claire magazine: “I remember [the audition] so distinctly. I’d just finished a six-month shoot on ‘Killing Eve’ and flew to New York like a bit of a zombie.
“I spent the flight thinking about what I could do wrong and if I should call Ryan Mr Reynolds. I hadn’t done a film before; it felt so much bigger than myself.”