Free Guy star Jodie Comer learnt considerably more than she expected from Shawn Levy’s lively romantic comedy in her first starring role in a major studio film. In the open-world video game Free City, Comer portrays Millie, a video game creator, as well as her in-game avatar “Molotov Girl,” who teams up with Ryan Reynolds’ non-player character Guy to show that gaming magnate Antwan (Taika Waititi) stole her work. So whether it was American humor, gaming, or how to market a movie, Reynolds, Levy, and the actual and imaginary worlds of Free Guy taught the English actor a lot. The Emmy winner was also taught a valuable lesson in pop culture that she will never forget.
‘There’s this point in the movie, and we want to perform this alternative version of the song,’ Ryan contacted me months after we completed filming. ‘Would you be interested?’ Comer reminisces. “So he emailed me a template of it, which I thought was just stunning. ‘Yeah, sure,’ I said, despite the fact that it doesn’t sound anything like the original. ‘What’s the harm?’ So I went to Capitol Records in Los Angeles. Then I got to stand in a recording booth where The Beatles had worked, which was quite interesting. It’s such a lovely scene in the movie; I believe it’s my favorite moment, not because of my singing, but because of Buddy (Lil Rel Howery) and Guy. IMDB