We love you, Sandra
The star beat out Robin Wright (House of Cards), Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), Julia Garner (Ozark) and Laura Linney (Ozark) to claim the award for her role as MI5 officer Eve Polastri.
Naturally Sandra gave an extremely impassioned acceptance speech, taking the opportunity to thank the cast of Killing Eve and her mentor, Kim Gillingham, as well as her acting peers who had supported her over the years.
‘I just so want to thank my fellow actors; I have felt your support so tremendously the last years,’ she began. ‘I want to thank Alfre Woodard, in 1997 – she’s never going to remember this, [but] she whispers in my ear – “I’m so proud of you up there. We fight the same fight.”
‘Jamie Foxx in 2006 pulled me aside and said, “Keep going.” And in 2017, Lena Waithe, she just embraced me and said, “You already won. It’s in the work.” So thank you to my fellow actors. Thank you so much.’
This marks Sandra’s fourth SAG award having previously picked up awards for her work in Sideways and Grey’s Anatomy.
Roll on Killing Eve series 2, we say…