Entertainment Movies Jodie Turner-Smith on Joining the 'Jennifer Aniston & Adam Sandler Cinematic Universe': It's 'Major' "I loved it," the actress tells PEOPLE of working alongside the comedic duo in Murder Mystery 2, now on Netflix By Janine Rubenstein Janine Rubenstein Instagram Twitter Janine Rubenstein is Editor-at-Large at PEOPLE and host of PEOPLE Every Day podcast, a daily dose of breaking news, pop culture and heartwarming human interest stories. Formerly Senior Editor of music content, she's also covered crime, human interest and television news throughout her many years with the brand. Prior to PEOPLE she's written for Essence, The Cape Times newspaper and Los Angeles Magazine among others. On-screen Rubenstein can be found featured on shows like Good Morning America and Entertainment Tonight and she routinely hosts PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly's star-studded Red Carpet Live specials. Follow the San Francisco native, Black Barbie collector and proud mom of two on Instagram and Twitter @janinerube People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 31, 2023 09:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Netflix's Murder Mystery 2 isn't Jodie Turner-Smith's first funny rodeo. "I wouldn't say it's my first comedy," the British actress, 36, tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "I feel like White Noise was a comedy. And I also did a little movie called Lemon years ago, directed by Janicza Bravo." Still, she says, "This is my first entrance into the Jennifer Aniston–and–Adam Sandler cinematic universe of comedy, which is major." As for how that universe treated her, "I loved it," she says. "I've already told everybody that I want do the next one." In the film, Turner-Smith plays a super shady Countess. "She was so fun," says the actress. "I loved leaning in that c---y-ness and being so over the top, but also very grounded because that's who she is. It's just like, this is her truth." As for the actress behind the wild character, "I'm a lot nicer and kinder, I think, than the Countess. I like to tell people nice things and lift them up, whereas she is immediately displeased." Jodie Turner-Smith Reflects on 'Secret' Whirlwind Marriage and Motherhood Journey Murder Mystery 2. Scott Yamano/Netflix Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Being nice, but also talented, has paid off for the star, who's in the midst of her 10-year acting anniversary. "A 10-year overnight success," she says with a laugh. She launched her acting career with a stint on True Bloods back in 2013. At the time, she says, "I was just trying to figure it out. I was not that successful as a model. I thought, 'I live in Hollywood. I should be submitting myself for acting jobs.' " With True Bloods, "It was one of those things where I submitted myself and it turned into this four-episode recurring thing. And so it was like this moment in my life where I was like, 'This is what happens when just throw that out there.' And here we are. It's just so incredible to me." Michael Buckner/Getty Now married to actor Joshua Jackson, 44, and mom to their 2-year-old daughter, Turner-Smith is busier than ever, on- and off-camera. And she couldn't be happier at how it's all worked out. "I had no idea what direction I was going to go in or what would become of me, but I just thought I have nothing to lose and everything to gain by just trusting. And one thing about me," she adds, "if I put effort and intention behind something, I create results." For more on Jodie Turner-Smith, pick up this week's issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now. Murder Mystery 2 is now streaming on Netflix.