Celebrity / 08-11-2019

Phoebe Waller-Bridge says she helped with new Bond script but didn't write it

The Fleabag star was brought on 'to help out' and added 'little spices' to the script for Bond's 25th outing

Phoebe Waller-Bridge says she helped with new Bond script but didn't write it

Killing Eve's Phoebe Waller-Bridge has confirmed her level of involvement in the script for the upcoming James Bond film, No Time To Die.

The 34 year old was brought out "to help out" with the script for the super spy's 25th franchise installment.

No Time To Die will star Daniel Craig in the lead role, with fans expecting his fifth film to be his last.

Speaking on BBC Radio this morning, Phoebe stressed that she added "little spices" of her own, saying that she "[hopes] that they survive the process."

During the interview, she also touched on updates to the franchise following the #MeToo movement. - saying that "they were already doing that."

Phoebe says she didn't do a full rewrite

Daniel's 007 is to return

Phoebe explained: "They're having that conversation with themselves the whole time.

"[My involvement] was much more practical. Just, 'You're a writer, we need some help with these scenes. And you come up with some dialogue for these characters.'"

Phoebe - who's known for penning the first series of Killing Eve, as well as her Emmy award-winning comedy Fleabag - revealed how she landed the gig.

She's scooped up Emmys for Fleabag

"We met for coffee," she said, "And then a few months later we met again.

"And then I met the director Cay Joji Fukunaga and then I met Daniel [Craig] after that. But I know Daniel and Barbara had been talking about it for a while."

The treatment of women in the Bond franchise is a hot topic, and Phoebe has become the third woman ever to receive a writing credit for the films.

Deadline asked the actor-writer whether she thinks 007 is a relevant cultural figure given his misogyny.

"I think he's absolutely relevant now," she replied, "It's just got to grow.

"It's just got to evolve, and the important thing is that the film treats the women properly. He doesn't have to. He needs to be true to his character."

No Time To Die hits cinemas 3rd April 2020.



08-11-2019 12:30, source: irishmirror, by James Foster
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