'Fleabag' star Phoebe Waller-Bridge not sure about having kids

Lawrence Kim
November 8, 2019

With said reporter no doubt now feeling more than a little red-faced, Daniel Craig continued to dismantle their question, and stated categorically that he was stead-fastly unwilling to merely write Waller-Bridge off as a diversity hire.

"She's a f-- great writer".

Phoebe Waller-Bridge has made a name for herself playing the relatable, refreshingly-flawed title character in breakout series "Fleabag", who runs a guinea pig themed cafe.

"I know where you're going, but I don't actually want to have that conversation. Why shouldn't we get Phoebe onto Bond?" he asked. I know what you're trying to do, but it's wrong.

Speaking with The Sunday Times, the incumbent Bond said it was "f***ing ridiculous" that Phoebe was recruited because she was a woman. One of the best English writers around. "It is so unique-we are very privileged to have her on board".

As a writer whose speciality is strong-willed, badass feminist women, many fans had assumed that PWB had joined the franchise to produce the first post #MeToo Bond film, but the 34-year-old insisted this was not the case.

In an interview with Radio 4's Today programme, Waller-Bridge played down her efforts on the Bond script, saying that "They were just looking for tweaks across a few of the characters and a few of the storylines". "They're having that conversation with themselves the whole time". It (her involvement) was much more practical. "And you come up with some dialogue for these characters".

"And then I met the director Cary Joji Fukunaga and then I met Daniel after that. I don't know, but I can feel something bubbling", the star smiled.

God, she just gets it, doesn't she?

No Time to Die finds Bond having left active service and now enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. Asked to undertake a mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist, the deceptively simple task turns out to be far more treacherous than first expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with unsafe new technology.

No Time To Die's budget is $250 million, topping Spectre's initial costs by $5 million.

"When it becomes apparent that the scientist was abducted, Bond must confront a danger the likes of which the world has never seen before".

"No Time to Die" is slated for a release in the United Kingdom on April 3 and in the U.S. on April 8.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER