While many others have been talking about her involvement in the new James Bond film “No Time to Die,” celebrated actress and writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge hasn’t herself really spoken much about her contributions to the film’s screenplay – until now.
Speaking with BBC Radio on Friday, the Emmy-winning “Fleabag” and “Killing Eve” creator was asked about her hiring to polish the script for the fifth and final Daniel Craig-led film in the franchise. She says that she came onboard to add some ideas and makes some minor changes rather than do a full re-write:
“They were just looking for tweaks across a few of the characters and a few of the storylines. When I came on board I was just facilitating as [many] of their ideas and their instincts as possible. [I added] little spices… a couple of bits and pieces of my own, and hope that they survive the process.”
She also says the producers were already changing the ‘macho culture’ of the franchise before she got there: “They were already doing that themselves. They’re having that conversation with themselves the whole time.”
Rami Malek, Jeffrey Wright, Lea Seydoux, Ana De Armas, and Lashana Lynch co-star in the Cary Fukunaga-helmed film which hits April next year.