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Phoebe Waller-Bridge: 'Bond is a fantasy nightmare'

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Posted: 15/08/19 - 10:53
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Phoebe Waller-Bridge says Bond is a "fantasy nightmare".

The 'Fleabag' creator has been brought on board to help with the script on Cary Fukunaga's 'Bond 25' and Phoebe admitted there are parallels between James Bond and 'Killing Eve' assassin Villanelle.

She told The Hollywood Reporter: "There's something about James Bond that always intrigued me in a similar way that Villanelle did. They live a fantasy! But it's a life none of us would ever want, if we're honest. We don't want to go put a bullet in someone's head to sleep with people and have martinis. It's a kind of fantasy nightmare.

"A lot has been made of me coming on board because I'm a woman, and that's wonderful. But also I can't take credit for the movie that was written. It's Cary's movie."

When asked about reports that actress Lashana Lynch will become the new 007, she answered: "The whole thing has potential to birth new iconic characters all the time."

I Call True: If she manages to take 1% of the dark humour and self awareness of Fleabag then this could be a real shot in the arm.

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29 days
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I wait to see what she does with the script and how they can modernise the Bond character
34 days
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If you are bringing in a new writer half way through filming, then there are obviously major issues going on!
35 days
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Always time for script changes Milka, right up until the last scene is shot!
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I thought they were already well into filming Bond 25?