Phoebe Waller-Bridge brings 'spice' to Bond

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 September 2019
Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Phoebe Waller-Bridge wants to bring "spice" to upcoming James Bond film 'No Time To Die'

Phoebe Waller-Bridge wants to bring "spice" to 'No Time To Die'.

The 'Fleabag' creator has been brought on board to help with the script on Cary Fukunaga's 'Bond 25' and hopes she's helped craft some strong female characters in the upcoming film.

Asked about working on the film, she told Britain's OK! magazine: "[It's been] fantastic. I'm really excited to be a part of it.

"I can't say a huge amount, but in Daniel Craig's tenure as Bond, there have been some amazing female characters and I hope to continue that.

"I hope to bring whatever spice I can to it."

Phoebe admitted current Bond, Daniel Craig, has always been one of her favourites.

She said: "Growing up, it was Sean Connery. But the actor I really focused on was Daniel Craig, especially when 'Casino Royale' first hit. There was a romance at the heart of it. He does terrible things, but for the right reasons".

The 34-year-old star recently compared Bond with another of her creations, 'Killing Eve' assassin Villanelle.

She said: "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."

No Time to Die

  • 4 stars
  • 2021
  • UK
  • 2h 43min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen
  • UK release: 30 September 2021

The 25th James Bond film is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and sees Daniel Craig in the lead for one last time.