Naomie Harris: Phoebe Waller-Bridge was needed in filming for the new Bond movie

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 October 2019
Naomie Harris at the Oscars

Naomie Harris

Phoebe Waller-Bridge was often called upon during the production of the hotly-anticipated new Bond film, 'No Time to Die', one of its stars Naomie Harris has revealed

Phoebe Waller-Bridge had a major role in the new 'James Bond.'

The 'Fleabag' creator was brought in to work on the script for 'No Time to Die' and one of its stars Naomie Harris has revealed that she was often needed to help out.

In an interview with The Guardian newspaper, Naomie – who plays Eve Moneypenny in the film franchise – said: "If there was a problem with the script, then [director] Cary Fukunaga would always be like, 'Ok, well, I'll just make a call to Phoebe.'''

Naomie also admitted that she is open to the idea of a female Bond.

She added: "I think we want a Bond that inhabits the qualities we associate with Bond. Whatever sex that is, whatever race."

The 43-year-old star also confessed that she considered quitting acting because of burnout, recalling how in 2017 she had been promoting 'Moonlight' before going straight into shooting 'Rampage'.

She shared: "I was completely burned out. I needed a break. I was like: 'I don't want to be an actress anymore.' I was thinking of opening a nail salon with my friend."

Waller-Bridge previously revealed she wants to bring "spice" to 'No Time To Die' and she hopes she's helped craft some strong female characters in the upcoming film.

Asked about working on the film, she said: "[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."

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.