Phoebe adds just a scratch of ‘Fleabag’ to James Bond script


Phoebe adds just a scratch of ‘Fleabag’ to James Bond script

Phoebe Waller-Bridge was drafted in to tweak the lines in the forthcoming ‘No Time to Die’

Staff reporter

When it was announced that Phoebe Waller-Bridge was being brought on to the writing team of the forthcoming James Bond film, No Time to Die, many assumed that she would be updating the franchise’s notorious sexual politics for a post-#MeToo world.

Waller-Bridge has said that wasn’t the case. In an interview with Radio 4’s Today programme in the UK, she played down her efforts on the Bond script: “They were just looking for tweaks across a few of the characters and a few of the storylines.”

Asked if she was encouraged to update the concept of Bond, Waller-Bridge maintained that she was not  told to change the culture of the films...

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