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Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who has won critical acclaim as the writer for drama 'Killing Eve' and as the star of comedy series 'Fleabag.' (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge says she’s writing ‘real’ women characters for new James Bond film

May 13, 2019

Writer and actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge says she plans on fleshing out the personalities of female characters in the latest film of the James Bond franchise, despite the popular spy series’ long standing reputation for treating its female co-stars as one-dimensional sex objects.

Waller-Bridge, who has won critical acclaim as the writer for drama Killing Eve and as the star of comedy series Fleabag, and is part of the writing team for the 25th film in the spy franchise, told The Hollywood Reporter that she wants the new Bond film’s female characters to “feel like real people.” Asked whether she would be injecting some of the “female, feminist humor” for which she is best known, however, the writer hesitated.

“Well, we’ll see, we’ll see what I can sneak in,” she told THR. “But it’s mainly about making them feel like real people, you know? … I think Daniel’s films have had really fantastic Bond girls, so it’s just keeping it up.”

The latest Bond film, starring Craig, Lea Seydoux, Ana de Armas, Naomie Harris, and Lashana Lynch, is set to release in April 2020.

Read the full story at BBC News.


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