Phoebe Waller-Bridge sets pulses racing in one of her most daring shoots to date as she insists Bond franchise ‘has potential to birth new iconic characters all the time’
She’s been bought on board by the Bond team to sprinkle her magic on the script for the 25th movie.
And Phoebe Waller-Bridge, 34, has admitted that 007 has always ‘intrigued’ her, comparing the spy to her iconic Killing Eve creation Villanelle, played by Jodie Comer.
As well as speaking about all things Bond in the interview, the star also sizzles in one of her most daring shoots to date for The Hollywood Reporter as she goes braless in a plunging blazer.
Bond girl: Phoebe Waller-Bridge has teased her work on the Bond 25 script, comparing 007 to her Killing Eve creation Villanelle
Phoebe looks sensational in the racy number which she teamed with sheer tights. In a slew of other images, she injects sexiness into old school Hollywood glamour.
As only the second woman in history with a James Bond writing credit, much has been made of the writer’s hiring, and Phoebe hints this is only the beginning of the Bond shake up.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Phoebe admits she was drawn to the character of Bond and his similarities to Villanelle.
‘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,’ she points out of the two characters.
Talent: Phoebe, who looks incredible for an accompanying shoot for THR, is only the second woman in history to have a Bond writing credit
‘They live a fantasy’: In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Phoebe admits she was drawn to the character of Bond and his similarities to Killing Eve’s Villanelle
The writer wouldn’t be drawn directly on the reports that Bond 25 actress Lashana Lynch will be taking over from Daniel Craig as the first female incarnation of the character.
She does insist though that ‘the whole thing has potential to birth new iconic characters all the time.’
While she’s been busy with Bond 25, Phoebe counts her next project as her follow-up to her beloved BBC comedy Fleabag, which aired its final series earlier this year.
She is working on her big screen directorial debut, which she is also writing and is considering appearing in, admitting the plot came to her hours after she finished work on Fleabag.
Next up: Following the final series of Fleabag, Phoebe is currently working on her big screen directorial debut, which she is also writing
Glam: The multi-talented star appears in a glam shoot for the magazine, rocking designer clothes
Strike a pose: One shot sees Phoebe posing up a storm in a blue feathered and sequinned number
‘The day I wrapped Fleabag, I went to bed thinking,”I’m never going to have another idea again. Oh shit.” I woke up with the vision of this film.’
As for Fleabag, Phoebe will delight fans as she admits she’s not ruling out a return to the guinea pig cafe owning romantic.
‘When I’m 50, maybe, when you know there’s been a life lived and it’s a different face looking down the barrel,’ she says of holding off for a couple of decades.
More to come: Phoebe teases that she isn’t ruling out a return to one of her most beloved creations – Fleabag
Created by and starring Phoebe, the acclaimed sitcom dropped its second and final season on Amazon Prime this year in the US and aired on BBC Three in the UK prior to this.
Fleabag was based on Phoebe’s one-woman routine, first performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Following the sitcom’s finale, Phoebe announced that she would be resurrecting the stage version – which then sold out all 30 dates in less than an hour.
The actress will play the West End as Fleabag for a strictly limited four week run this month, marking her last ever time in the role.
Iconic: The final scene of the second and last series saw Phoebe’s character moving on from the hot priest, played by Andrew Scott
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