Phoebe Waller-Bridge Compares James Bond To ‘Killing Eve’ Assassin Villanelle: ‘It’s A Life None Of Us Would Ever Want’

Phoebe Waller-Bridge discusses all things “Bond 25” in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

The director, who, after Johanna Harwood, is only the second woman to nab themselves a “Bond” writing credit, insists the upcoming flick is not all about her despite grabbing a lot of the attention.

Credit: Frank W. Ockenfels/THR
Credit: Frank W. Ockenfels/THR

She tells the mag: “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.”

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Waller-Bridge adds of director Cary Joji Fukunaga: “It’s Cary’s movie.”

The writer compares 007 to Villanelle, played by Jodie Comer, on “Killing Eve”, on which Waller-Bridge is an executive producer.

Credit: Frank W. Ockenfels/THR
Credit: Frank W. Ockenfels/THR

She shares, “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.”

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Waller-Bridge says reports that “Bond 25” actress Lashana Lynch will be picking up the 007 mantle after Daniel Craig: “The whole thing has potential to birth new iconic characters all the time.”

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