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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.”