“Bond 25” is already chalked full of high profile names, but Olivia Colman would love to add her name to that list.
While speaking to Entertainment Weekly about the next season of “The Crown”, Colman also discussed her part in “Fleabag” written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
“I think I begged Phoebe to be in it, when she was writing the first [season],” Colman said. “But the second one, it felt like she just had a built-in confidence. She thought, Okay, I know what I’m doing, I’m just going to really let rip. And she did. The first episode of the second series, to me, was like a piece of theatre, a piece of writing that I would have studied at school.”
“She’s extraordinary and it’s a pleasure to say anything that she’s written,” Colman added. “And also, to film it, is so much fun, because they’re my mates. I will be eternally grateful to Phoebe, because she said, What sort of things do you want to say? And I went, could you write me someone who’s a total [spells out a four-letter expletive]. So she made up this person for me. Yeah. I always wanted to play the baddie and she’s written a really good one.”
Waller-Bridge was also brought on for the newest “James Bond” film, which Colman said she would be happy if Waller-Bridge wrote her into the script.
“Oh, trust me, I’ve tried!” the actress teased. “I’ve asked!”
“The Crown” season three hits Netflix on Nov. 17, while “Bond 25” will be released in theatres on April 8, 2020.