Waller-Bridge being paid $2M for Bond 25, THR says

Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is receiving $2 million for her work on Bond 25’s script, The Hollywood Reporter said, attributing the information sources it didn’t identify.

The information is part of a long feature story THR did on actress-writer Waller-Bridge. Relatively little of the story concerns Bond 25. But there are other tidbits.

–Waller-Bridge was “secretly” polishing the Bond script in March and April while also performing in a stage version of Fleabag.

–The writer-actress described working on Bond thusly: “There’s something about James Bond that always intrigued me in a similar way that Villanelle did.” That’s a reference to an assassin played by Jodie Comer in Killing Eve, the TV series created by Waller-Bridge.

“They live a fantasy! But it’s a life none of us would ever want, if we’re honest,” she added. “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 didn’t directly confirm that actress Lashana Lynch is playing the new 007 in Bond 25 after Bond (Daniel Craig) has left MI6.

“The whole thing has potential to birth new iconic characters all the time,” she told THR.

3 Responses

  1. Hi Guys,

    Steve Rubin here. As always, I’m on a photo hunt for the new 007 encyclopedia. Any chance you could send me a high res copy of that Phoebe shot you just published.

    Best, Steve

    Sent from my iPhone

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  2. Two million dollars to write a few car chases, gun fights, fist fights and mild PG love scenes. She seems to not know who Bond is or why the films are popular. I have a feeling Bond 25 is going to stink.

  3. […] een interview met The Hollywood Reporter, mooi samengevat door onze collega van The Spy Command, heeft de Britse Phoebe Waller-Bridge het tussen de regels door over de vijfentwintigste James […]

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