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Phoebe Waller-Bridge discusses writing Bond 25

14-May-2019 • No Time To Die

A couple of days after slamming the state of the Bond 25 script in a negative column by Baz Bamigboye, the Daily Mail did a 180-degree turn and published an interview with Phoebe Waller-Bridge over the weekend.

Selected quotes from the interview regarding her work on Bond 25:

"It's amazing to be part of something that has such a history and that you know will reach so many people. But I can't think about that too much because I just go, "Whoa!" So when I start to do that, I stop myself and zone back into the writing, thinking of the characters as just people who are going to say things, like in any script. But, yes, it is exciting too!"

"We have a script and we're continuing to work on it, all of us floating ideas around and creating characters together. I love the character of Bond. I love that he exists in a grey area, in that he does terrible things and yet he does them for the right reasons. Nowadays we have questions about patriotism – is it worth all of this that Bond does, is it worth taking a life? I think these are very pertinent questions these days."

"I'm delighted to be part of it. The franchise is headed by a woman, Barbara Broccoli, and certainly, during Daniel's tenure, there have been some amazing female characters. I hope to continue that and bring in whatever spice I can to it."

"You've got to make sure the actors have something fun to work with. I don't mean fun as in, "Woo-hoo!" But I do find, from an actor's point of view, that playing something that shows a twist, or a surprise, or something about a character that people didn't expect to see, is something that really grounds me in my character. One thing I'm doing here is making sure there's an authenticity to these characters so that the actors have something solid they can hold onto."

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