Phoebe Waller-Bridge has added her touch to the latest installment of the James Bond franchise. During a conversation with BBC, the Fleabag creator gave some details on what she had to do with No Time to Die's script.
"They were just looking for tweaks across a few of the characters and a few of the storylines," Waller-Bridge said.
Waller-Bridge will be just the second woman to have writing credits in the film franchise. As a result, some fans think her involvement is to make the character more palatable for followers of the #MeToo/Times Up movement. Waller-Bridge says that she wasn't brought on to make sure things are politically correct.
"They were already doing that themselves," she explains. "They're having that conversation with themselves the whole time. It was much more practical. Just, 'You're a writer, we need some help with these scenes. And you come up with some dialogue for these characters.'"
Being a part of a Bond movie is something that the Brit has dreamed of since childhood. She did get to sit down with Bond himself to get a feel for the movie before jumping at the opportunity.
"We met for coffee and then a few months later we met again. And then I met the director Cary Joji Fukunaga and then I met Daniel [Craig] after that," Waller-Bridge said about meeting the actor in New York City. It was reportedly his idea to add Waller-Bridge to the writers' room.
No Time to Die is set to release in April 2020, five years after the franchise's last entry, Spectre.