‘Fleabag’ Actress Named ‘Most Powerful Person In British Television’
Fleabag creator and actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge has just achieved the tag of the most powerful person in British Television. She topped ‘RadioTimes.com’s annual power list TV 100. The list consists of on and behind the screen TV talent who have had an exceptional past year in British television.
BBC’s director of content, Charlotte Moore, called Waller-Bridge ‘a phenomenal force of nature’, and said, “Phoebe has taken the world by storm with her breathtakingly original voice. She’s an utterly unique writer and performer whose emotional honesty and mischievous wit constantly surprises and captures the zeitgeist, and leaves the audience only craving more. I can’t wait to see what she’s done to 007.”
Multiple Emmys winner for her work in black comedy Fleabag and Killing Eve, Waller-Bridge is making worldwide buzz since she decided to join the writers’ team of the upcoming James Bond movie No Time To Die this year.
The power list’s top 10 was dominated by female TV stars including last year’s Strictly winner Stacey Dooley, new Strictly judge Motsi Mabuse, Jodie Comer of Killing Eve and Line Of Duty actor Vicky McClure.
- The Fleabag creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge named the most powerful person in British Television. She topped ‘RadioTimes.com’s annual power list TV 100.
- Phoebe’s upcoming film’s first trailer for No Time To Die was released on Wednesday, and was praised by fans for its female representation.
- Lashana Lynch’s character Nomi is rumoured to be taking over from Bond as 007 when Daniel Craig quits the role after this film.
No Time To Die
Writer Waller-Bridge is intensely working on the 25th James Bond film. Talking about the film’s plot, she said, “Ah well, the plot if you want [laughs] it was an extraordinary experience. But you know it was a different thing when I’m coming in just to punch up scenes and everything was already established and the characters were already there. The storyline was already there so it’s just sort of having a play with some of the characters so… I just can’t say anything!”
“That kind of adrenaline you get from that, the excitement of knowing that people are going to see it, there’s just nothing like it.”
Fleabag wins the most Emmys this year
A woman at the helm, Fleabag swept four major awards — Best Comedy, Best Actress in a Comedy, Best Writing and Best Direction. “Well this is just getting ridiculous,” creator, writer and star Waller-Bridge said. “‘Fleabag’ started as a one-woman show at Edinburgh Festival in 2014 and the journey has been absolutely mental.”
Waller-Bridge also said “Season 2 would not have had happened or exploded in the way that it did if it were not for Andrew Scott who came into the ‘Fleabag’ world as a whirlwind.” Yes, the hot priest.
Earlier in an interview when asked if she wants to have children, Waller-Bridge said, “I don’t know. It’s weird. I love kids. No, I feel like there’s so much happening… I guess I’ve become quite a see-what-life-throws-at-you kind of person. I think I would like to. I love hanging out with kids — you know, good ones.”
Admitting that she doesn’t like talking about her personal life, Waller-Bridge claimed, “I’m much braver in my writing life.”
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