“Fleabag,” “Killing Eve” and “James Bond” Goddess Phoebe Waller-Bridge for British GQ Magazine

Posted on May 29, 2019

“Fleabag,” “Killing Eve” and “James Bond” goddess Phoebe Waller-Bridge covers the July 2019 issue of British GQ Magazine photographed by Jason Hetherington.

 

 

On Sandra Oh and her Character Eve: “With Eve, I felt more connected to that character. There were bits of me. I was writing parts with bits of myself and then being able to let that go, actually, when I first spoke to Sandra [Oh] about Eve [the MI5 detective she plays], she had such an immediate connection to the character. She was like, ‘I know who this is.’ And she would talk about her in ways that I’d just end up writing on the wall, being like, ‘That’s her touchstone, her point.'”

On Jodie Comer’s portrayal of Villanelle in “Killing Eve”: “Villanelle really grew in my mind watching Jodie, because the more playful she got, the more I was like, ‘We can go anywhere with this actress.’ Then she’d start putting on this swagger. Around episode four or five, Jodie just started doing this swagger. I was just like, ‘Where did that come from?’ And I realized it’s when she goes back to Russia, her home country, that she’s got this other personality there. And that really inspired how we wrote the final few acts.”

 

[Photo Credit: Jason Hetherington/GQ Magazine]

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