Daniel Craig has backed the “Fleabag” writer and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge for the upcoming James Bond Film, prompting the talented actress to indicate that she will look to make the female characters “feel like real people.” Waller-Bridge was suggested to the film franchise’s producers by the James Bond lead man himself and has subsequently been announced as one of the writers for the 25th edition which has yet to have a confirmed title.

Fresh from the critical acclaim and success of “Fleabag”, a British television comedy-drama that has been widely praised in recent months, Waller-Bridge seems to be in great demand at present. When asked recently on the “Hollywood Reporter Awards Chatter” podcast about her approach to writing material for the female characters in the new Bond film, the 33-year-old Londoner was quick to recognise previous efforts to portray women on screen more in line with the part they play in modern society.

Waller-Bridge looks to continue recent standard

She asserted that it is “mainly just making them feel like real people,” adding that recent Bond films featuring Craig have sought to do just that and have had “really fantastic Bond girls” and that it will be a matter of “keeping up that” (standard).

With her previous creations commonly incorporating “feminist humour” into the dialogue and visuals, Waller-Bridge hinted to the podcast host that she would be looking to see what she could “sneak in” on the new project.

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‘Killing Eve’ success

The undoubted pedigree of Waller-Bridge as a writer has been established not only through “Fleabag”, but also as a result of her contribution to and development of the hugely popular “Killing Eve” television series. The BBC ratings winner has intrigued viewers from both sides of the Atlantic through its exploration of the slightly unusual chemistry between Sandra Oh’s MI5 officer character Eve Polastri, as she pits her wits against the psychopathic assassin Villanelle portrayed quite expertly by Jodie Comer.

Cast takes shape for 'Bond 25'

James Bond film fans will no doubt be eager to hear how the cast list for the next movie is developing, with Craig returning to the main role and “Bohemian Rhapsody” star and Oscar-winner Rami Malek having been announced as the requisite villain. “Captain Marvel” star Lashana Lynch will also bolster the film’s expected global appeal, alongside the returning Ralph Fiennes, Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris.

Director Cary Fukunaga takes over the reins from Sam Mendes (“Spectre” and “Skyfall”) and has indicated through Instagram that shooting for “Bond 25” has already been completed in Jamaica.

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