Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s next project? Starring in her own film

Phoebe Waller-Bridge in the final season of Fleabag
Phoebe Waller-Bridge in the final season of Fleabag Credit: BBC

Phoebe Waller-Bridge may have plenty of irons in the fire – she is writing for both Bond 25 and a forthcoming television series called Run, which she is also producing, executive producing Killing Eve and will take Fleabag to the West End next week – but the Fleabag creator and actress has said she is working on a film, too. 

Waller-Bridge told The Hollywood Reporter that the project she sees as a true follow-up to Fleabag is a film that she also intends to direct and even act in.

“The day I wrapped Fleabag, I went to bed thinking, 'I'm never going to have another idea again. Oh s---.' I woke up with the vision of this film."

The magazine said that Waller-Bridge is "certain" that she won't be marketing the project until it is finished and it won't be released through streaming services but with a proper cinematic release. As for whether we will see Waller-Bridge on the big screen, she seems both convinced that she won't and insistent that she will: "I blatantly will end up in it," she said.

In the meantime, Waller-Bridge has been flexing her screenplay muscles by working on the forthcoming James Bond film, which she first contributed to in March and April. Waller-Bridge maintained, though, that her involvement has been rather overstated in the subsequent media frenzy: "A lot has been made of me coming on board because I'm a woman, and that's wonderful," she said. "But also I can't take credit for the movie that was written. It's Cary's movie."