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Phoebe Waller-Bridge says James Bond intrigues her like Killing Eves Villanelle – so hold on to your hats

PWB says Bond intrigues her like Villanelle - so hold on to your seats

Phoebe Waller-Bridge says there are parallels between James Bond and Villanelle from Killing Eve (Picture: REX/BBCAmerica)

Woman-of-the-moment Phoebe Waller-Bridge has compared James Bond to her Killing Eve assassin Villanelle.

The Fleabag creator has been brought on board the next 007 movie, directed by Cary Fukunaga, to sprinkle her magic on the script.

Phoebe, 34, says the two characters, played by Daniel Craig and Jodie Comer respectively are equally intriguing to her.

She told The Hollywood Reporter: Theres something about James Bond that always intrigued me in a similar way that Villanelle did. They live a fantasy!

But its a life none of us would ever want, if were honest. We dont want to go put a bullet in someones head to sleep with people and have martinis. Its a kind of fantasy nightmare.

A lot has been made of me coming on board because Im a woman, and thats wonderful. But also I cant take credit for the movie that was written. Its Carys movie.

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Phoebe was also quizzed about the rumours that Lashana Lynch is on board as another 007.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 25/06/2019 - Programme Name: Killing Eve S2 - TX: 29/06/2019 - Episode: n/a (No. 4) - Picture Shows: Villanelle (JODIE COMER) - (C) Sid Gentle - Photographer: Parisa Taghizadeh

Phoebe says Villainelle lives a fantasy nightmare like Bond (Picture: BBC)

The whole thing has potential to birth new iconic characters all the time, she said.

The Solo: A Star Wars Story actress previously said she hopes to sneak her signature feminist humour into the Bond script.

She told The Observer: Its mainly about making them feel like real people, which they do in the previous films. I think Daniels films have had really fantastic Bond girls and its about keeping that up.

The final series of her hit BBC comedy Fleabag aired earlier this year.

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