Killing Eve creator Phoebe Waller Bridge started working on a film script on the day she wrapped up Fleabag season two – here’s what we know so far…
Killing Eve season two has finally arrived in the UK. Starting on BBC One on 8 June at 9:15pm, things will pick up 30 seconds after Eve Polanski (Sandra Oh) stabbed Villanelle (Jodie Comer).
However, Waller-Bridge passed over writing duties to Emerald Fennell for this season, as she’s busy performing her one-woman show on Broadway.
Oh, and she’s also writing the new James Bond script – no big deal.
Now, the BAFTA winning writer has also announced that she’s working on a new script for a “very strange film”. Speaking to Deadline, Waller-Bridge revealed that she came up with the idea on the night after she wrapped up the second series of Fleabag.
“I was like, ‘God, it’s been amazing, but I’m never going to have another idea,’” she said. “And then I went to sleep. I woke up and I had this idea for this movie in my head.”
She told the magazine that he script is coming “thick and fast” before adding: “I’ll be in the shower and suddenly it’ll be like, ‘I should go and write that down.’ It’s very strange, which probably means it’s going to be awful.”
Waller-Bridge also explained the formula behind her perfect script writing.
“I always think there should be at least three things going on in one scene at the same time,” she continued. “I think every actor should know that there are three things this person is dealing with, and usually it’s like they’re having to eat lunch, or they’re having to deal with a really hot room. It’s something like that.”
Referring to a Fleabag scene with the bank manager played by Hugh Dennis to illustrate this, she explained: “I feel like the more you put on a person, the more real it feels, because otherwise it’s just a conversation about a bank loan. But then if she’s sweaty and she’s under-prepared, and she forgot to put a top on underneath but she needs to impress this guy.”
“When there are three things going on at the same time, at minimum, I think you instantly have reality.”
We cannot wait to see what happens with this new script, so thank goodness we have Killing Eve in the meantime.
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