When fans found out that Phoebe Waller-Bridge is in charge of polishing dialogues for the new Bond movie, they couldn’t help but wonder if the female characters are getting a 007 feminist makeover.
Luxury cars, expensive drinks, and lucrative adventures have always been a part of this well-known franchise, but some of these elements are set for a change in the latest adventure of this famous spy.
Even though the movie is yet-to-be-named, there has been a lot of talk about the outlook the Bond franchise has on female characters and the way he treats women.
Another concern was raised since many consider this franchise to be outdated and irrelevant to this time and age.
Phoebe responded to these concerns by saying that it is apparent why the Bond franchise is completely relevant now. And that reflects on who he is, and the way his character treats women.
She considers that it is time to evolve, and she plans on building a dialogue that shows Bond’s true nature; she hopes that she will manage to keep the essence of his character, but at the same time change the way he treats women.
She gave an interview to Deadline in which she spoke about her plans and the fact that she is very excited to be working with Daniel Craig. She continued explaining how she thinks that he is the right guy for the job, and how she was fascinated when she saw him perform for the first time. She said that there was a wryness to his performance and that she is more than excited to write dialogue for him.
Then she went on talking about the lead actresses, and the plans she has for their characters. She wants to make sure that Lashana, Lea, and Ana are thrilled with the final result since her goal is to make them feel like ‘real people.’
The script is already there, so she stressed that she is not in charge of ‘rewriting the script,’ but to sneak some feminist outtake on the whole story and dialogues between the actors.
She added that as an actress, she rarely could be introduced with the script that she couldn’t wait to open and read; she would really love to be the person that made this possible for these lovely actresses.
It is important to note that she is the second woman in the history of this franchise that received the rights to participate in the script. The first woman was Johanna Hardwood, who was in charge of the 1962 hit From Russia With Love.
The movie’s release is scheduled for March 2020, and Cary Joji Fukunaga will direct it.