It’s been four years since Spectre, the last James Bond movie, was released. Since then Hollywood has seen allegations of sexual harassment come to light in the era of the Me Too and Time’s Up movements. And considering the debate around the character of 007’s misogyny towards women, especially in the early films, the next Bond film No Time To Die will reflect changing attitudes, according to Daniel Craig and Bond producer Barbara Broccoli.
Fleabag and Killing Eve creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge was recruited to work on the script, the second woman credited as a writer on a Bond movie ever.
And while some fans have thought she was brought on to modernise the character in light of the Me Too Movement, that’s not the case according to her and Craig.
Speaking with The Sunday Times, the incumbent Bond said it was “f***ing ridiculous” that Phoebe was recruited because she was a woman.
The 51-year-old added: “She's a great writer. Why shouldn't we get Phoebe onto Bond? That's the answer to that.”
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James Bond No Time To Die script: ‘They were already updating 007’ – Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Image: EON)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge is best known for Fleabag and Killing Eve (Image: GETTY)
Craig added: “I know where you're going, but I don't actually want to have that conversation.
“I know what you're trying to do, but it's wrong. It's absolutely wrong.
“She's a f------ great writer. One of the best English writers around. I said, ‘Can we get her on the film?’ That's where