Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge says she wants to write a role for herself on Killing Eve next series… so Villanelle can MURDER her
Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge has revealed she wants to write a role for herself in the third series of Killing Eve.
The acclaimed writer, 33, told The Sunday Mirror she would love to appear in the BBC show, just to see her character meet a gruesome fate at the hands of Villanelle.
It comes after fans complained that the show has been ‘missing the magic’ during its second series, after Phoebe gave up writing duties to script Bond 25.
Revelation: Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge has revealed she wants to write a role for herself in the third series of Killing Eve
Phoebe told the publication she was already thinking about how to write herself into the show when production begins on series three, hinting she could return to her role as lead writer.
She said: ‘I was like, I am going to write myself a part so that I can be murdered by Jodie.’
Phoebe then went onto reveal that she originally wanted to play either the role of Villanelle (played by Jodie Comer) or MI5 agent Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh).
Brutal: The acclaimed writer revealed she would love to appear in the third series of the BBC drama, so her character can be killed by Villanelle (played by Jodie Comer)
But the BAFTA-winner then admitted she eventually gave on the idea, as she felt did not fit either of the roles.
‘I just had a really strong instinct that there should be this age gap because I just felt like it was something I hadn’t seen,’ she added.
‘I’m not a 25-year-old Jodie Comer – I mean, let’s be frank. And I don’t know if I could have scaled a wall quite like she could have done, and I’m not in my early 40s either.’
The revelation also comes as Phoebe is hard at work scripting the much-anticipated Bond 25, which is set for release on 3 April 2020.
Surprising: Phoebe- who is scripting Bond 25 – stepped down from writing for series two of Killing Eve, and it remains to be seen whether she will return for series three
Sinister: The star also admitted she originally wanted to play either Villanelle or Eve Polastri (above played by Sandra Oh) but eventually opted against the idea due to her age
Since the second series of Killing Eve began to air in the UK earlier this month, it has earned a mixed reception from die-hard fans.
After watching the first episode of series two, viewers took to Twitter in their droves saying the crime thriller was ‘missing the magic’ of Phoebe, who passed over writing duties to Emerald Fennell.
One wrote: ‘Watched all of Season 2, Killing Eve not as good as Season 1, bring back Phoebe-Waller Bridge.’
Another chimed: ‘Killing Eve S2 reminds me of non-Palladino Gilmore Girls or Sorkinless West Wing. Phoebe Waller-Bridge has clearly left the building.’
Killing Eve continues on Saturday 6th July on BBC One. Series Two is also available on BBC iPlayer.
At odds: On Saturday night, viewers saw Villanelle’s pursuit of Eve heat up in dramatic fashion as Episode Four aired on TV. The entire second series is available on BBC iPlayer