Phoebe Waller-Bridge rues departure from set of “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” reboot

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the creator and star of Fleabag, left Donald Glover’s “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” reboot in 2021 due to creative differences.

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Waller-Bridge compared her departure from the show to the dissolution of a marriage, saying, “I worked on that show for six months fully in heart and mind and really cared about it — still care about it. And I know it’s gonna be brilliant. But sometimes it’s about knowing when to leave the party”.
Despite her departure, Waller-Bridge’s creative deal with Amazon is still intact. The separation appears to have been amicable, and Waller-Bridge has moved on to other projects, including “Indiana Jones 5” and the final season of “Killing Eve”.
The 37-year-old, who helped write the script of the most recent Bond film, No Time To Die, back in 2021, is also working on other projects, including a new series for Amazon Prime Video, a TV adaptation of Tomb Raider for Amazon, and also developing a devilish new series called “Sign Here”.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge also responded to speculation that she could be set to direct the next James Bond movie.
It was then reported in the Mail in April of 2021 that she’s in “early discussions” with Bond producer Barbara Broccoli to direct the upcoming 26th installment of the spy franchise.
Waller-Bridge “cackled” when asked about Bond in the Vanity Fair magazine interview.
Appearing on the cover of Vanity Fair’s July/August issue, the London-born talent said: “My mum sent me that rumour, too.”
The journalist then notes that she added a “cackle, denying it with a flourish”.
Waller-Bridge then pointed out that she has only ever directed a single music video.
“So the obvious leap is James Bond,” she joked.

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