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No Time to Die: Robert Wade jokes about Phoebe Waller-Bridge writing for James Bond

Robert Wade, one of the original writers for No Time to Die said Phoebe Waller Bridge is 'very witty for a woman.'
by Abhivyakti Seshanand | March 08, 2020 10:21 IST
No Time to Die: Robert Wade jokes about Phoebe Waller-Bridge writing for James Bond

One of No Time To Die’s writers, Robert Wade, took a dig at Phoebe Waller-Bridge. She edited and revised the script for the film.

 
Wade has written many hit scripts for the Bond franchise. He said. “It’s like a relay race, Phoebe did the bit where you get the prize at the end. For a woman, she is very witty.”
 
According to The Daily Mirror, the host on podcast James Bond Radio reacted with a shock so Wade defended his statement. “It’s a joke,” he said.
 
Bond faced criticism for a portrayal of misogyny. But, Wade said it “never worried” him. “There haven’t been many women involved and it’s a good thing for women to be involved.”
 
He added. "When we were in the middle of this whole process, the MeToo thing came about. It was interesting for me to reflect on because I’d never worried about the portrayal of women in our movies.” Ouch. "If they are not strong characters, then it makes Bond look weak,” Wade said. Wade co-wrote Casino Royale and Skyfall.
 
He said he got “confused” when it got decided that the latest 007 script was to change. He said. “We had an idea of what the next Bond film should be. It was a very specific idea but a very brave idea.” “We spent a lot of time thrashing it out. It was experimental and felt like that’s what we needed to do.” He added. “We went to New York to talk to Daniel and he was on board for doing something kind of different. I’m not sure we pulled it off. But there was a certain amount of nervousness about it.”
 
He also said. “It’s such a big thing and you can’t take it personally.” No Time to Die’s release date got pushed back from April to November 2020 due to fears of coronavirus. The film stars Ana de Armas along with Daniel Craig. Aller Bridge is 'very witty for a woman.'


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