Although there have been debates about the gender politics of Bond, Craig said Waller-Bridge's sex was irrelevant in terms of her involvement in the script. "Look, we're having a conversation about Phoebe's gender here, which is f-ing ridiculous", he told Britain's Sunday Times newspaper. She's a great writer.
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. Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are producing. "That's the answer to that".
Asked if she was encouraged to update the concept of Bond, Waller-Bridge maintained that she was not told to change the culture of the films.
"I know what you're trying to do, but it's wrong". One of the best English writers around.
Phoebe has revealed to American Vogue that the suggestion came when she was struggling for roles after graduating from Rada.
And now Phoebe has spoken for herself in a new interview with the BBC, claiming the franchise heads were modernising Bond themselves anyway and she was simply recruited because she's writer, as Craig said.
And now the 34-year-old, who has achieved global fame through her series "Killing Eve" and work as a scriptwriter on "James Bond", has said she refuses to bow to pressure to dress well every day.
"She continued: "[My involvement] was much more practical.
"Just, "You're a writer, we need some help with these scenes".
"And then I met the director Cary Joji Fukunaga and then I met Daniel after that". I know what you're trying to do, but it's wrong. She was so beloved on set, Phoebe Waller-Bridge will return for James Bond 26.
No Time to Die finds Bond having left active service and now enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. As is often the case for the put-upon spy, his peace is short-lived thanks to the arrival of his old friend Felix Leiter from the Central Intelligence Agency who turns up asking for help. Asked to undertake a mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist, the deceptively simple task turns out to be far more treacherous than first expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with unsafe new technology.
No Time To Die will be released in United Kingdom cinemas on April 2, 2020.