Phoebe Waller-Bridge has arrived at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles Looking like the front woman to your favourite rock band in a tweed suit (Virginie Viard, are you responsible for this?), the 34-year-old British actress and writer is nominated for the Best Actress In A Comedy Series award for her role in Emmy-winning TV show Fleabag.
Anybody who has seen even the first few minutes of episode one of season one of Fleabag will understand when I ask: Can you imagine (presumably) pompous members of the Hollywood Foreign Press watching this show? Then again, Barack Obama did just name it one of his favourite series’ of 2019 – and he even featured in one rather compromising scene!
Series two of Fleabag – which wrapped in April – is the final instalment and peek into the life of Waller-Bridge’s titular character (whose name we never come to know). It explores the Londoner’s lonely life as she grapples with the death of her best friend, her troublesome family, running a rundown cafe and navigating some pretty awful and unfulfilling relationships. But the writing is absolutely brilliant and a show like you’ve never seen before. (Hello, the most confronting breakdown of the fourth wall.)
“I find writing really, really hard and really painful, but I’d like to say just honestly from the bottom of my heart that the reason that I do it is this,” Waller-Bridge said on stage at the Microsoft Theatre as she held her first Emmy in September.
If there’s anyone deserving of a Golden Globe tonight, it’s Waller-Bridge.
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