Phoebe Waller-Bridge has said she was terrified that she would never have another idea after finishing her hit series Fleabag.
The comedy drama made its debut as a one-woman show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2013 and wrapped with a second, final TV series this year.
Waller-Bridge told the Hollywood Reporter: “The day I wrapped Fleabag, I went to bed thinking, ‘I’m never going to have another idea again.
However, the actress – who is also known for award-winning show Killing Eve – said she woke up the next day with “the vision” of a film that she wants to direct.
The writer and actress has also been working on the script for the as-yet-untitled 25th Bond film.
“There’s something about James Bond that always intrigued me in a similar way that Villanelle did,” she said, referring to Killing Eve assassin Villanelle, who is played by Jodie Comer.
“They live a fantasy! But it’s a life none of us would ever want, if we’re honest. We don’t want to go put a bullet in someone’s head to sleep with people and have martinis.
“It’s a kind of fantasy nightmare.”