Phoebe Waller-Bridge has said she would not be in favour of a female Bond.
The acclaimed creator of Fleabag was drafted in to work on the No Time To Die script and walked the red carpet at the film’s glittering Royal Albert Hall premiere.
She told the PA news agency: “I think Bond is James Bond. We just need to cook up someone to rival him.”
Waller-Bridge, known for her razor-sharp humour and offbeat style, worked closely with Bond producer Barbara Broccoli and director Cary Joji Fukunaga.
Explaining her role in No Time To Die, she said: “They asked me to come on board to add to the pot they were already working on.
“There was already a script, they had some things they wanted to go in a different direction with, they wanted the character work to be even deeper and look into more nuance in the characters.
“It was really an overall look at the whole script with them, to be able to work with Cary, who was also writing on it while he was in deeper prep with other things.
“So I could say, ‘does this work for you? Does this work for you?’ And I’m really, really excited to see that some of it did work for them and it’s on the screen.”
The film will be released in UK cinemas on September 30.