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Phoebe Waller-Bridge Explains How Fleabag Ended Up With a CGI Fox

Fleabag’s stellar casting brought us Emmy nominees Sian Clifford, Fiona Shaw, Olivia Colman, and Kristin Scott Thomas. Not to mention hot priest Andrew Scott, who is nominated for an Emmy in our hearts. But there was one casting decision that Phoebe Waller-Bridge immediately regretted, the writer-actress explained on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The foxes were a nightmare to work with. At the end of season two, Fleabag encounters a fox as she waits at a bus stop. It pauses with “this kind of wise look in his eye,” and Fleabag tells it that the hot priest, who is convinced the foxes are following him, went that way. “Naively, I was like Yeah, we’ll just get a couple of real foxes and give them the notes,” Waller-Bridge laughs. “We’ve got a really good director and the script is strong.” Instead of getting the Meryl Streep of fox actors, Fleabag ended up shooting with “two terrified little country foxes” who hated people, buses, and new environments, but loved Coldplay. Needless to say, even after playing “Fix You” or “Yellow,” the footage did not turn out. “So, we ended up having to get a CGI fox,” she explained. On the bright side, it gave an incredible performance.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge On How Fleabag Ended Up With a CGI Fox