Andrew Scott says ‘Fleabag’ – in which he plays the hunky priest – is not just a feminist story but also points out the flaws in humanity.
11 April 2019 | Staff | Female First
The 42-year-old actor portrayed the unnamed priest in the second series of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s comedy-drama and insisted the show – which is often hailed for its strong feminist stance – is actually also focused on pointing out the flaws in humanity.
Speaking on ‘The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show’, Andrew said: “It’s sort of been hailed as this great feminist story which of course it is.
“But it’s actually, for my money, all about human life and the fact that we are all a bit flawed and a bit messed up sometimes. We are all looking for love in different places right and wrong!”
The ‘Steel Country’ actor recalled of how he first met with Phoebe to discuss her plans for the show, and he was on-board immediately.
He added: “She called me last summer to talk about ‘Fleabag’ but there wasn’t any script at that stage.
“And we had this fantastic first meeting where we talked about love and life and loss and religion and what place religion takes in our lives.
“At the end of the meeting, I hadn’t read any scripts or anything but I was like ‘Yes! I’m on-board for this!”
The hit BBC show – which also stars the likes of Olivia Colman, Hugh Skinner, Sian Clifford and Jenny Rainsford – tells the story how Phoebe’s titular character is struggling to live her life in London following a tragedy.
The handsome hunk also revealed that his mum and dad – Nora and Jim – love the show, and he thinks ‘Fleabag’ appeals to all generations because it has a lot of merit while still being very funny.
He explained: “My parents watched and it appeals to so many people I think because you can disguise a lot of humanity when something is really funny.”
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