Why did Phoebe Waller-Bridge drop out of Mr and Mrs Smith
Phoebe Waller-Bridge explains why she quit forthcoming Amazon show has addressed her departure from the series Mr & Mrs Smith. The creator and star of was announced as part of a serialised adaptation of the married spy story, as first portrayed in the steamy 2005 movie by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
- She and Donald Glover were attached to star in the project, as well as write and contribute to the creative team.
- With her departure explained as the result of “creative differences”.
- In a new interview with, Waller-Bridge, 37, assured the publication that the split was amicable and came from her not wanting to be an obstacle in others’ plans for the programme.
“I worked on that show for six months fully in heart and mind and really cared about it – still care about it,” she said. “And I know it’s gonna be brilliant. But sometimes it’s about knowing when to leave the party. You don’t want to get in the way of a vision.” After saying that creative collaboration is “like a marriage”, she added: “And some marriages don’t work out.” She also confirmed that her creative deal with Amazon was still intact after reports earlier this year, despite having an agreement allegedly worth $20m per year. Access unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Amazon Prime Video Sign up now for a 30-day free trial Access unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Amazon Prime Video Sign up now for a 30-day free trial
“What I look for in something is that little bit of electricity, of danger or saying something, doing something that hasn’t been done before,” she said. “If I don’t feel that, I can plough and plough and plough, I just won’t make it.” According to the Fleabag star, Amazon Studios have been understanding of her process of getting things to a high standard: “They’ve been with me along this process where I’m like, ‘I’m getting there, but I want it to be f***ing amazing.”
Filming for Mr & Mrs Smith began in 2022, with Maya Erskine now in the role of Jane Smith to Glover’s John Smith. A release date for the series is yet to be confirmed. : Phoebe Waller-Bridge explains why she quit forthcoming Amazon show
Who will be cast as new Doctor Who?
Doctor Who reveals new cast members for Christmas special and series 14 Virgin Radio 17 Aug 2023, 10:58 Credit: gemmaarrowsmith.com / Getty / Instagram @billyilliam With anticipation building ahead of new episodes of Doctor Who, four new cast members have been unveiled. With Ncuti Gatwa set to become the Fifteenth Doctor, ably assisted by Millie Gibson’s, the new issue of has confirmed that Gemma Arrowsmith, Billy Brayshaw, Mary Malone and Majid Mehdizadeh-Valoujerdy will also be entering the Whoniverse.
- Gemma Arrowsmith will feature in a special festive episode later this year.
- The writer and actor has worked on the likes of Spitting Image, Modern Life is Goodish and Horrible Histories as a writer, and has acted in shows such as Stath Lets Flats, Upstart Crow and Rosie Molloy Gives Up Everything.
- Meanwhile, Mary Malone has featured in shows such as Vera and The Prince.
Appearing in series 14, Billy Brayshaw has previously been in A Christmas Story Christmas and Dawn Chorus. while Mehdizadeh-Valoujerdy played Jesse Donovan in Hollyoaks for four years. Announcing that there are still some names to be revealed for the end-of-year special, producer Phil Collinson said (as reported by ): “It is a delight to welcome two more names on board, with Gemma Arrowsmith and Mary Malone.
and you won’t have to wait long to find out how they connect to the Doctor and Ruby Sunday.” He added: “Coming up after that, in the 2024 series, it’s a delight to open the studio doors to a former star of Hollyoaks with Majid Mehdizadeh-Valoujerdy. His character in the ‘Oaks, Jesse, died of alcohol poisoning on his wedding day, so let’s hope he has a more peaceful time in the Whoniverse.
Although I can’t promise!”
This festive special will be Gatwa’s first episode as the Doctor and will see Gibson – best known as Kelly Neelan on Coronation Street – make her debut as well.Ahead of the Fifteen Doctor’s arrival, three specials featuring and Catherine Tate for the show’s 60th anniversary. New episodes of Doctor Who will air later in 2023 and in 2024 on BBC One.
: Doctor Who reveals new cast members for Christmas special and series 14