Andrew Scott on Phoebe Waller-Bridge: You haven’t seen the last of us together

By Sherna Noah, PA Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Andrew Scott has revealed there are “exciting plans afoot” to reunite with Fleabag co-star Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

The Irish actor, 42, has enjoyed huge success for his role as “the hot priest” in Waller-Bridge’s TV comedy.

“We have plans to work together,” he told ES Magazine.

And he said of the triple Emmy winner: “She’s a total delight. I love her. We’ve got exciting plans afoot.”

The ex-Sherlock star said it was “absolutely incredible, completely joyful” to have been at the Emmys.

“This is a six-part, BBC3 show and you’re there with these monsters of American television.

Andrew Scott shot by Tung Walsh for ES Magazine (ES Magazine)

“Phoebe said to me, ‘You’ve got to come to America because you see how much they really responded to the show.’ And they really have.”

Scott said the Fleabag plot, in which he has a forbidden romance with Waller-Bridge’s character, “wasn’t just a storyline for shock value”.

He added: “To see a priest who is a human being is important. To fall in love with somebody but to be married to the church – that’s a really interesting dilemma. I think more people of our generation would enter the church if they could have a love as well as a spiritual life.”

Scott added: “I think the most insidious thing about the Catholic church’s approach to sex, is that you can’t even speak about it. It’s like it doesn’t even exist. Any type of sex, never mind the kind that they banned.

“One of the great joys of my life has been to emancipate myself from that. Not just joys, achievements. I feel very proud because it’s been a big, big journey.”

The full interview appears in this week’s issue of ES Magazine on Thursday.