Why the sexy priest was introduced to Fleabag

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From Digital Spy

Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge has explained why she introduced Andrew Scott's 'sexy' priest into season two.

In a recent phone interview with The New York Times, the writer and star of the hit comedy drama revealed that, after being convinced by the BBC to write a second series, she decided that she wanted it to be about "something bigger, something outside of her own psyche.”

Ultimately, that led her to God. “And something clicked,” she said. “Modern life and religion felt like the perfect imperfect companions.”

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And who better for an imperfect companion to Fleabag than a priest? “I thought it was the thing that would surprise and fascinate Fleabag the most,” Waller-Bridge said.

“He is the absolute opposite to her in what he believes and how he wants to live, and yet there is a connection. Fleabag chose a life of casual sex, he chose a life of celibacy. Both choices are informed by their personal lives and what they believe they need to survive.”

Photo credit: Luke Varley - BBC

The sexy priest is the only character who's really able to connect with Fleabag, demonstrated by the series' biggest twist which saw him clock her fourth wall-breaking habit.

Unfortunately, Fleabag came to an end with its series two finale, with star Sian Clifford confirming that there won't be a third series.

Luckily, Fleabag is still available to watch as a box set on BBC iPlayer now.

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