Actor Andrew Scott - Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times / Polaris / Starface

What made Andrew Scott, known for his villainous roles in Sherlock - where he plays Moriarty - and James Bond - Max Denbigh in Specter - to play the sexy Priest of Fleabag ? Quite simply the refusal to tirelessly play the same role.

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If he admits wanting to "be in a James Bond", he realized that "after Sherlock , I was offered many roles of" sub-Moriarty "".

An eclectic career

"After a while, you have to say 'No, I don't want to do this anymore'. I think romantic comedy is very underrated. I always looked for something that explored love in an intelligent and human way and when I started talking to Phoebe Waller-Bridge (the creator of Fleabag ), I had the feeling that it was there. 'ideal', he explained to GQ.

“Hot Priest” Andrew Scott to play 'Talented Mr. Ripley' in Showtime series adaptation

- The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 25, 2019

As for Andrew Scott's next project, it will be a return to a slightly darker universe, with a new adaptation of the Talented Mister Ripley , Patricia Highsmith's book, for the Showtime channel. The book had already been brought to the screen in a film by Anthony Minghella, with Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Matt Damon.


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