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'I always want to be dangerous'

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the creator of Fleabag, feels that it is ‘braver to say the vulnerable thing’

I always want to be dangerous

Los Angeles: Writer-actor Phoebe Waller-Bridge says while she wants to be "dangerous" in her work, she sometimes feels it is 'braver to say the vulnerable thing'.

The creator of the award-winning Fleabag said, she toyed with the idea of going for monologue with much harder jokes about America at her recent 'Saturday Night Live' hosting gig but decided against it.

Asked what the material could have touched upon, Waller-Bridge said, "Just about the abortion laws, the kind of stuff you can't get your head around."

The writer rued that the fact women who have a louder voice today are 'marginalised' for making noise.

"The fact that the world has gone backward in this way, and actually in some frightening sense, in so many ways, women have a louder voice, are more empowered these days, and then in these other really insidious ways, blatant ways, we're being marginalised again. How do you fight that? Because if you rant and rave, if you try and make a noise, you'll be labelled noisy," Waller-Bridge told America's Vogue magazine in an interview.

"You have to be careful of that. You have to find ways to protest. I'd really like to write something about that. I don't know what it is yet. Sometimes you feel it's braver to say something outrageous, and it's not always. Sometimes it's braver to say the vulnerable thing."

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