Phoebe Waller-Bridge accepts the Best Actress in a Comedy Series award for Fleabag during the 25th Critics Choice Awards.(REUTERS)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge accepts the Best Actress in a Comedy Series award for Fleabag during the 25th Critics Choice Awards.(REUTERS)

Phoebe Waller-Bridge says Jennifer Lopez inspired Fleabag: ‘The priest’s favourite song was Jenny From The Block’

Actor Phoebe Waller-Bridge says her hit show Fleabag was inspired by actor and singer Jennifer Lopez.
Indo Asian News Service, Los Angeles | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2020 05:29 PM IST

Fleabag creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge says singer-actor Jennifer Lopez and dirty Latin words acted as sources of inspiration for her hit award-winning series. She revealed her inspiration while accepting the win for Best Comedy Series at the 25th annual Critics Choice Awards on Sunday, reports hollywoodreporter.com.

Phoebe gave special thanks to her sister and Fleabag composer Isobel Waller-Bridge, saying that her music had “covered and elevated” the “slightly mediocre bits” of the show. Phoebe also shared a “little secret”.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge reacts to winning Best Actress in a Comedy Series award for Fleabag. (REUTERS)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge reacts to winning Best Actress in a Comedy Series award for Fleabag. (REUTERS)

“She put in a little secret in for anyone who can speak Latin, but all the words that the thing is singing in Latin during the songs are completely filthy,” Phoebe said, adding: “So thank you for keeping the DNA of the show right in even to the classiest music possible.”

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She also thanked producers -- the BBC and Amazon, and wrapped by giving a shout-out to Lopez. She said that Lopez inspired a certain “hot” and popular character in the comedy.

Jennifer Lopez, left, and Laura Dern speak in the audience at the 25th annual Critics' Choice Awards. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Lopez, left, and Laura Dern speak in the audience at the 25th annual Critics' Choice Awards. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

“This is a bit of a random shout-out, but you have no idea how much you can accidentally inspire people just by doing your work,” Waller-Bridge said, adding: “Somebody who inspires this show in a way they will never know and that is J.Lo. I decided that the priest’s favourite song was ‘Jenny from the block’ and it opens the entire character up for me, so I don’t know where she is, but that’s really genuine, so thank you.”

Fleabag also took home awards for Best Actress in a Comedy Series and Best Supporting Actor in a comedy series.

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