Phoebe Waller-Bridge reveals how Fleabag finds answers to her life in season 2
Towards the end of the first season, audiences finally know how dark Fleabag's reality is, and understand truly the reason behind her behavior and actions following Boo's death. This guilt and remorse are what set the premise of the second and the final season of 'Fleabag'.
To say Phoebe Waller-Bridge's comedy-drama 'Fleabag' is a complex show doesn't exactly cut it. The show is perhaps the most masterfully made dark comedy you'd get your hands on. Phoebe-Waller Bridge plays the eponymous anti-heroine - a woman in her 30s living in London, trying to go about life while simultaneously dealing with the tragedy of her best friend Boo's death.
But her story is much more convoluted than this. 'Fleabag' lives every day running away from her reality, trying to escape the repercussions of her actions and all this while still trying to save the beloved cafe she opened with Boo.
Towards the end of the first season, audiences finally know how dark Fleabag's reality is, and understand truly the reason behind her behavior and actions following Boo's death. "In the first season, she was quite a hunted character - she was running away from her guilt and her secret," Waller-Bridge said during a special screening of 'Fleabag' in New York. The actress added that Fleabag isn't perfect, but that is what makes her relatable. "She's not perfect, she's a little bit messed up, and I feel like that's a relief that people relate to that because I certainly can!"
This guilt and remorse are what set the premise of the second and the final season of 'Fleabag'. "By the end of the first season, the audience finds out about her secret and the new series is about how you deal with the fallout of that, and how she grows from that place," said Waller-Bridge. "She is trying to restart her life. She is eating a lot of avocados, going jogging. She is finally trying to get herself to a place where she feels like she could be a better person."
But most importantly, she finds the answers she is looking for in the most surprising of places. "She meets a priest and with all of his completely different outlook on the world really impacts her and its how her mind and heart change by him really."
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