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EXCLUSIVE: Fleabag's Andrew Scott says he didn't want Hot Priest & # 39; clichéd & # 39; became & # 39; t he Phoebe Waller-Bridge a & # 39; benign dictator & # 39; marked.

Andrew Scott has revealed that his Fleabag character is not & # 39; clichéd & # 39; used to be.

The actor, 43, talked about his role in & # 39; award-winning comedy as the & # 39; Hot Priest & # 39; s a romance with the titular character of Phoebe Waller-Bridge when he & # 39; s the cover of & # 39; t magazine Man About Town known.

Approaching the revelation of his longtime friend Phoebe to appear early in the series, Andrew compares her to a & # 39; benign dictator & # 39; for taking such a strong command over the show.

Candidate: Andrew Scott has revealed that he did not want his Fleabag character to be & # 39; clichéd & # 39; was, because he posed for a suave shoot with Man About Town magazine

Andrew told Man About Town that when he took the role of Hot Priest, he did not want to fall into a stereotype, and instead wished he was on the same level as Fleabag himself.

He explained: & # 39; I didn't want the character, you know, to be clichéd somehow, he had to be a real match with this extraordinarily complex character

& # 39; It ignores the public's imagination and you don't need much backstory. It is extraordinary what you can use with a lot of economy to create really special drama. & # 39;

Screen star: The actor talked about his role in & # 39; the award-winning series ahead of his role in Showtime adaptation of The Talented Mr Ripley

Screen star: The actor talked about his role in & # 39; the award-winning series ahead of his role in Showtime adaptation of The Talented Mr Ripley

Romantic: Andrew won a whole new army of fans like the so-called & # 39; Hot Priest & # 39; you don't have a romance with Fleabag

Romantic: Andrew won a whole new army of fans like the so-called & # 39; Hot Priest & # 39; you don't have a romance with Fleabag

Beloved: Andrew told Man About Town that when he took the role of Hot Priest, he didn't want to fall into a stereotype

Beloved: Andrew told Man About Town that when he took the role of Hot Priest, he didn't want to fall into a stereotype

Andrew added that he was originally approached to die in Fleabag in the & # 39; early stages of & # 39; e series, although only in & # 39; the second and final series of & # 39; a show appeared.

He added: & # 39; You know, with any, erm, great artwork, there must be some kind of … a benign dictator, if you [know] what I mean. [It's] collaborative, but it's … it's Phoebe's voice. & # 39;

Adding to that a lot of the writing for Fleabag happened at the last moment, Andrew said he enjoyed the opportunity to & # 39; workshop & # 39; some of his scenes.

Sweet: Talking about the creator of Fleabag Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Andrew described her as a & # 39; benign dictator & # 39;

Sweet: Talking about the creator of Fleabag Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Andrew described her as a & # 39; benign dictator & # 39;

Working Hard: Adding to that a lot of the writing for Fleabag happened at the last moment, Andrew said he enjoyed & # 39; the opportunity to do some of his scenes & # 39; workshop & # 39;

Working Hard: Adding to that a lot of the writing for Fleabag happened at the last moment, Andrew said he enjoyed & # 39; the opportunity to do some of his scenes & # 39; workshop & # 39;

Smart: The award-winning actor added that despite doubts, he believes viewers can adapt to intellectual pieces of television

Smart: The award-winning actor added that despite doubts, he believes viewers can adapt to intellectual pieces of television

Despite garnering huge support from fans, the novels of The Priest and Fleabag came to an end when & # 39; t decided his faith in & # 39; the latest episode of & # 39; e series to maintain.

The show was also loved by fans for Phoebe & # 39; s breaking of the fourth wall in scenes, which Andrew said fans & # 39; would scream in their living room & # 39;

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Coming soon: Order the new edition of Man About Town at manabouttown.tv

Later this year, Andrew is also set to star in Showtime & # 39; s adaptation of Patricia Highsmith classic The Talented Mr Ripley over the famous conman who & # 39; s manipulating his way to the top of & # 39; e society of London.

The award-winning actor added that despite doubts, he believes viewers can adapt to intellectual pieces of television in the newfound era of binging and box sets.

Along with his role in Fleabag, Andrew is also famous for his performance as Jim Moriarty in Sherlock opposite Benedict Cumberbatch.

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Icon: Along with his role in Fleabag, Andrew is also famous for his performance as Jim Moriarty in Sherlock opposite Benedict Cumberbatch

Icon: Along with his role in Fleabag, Andrew is also famous for his performance as Jim Moriarty in Sherlock opposite Benedict Cumberbatch

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