'Fleabag' creator defends right to go out in her pyjamas 'looking s***'

Francesca Specter
Yahoo Style UK deputy editor
Phoebe Waller-Bridge says she wants to be able to go out in her pyjamas. [Photo: Getty]

The creator of award-winning series ‘Fleabag’ and ‘Killing Eve’ has defended her right to go out and about ‘looking like s***’ in her pyjamas.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge has made a name for herself playing the relatable, refreshingly-flawed title character in breakout series ‘Fleabag’, who runs a guinea pig themed cafe.

And now the 34-year-old, who has achieved global fame through her series ‘Killing Eve’ and work as a scriptwriter on ‘James Bond’, has said she refuses to bow to pressure to dress well every day.

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“I find dressing really stressful, just that decision every day,” she said in her cover interview for December’s US Vogue.

The statement is reminiscent of a line her Fleabag’s character says in series 2: “I want someone to tell me what to wear every morning. I want someone to tell me what to eat, what to like, what to hate.”

It’s known Waller-Bridge has a keen interest in what her character’s wear – ‘Killing Eve’ character Villanelle’s pink Molly Goddard dress was one of the most talked-about fashion moments of 2018.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. [Photo: Getty]

She also has had stand-out fashion moments of her own: such as the Monique Lhuillier dress she wore for this year’s Emmys.

Yet, she said when it comes to her own outfits she occasionally likes to eschew the choice, adding “You want to just Steve Jobs it.” This, a reference to the late Apple founder who famously wore a black poloneck every single day.

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She added: “I maintain the right to leave the house looking like shit, in my pyjamas.”

Waller-Bridge’s comments are reminiscent of Gigi Hadid’s defending her love of casualwear earlier this week.

The 24-year-old supermodel said she’s tired of attracting criticism for some of her more casual looks – posting tweets saying she refuses to “dress differently” despite people’s “petty complaining”.