This is why the main character in Fleabag has no name

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Phoebe Waller Bridge & # 39; s sleeping bag ~ is finally back for a second series, and fans are happy. Not least because it means that our favorite dysfunctional, but also hilarious protagonist reappears on the screen, but also because it is another reason to avoid social situations in real life in favor of brilliant television. One thing, however, that viewers cannot fully figure out. is whether she has a name – or is simply known as & # 39;sleeping bag& # 39 ;.

This is why the main character in Fleabag has no name

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"In #Fleabag the name Fleabag is ever mentioned? Or is the character of Phoebe Waller-Bridge nameless?" a person asked on Twitter while another added: "Trying to talk about Fleabag without knowing her name is so frustrating." a third noted: "Does Fleabag have a name in Fleabag?" In the series, the character of Phoebe only becomes & # 39; she & # 39 ;, & # 39; hair & # 39; or & # 39; you & # 39; mentioned, and never by a real name. Something Phoebe Waller-Bridge – who created and played the character – explained Decider deliberately to hit home what a flea bag she is. "I wanted something that would create a direct subtext for the character," she noted and confirmed that she was actually nameless. & # 39; So, her & # 39; Fleabag & # 39; calling the show sleeping bag, returns the subtext of & # 39; Fleabaggy & # 39 ;.

This is why the main character in Fleabag has no name

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The Cambridge Dictionary definition of & # 39; fleabag & # 39; is & # 39; a dirty and / or unpleasant person or animal & # 39; so it seems that Phoebe wants to blow up that side of her character's personality. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Waller-Bridge also explained why she did not disclose her character's name because it gave her more depth. "I thought it was a good idea to withhold some of that mystery," she commented. Like Bustle comment, sleeping bag was originally a one-person play performed by Phoebe at the Edinburgh Frince Festival in 2013, which might also explain the main character's lack of name – since it is unlikely that she would have presented herself as something specific on stage.

This is why the main character in Fleabag has no name

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Interesting, right? h / t Busy