"It doesn’t get higher than this. It feels like the perfect way to say goodbye”
The creator of the hit sitcom won awards for won gongs for Outstanding Comedy Writer, Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series – the latter seeing her becoming the first Brit to win it in 38 years.
But afterwards, Waller-Bridge said she hadn’t realised just quite how beloved the show had become.
“Even though it’s so nice to hear that so many people loved it, it’s like: ‘Oh dammit, maybe I shouldn’t have waved goodbye’. But it does feel right to go out on a high,” she said, according to The Sun. “It doesn’t get higher than this. It feels like the perfect way to say goodbye.”
While Waller-Bridge scored three wins herself, a fourth for the show overall came in Harry Bradbeer’s award for Best Comedy Director.
Accepting one award, Waller-Bridge told the crowd at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater: ““I feel like I’ve come in the back door and nicked something — that’s the truth. It’s just really wonderful to know and reassuring that a dirty, pervy, angry messed-up woman can make it to the Emmys.”
Fans could still see the show return in the future, after Waller-Bridge previously revealed her fantasy of reviving the hit show in later life.
“I have a fantasy of bringing Fleabag back when I’m 50,’ she said. The comment was apparently made by Waller-Bridge “straight after ruling out season 3”.