Wamiqa takes a cue from Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag act as she breaks the fourth wall in Charlie Chopra
Months after her acclaimed series Jubilee, Wamiqa Gabbi will be seen in Charlie Chopra and the Mystery of Solang Valley. Going by the trailer, Agatha Christie’s The Sittaford Mystery gets a dark and atmospheric adaptation by Vishal Bhardwaj. Interestingly though, as dramatically different as they are, the murder mystery shares a connection with the popular comedy, Fleabag. Taking a cue from Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s character who frequently broke the fourth wall in Fleabag, we hear Gabbi’s detective character too engages in direct conversations with the camera, thus communicating her thoughts to the audience.
The actor says she enjoyed adopting this “intriguing” approach for the first time. “My character breaks the fourth wall to create a connect with the audiences directly. It’s a creative process to get the viewers involved in Charlie’s expedition of solving the murder mystery. The last time I remember seeing this approach was in Fleabag where Phoebe’s character would stare into the camera during awkward situations. I used it as a reference point,” she says. The SonyLIV series also stars Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah, Lara Dutta, Priyanshu Painyuli and Gulshan Grover.