In fact, Waller-Bridge deftly dodged questions about her relationship with McDonagh when interviewed by Vogue in 2019 responding: “I’m much braver in my writing life.”
In an interview with The Guardian, Waller-Bridge opened up about once seeing McDonagh’s play The Pillowman before they got together.
She told the outlet: “It was the first play I saw that made me think theatre can be really exciting.
“Sometimes you need to see something like that–a piece of work that wakes you up, that makes you go, ‘Yes, of course that can be done’ and gives your imagination permission to go 17 million other places. I felt like that about his work.”