“If it wasn’t for Andrew Scott,” Waller-Bridge joked while accepting the comedy series Emmy (her third win of the night; she’d already won for lead actress in a comedy and writing for a comedy and is also the creator of “Killing Eve”).
In keeping with the tradition of “Fleabag,” where not everyone is given proper names, Scott’s character, a priest, is simply called “The Priest.” On social media, fans of the character dubbed him “Hot Priest.”
“I should have called the character ‘Hot Priest’ I’ve just realized that now,” Waller-Bridge lamented when CNN asked her about the character in February during the show’s winter Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif.
The nature of streaming means that “Fleabag” is still available to new and returning viewers on Amazon Prime Video. But those who want to see more of Scott can also find him the channel’s upcoming “Modern Love” and HBO’s “His Dark Materials.” His credits also include Netflix’s “Black Mirror” and PBS’ “Sherlock.”