In the Season 2 premiere of “Fleabag,” the title character played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and her sister Claire (Sian Clifford) ride in a cab after dinner and have the following exchange about a man they just met:
“Priest’s quite hot.”
Much has been made of Andrew Scott’s “Fleabag” character The Priest, more often referred to by the ardent nickname “Hot Priest” in numerous headlines and social media posts. Although Scott is an appealing and charismatic man — ask anyone who had a problematic attraction to the evil mastermind Moriarty on “Sherlock” — the overwhelming reaction to The Priest goes beyond mere handsomeness or sex appeal. The real culprit that has inspired such devotion, so to speak, is the power of the season’s heartbreaking love story between Fleabag and The Priest balanced against their undeniable attraction.
In an interview with IndieWire, Scott acknowledged the