Regé-Jean Page, the lead character of Bridgerton, is not going to play in season 2, which comes as shocking news for the Bridgerton fans.
Bridgerton has been a huge sensation on Netflix ever since it released. Telling the story of the powerful Bridgerton family, the series looks at the Regency-era of England. The lead actor of the first season, playing Simon Basset who is the Duke of Hastings, Regé-Jean Page is not going to be playing in the second season. This piece of news has shocked the series’ fans as expected, for Page was a huge part of Netflix’s popular drama.
Netflix announces the departure of Regé-Jean Page from Bridgerton
The news was announced with a post on Instagram, which “bid adieu” to Regé-Jean Page. The official account for Bridgerton thanked the actor for what he did up until now. They also said that Simon will be missed, though he’ll always be a part of the Bridgerton family. Without further ado, here’s the official announcement that shocked the fans.
What did the actor say about leaving Bridgerton?
Regé-Jean Page also thanked the Bridgerton family and expressed his feelings towards the series. Citing the reason for his departure as limited commitment, the star earlier revealed that he had a conversation with the producers hinting at him only being for the show in one season. That means it was not that surprising for the crew that he left, but the frustration of the fans is understandable.
“The ride of a lifetime.”, Bridgerton star Page said about Bridgerton. He also shared how good of pleasure being our Duke was, both on and off-screen.
“It’s been an absolute pleasure and a privilege to be your Duke. Joining this family – not just on-screen, but off-screen too. Our incredibly creative and generous cast, crew, outstanding fans – it’s all been beyond anything I could have imagined. The love is real and will just keep growing”