“You really do have to be brave…”: Regé-Jean Page Might Just Not Be Ready to See a Recasting for His ‘Bridgerton’ Character

“You really do have to be brave…”: Regé-Jean Page Might Just Not Be Ready to See a Recasting for His ‘Bridgerton’ Character

The American historical drama, Bridgerton, was an instant hit among Netflix users. Bridgerton is based on Julia Quinn’s romance novels and already has its two seasons setting new records. Set in the Regency era, the television series closely follows the life of eight Bridgerton siblings as they attempt to find love. The first season of the show saw Regé-Jean Page as Simon Basset, catapulting him into stardom.

Along with the series, the actors who featured in the popular series were also at the receiving end of a lot of warmth and love from the audience. It was a breakout performance from Regé-Jean Page as he portrayed the protagonist, Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings. Bridgerton made Page a star overnight as he received award nominations from Guild and Emmy Awards. However, the captivating actor missed the second season, and there is no chance of his return for the next season.

A glance at the actor’s role in Bridgerton Season One

Regé-Jean Page has closed all the doors of his comeback in the regency drama. Notably, the first season mainly focused on Simon Basset’s love story with Daphne. The two got married towards the end and had a beautiful baby. Thus, there was nothing much for Regé-Jean Page to do in the second season, and he decided to leave for good. Fans were hoping for The Gray Man actor to make a comeback in the third season, but he straightaway denied the possibilities in his recent interview. 

Speaking to Variety, Regé-Jean Page confirmed that he has no plans for returning and that Netflix can replace him with anyone they want. At the beginning of season two, the show explained the reason behind the absence of Simon in brief. However, it is believed that the producers are searching for an ideal candidate to replace Page.

“And so, because we came around full circle so well, you’re left with this great feeling. You really do have to be brave about ending stories like that,” Regé-Jean Page added

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Regé-Jean Page counts the flaws of his character 

Further, the 34-year-old also acknowledged the love and appreciation he has received for playing Simon Basset. Page understands that Simon was not an idol character, as he was an example of a regency period bad boy. However, the viewers accepted him with open arms forgetting all his flaws. 

Leaving Bridgerton has definitely done well for the British actor. He has been subjected to much love and applause for his role in The Gray Man, released on Netflix last month.

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Have you seen the thriller yet? If not, then what are you waiting for? Go stream it right now. 

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