Regé-Jean Page apparently didn’t burn for the pay improve Bridgerton was keen to offer him to reprise his function as Simon Basset in season 2.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed the hunky Brit rejected a possibility to return “as a visitor star in three to 5 episodes,” which sources say would have included a large paycheck to the tune of $50,000 per ep if he had accepted. Nonetheless, the 31-12 months-previous actor reportedly “declined for a mess of causes,” which included eager to concentrate on his budding movie profession.
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As you might know, the main man has already secured roles in main initiatives like The Grey Man and Dungeons & Dragons. There are additionally some rumors flying round that he may very well be the subsequent James Bond. So it’s doable that scheduling conflicts might have blocked his availability to probably seem on Bridgerton.
Nonetheless, THR claimed he truly by no means deliberate to be part of season 2 and solely acquired phrase about his doable comeback after he grew to become a preferred asset to the present. As we already reported, information of Page’s departure first broke on Friday by way of the official Bridgerton Twitter account and the present’s narrator Woman Whistledown. It learn:
“Whereas all eyes flip to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to discover a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Page, who so triumphantly performed the Duke of Hastings. We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, however he’ll all the time be part of the Bridgerton household. Daphne will stay a faithful spouse and sister, serving to her brother navigate the upcoming social season and what it has to supply — extra intrigue and romance than my readers could possibly bear.”
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— Bridgerton (@bridgerton) April 2, 2021
The Roots star opened up about his determination to go away in an interview with Selection, noting he was drawn to the Duke of Hastings as a result of it was meant to be a one-season gig.
“I get to return in, I get to contribute my bit, after which the Bridgerton household rolls on. There may be additionally worth in finishing these arcs and sticking the touchdown.”
Page later expressed his gratitude for the present in an Instagram publish, writing:
“The trip of a life time. It’s been an absolute pleasure and a privilege to be your Duke. Becoming a member of this household – not simply on display, however off display too. Our extremely inventive and beneficiant solid, crew, excellent followers – it’s all been past something I might have imagined. The love is actual and can simply continue to grow.”
After all, the London native’s shock exit from the hit sequence left followers heartbroken, however many viewers nonetheless hoped Page would at the least make a quick cameo within the coming storyline. Sadly, it doesn’t seem like it can occur, although THR talked about how he COULD seem in future seasons.
So preserve your fingers crossed and take a look at to not cry, Perezcious readers! As of proper now, the Regency-period drama will proceed with Anthony as the primary suitor, and we must make do with out our beloved Duke.
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