The news that Regé-Jean Page (30) will drop out of the TV magnet before the next season hit like a bomb on Friday. Here is his comment.
Page played the role of the mysterious and coveted Simon, Duke of Hastings, in the first season of the costume drama on Netflix.
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Screenwriter Chris Van Dusen has said in previous interviews that it is “very likely that the main characters from the first season will also appear in season two”. Therefore, the fans despaired when they received the message that the duke will still be absent.
– Exceeds everything
The actor himself describes the role in “Bridgerton” as “the ride of the times”.
In a photo of himself on horseback, Page writes to his 5.4 million followers on Instagram that it has been a great privilege to “be their duke”, and to be part of this family – not just on screen, but in reality too.
«Our incredibly creative and generous cast, staff – and outstanding fans», Writes Page.
«It all surpasses anything I could dream of. Love is real, and it will continue to grow», He concludes.
«Family lasts forever», Writes the production company Shondaland under the post – followed by a heart.
– Do not do this!
Many express great disappointment.
«What’s the point of looking further?», A viewer asks, while many write that Page will be deeply missed.
«Regé, do not do this! You can still change your mind!», It sounds from another.
«Please, let this be an April Fool’s joke», Writes a desperate fan about the news which in that case must have been served a day earlier.
«This is some big nonsense! You’re the only reason I’m watching!», A woman whispers in the comments field.
And watched Twitter rages and cries fans about each other.
Phoebe Dynevor (25), who plays the duke’s wife, the rich woman Daphne, was recently able to announce that she has been given the lead role in another series. She still appears in season two.
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It is already known that Simone Ashley (25) will be a newcomer next season, and that she will steam up the TV screen together with Jonathan Bailey (32) in the role of Anthony Bridgerton. He was central also in the first round.
The TV series is inspired by Julia Quinn’s novel series about the family of the same name. Gyldendal publishing house has secured the Norwegian rights to the series.
For those who have read the books, the news of the actor’s exit did not come as an equal surprise. The Duke does not have as much space in book number two.
Regé-Jean Page does not write anything about what he will do in the future, but on the film website IMDb, the 30-year-old is listed with two new assignments.
The action thriller “The Gray Man” is being filmed these days, but Page does not seem to have a central role there. In addition, he sees current in the upcoming fantasy adventure “Dungeons & Dragons”, which has not yet started filming.
There is Page listed at the top of the list, which may indicate an important role. According to Harper’s Bazaar, Page will play dragon hunter, but the details of the cast are not yet public.
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