The Duke of Hastings want to problem a clarification. The rumors that Regé-Jean Page, who performed Simon Basset within the first season of Netflix’s hit sequence Bridgerton, would return for season 3 are false. The actor lately took to social media to debunk a tabloid report that he’d be again for future episodes of the steamy interval drama.
Regé-Jean Page says he’s ‘not going back’ to ‘Bridgerton’
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Page stole loads of hearts because the dashing duke in Briderton’s debut season. But the actor didn’t seem in season 2, which shifted the main target away from Simon’s relationship with Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dyvenor) to focus on the romance between Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and Kata Sharma (Simone Ashley).
Though Page has moved on, some followers nonetheless hope he’ll present up once more in a future season of Bridgerton. Unsurprisingly, a current tabloid report that he was in talks to seem in season 3 brought about a little bit of a stir. That prompted Page to step in and clear the air.
On June 21, he took to Instagram to share a photograph of himself strolling down the road with Bailey. “The boys are back in town,” he wrote.
He added: “(No, I’m not going back to the show btw – the papers made that one up.) But we had the best, and most stylish, catch up I’ve had in a while over some truly excellent Italian coffee and sunshine.”
An unnamed supply claimed Page would play the Duke of Hastings once more
Page seemed to be responding to a current report within the British tabloid The Sun about his future within the fashionable Regency romance sequence. An unnamed supply advised the paper that “recently there has been a dialogue between him and the show’s bosses” a couple of doable return. “Nothing has been formally agreed yet, but watch this space.”
However, the actor has been clear that he by no means supposed to stay with Bridgerton for the long run.
“It’s a one-season arc. It’s going to have a beginning, middle, end – give us a year,” he advised Variety when discussing his early conversations with the present’s producers. “[I thought] ‘That’s interesting,’ because then it felt like a limited series. I get to come in, I get to contribute my bit and then the Bridgerton family rolls on.”
While Page’s on-screen love curiosity Dyvenor was featured in Bridgerton Season 2, she took a backseat to Bailey and Ashley. The present’s third season will deal with the connection between Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) and Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton).
What’s subsequent for Regé-Jean Page?
With Bridgerton in his rearview mirror, Page is transferring on to different tasks. He’ll seem in Netflix’s upcoming thriller The Gray Man with Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans. It’s a couple of shadowy CIA operative (Gosling) on the run from his former colleague, a sociopathic agent performed by Evans. Page performs the CIA’s head of clandestine providers, he advised IndieWire.
“There’s a lot of shadow and contrast to this character, it’s something that I don’t think people have seen a lot of from me specifically before, which was great fun for me to play with,” he stated. “These people live in the shadows, you kind of gotta discover them in the movie.”
The Gray Man hits Netflix on July 22. Page can even have a lead position within the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons film, which additionally stars Chris Pine. Plus, he’s set to star in a reboot of The Saint, in keeping with The Hollywood Reporter.
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