Bridgerton Boss explains why Regé-Jean Page is okay with leaving

Bridgerton executive producer Shonda Rhimes says Regé-Jean Page’s departure won’t change the show’s future plans.

Bridgerton executive producer Shonda Rhimes says season 1 breakout star Regé-Jean Page is “a great actor and he did a great thing,” but it’s okay that he moved on to other projects.

Bridgerton is based on the Julia Quinn romance series and is Netflix’s all-time hit. Each season is planned to adapt a different novel and focus on a different member of the title family. Season 1 was about the romance between Daphne Bridgerton, played by Phoebye Dynevor, and Simon Bassett, Duke of Hastings, played by Page. The reaction to Page’s leaving after signing his one-year contract surprised Rhimes “because the nature of this series is simple, this year it’s that couple, this year it is [that] Couple, “reported THR.

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Because of Page’s fan base, Netflix didn’t want its actors to return after finishing their roles, Netflix manager Bela Bajaria said. “These books really dictated what we did,” Bajaria said, “and we want talents to have an amazing experience and tell the story they authentically tell, not,“ Oh, you can just come here and this little one Do thing? ‘Is that satisfactory? Is that what the actors want to do? “From Page she said,” He delivered his story. “

Rhimes added, “I was just excited about the idea of ​​being able to tell a complete romantic story that has an ending where you don’t find 14 other reasons the couple can’t be together or Regé openly leaves the background of someone else’s romance. That doesn’t make sense. “

Bridgerton plays Simone Ashley, Phoebe Dynevor, Jonathan Bailey, Nicola Coughlan, Claudia Jessie, Rubinbarker, Golda Rosheuvel, Luke Thompson, Luke Newton, Ruth Gemmell, Polly Walker, Charithra Chandran, Rupert Young, Julie Andrews, Shelley Conn and Calam Lynch. Season 2 has not yet received a release date.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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