I pay my mortgage by fighting dragons, jokes Rege-Jean Page after flying to Belfast to film fantasy adventures

Breakout Bridgerton star Rege-Jean Page teased his enthusiasm for fighting dragons in the fantasy film Dungeons and Dragons, which is currently being shot in Northern Ireland.

TV Heartbeat, which is part of a star-studded cast in the upcoming film adaptation of the RPG, said it was “brilliant” to be able to pay your mortgage by battling imaginary dragons.

The film’s directors revealed that they were attracted to Page after seeing him play the Duke of Hastings on Netflix’s Bridgerton, and praised his “sense of dignity and heroism.”

Filming at Titanic Studios in Belfast began last month, but details of the production are being kept top secret.

The Paramount Pictures film also features Chris Pine, Hugh Grant, Michelle Rodriguez, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis and Chloe Coleman, with Grant playing the villain and Page starring as one of the main characters.

With so much secrecy about the film and its stars not revealing anything, Page spoke only briefly to reveal his excitement about the cast.

In an interview with Variety, he said, “It’s a brilliant job. I literally pay my mortgage by fighting imaginary dragons. “

The film’s directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein first noticed the 31-year-old when he made hearts beat faster as the sexy Simon Bassett, Duke of Hastings, in Bridgerton’s first series.

After arranging a Zoom meeting with him, they agreed that he was perfect for the role in Dungeons and Dragons.

Daley said, “He didn’t seem exhausted with the onslaught of attention. He’s a really nice guy who is very much aware of the mechanics of fame.

“He obviously exudes a sense of dignity and heroism that fits the fantasy genre.”

Page had just shot the upcoming Netflix thriller The Gray Man with Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans when he flew to Northern Ireland for Dungeons and Dragons.

It is believed that some early scenes were filmed in Iceland, minus the cast, before production opened at Titanic Studios. Filming also took place at Ballintoy in Co Antrim.

Although little is known about film, Goldstein said it would be fun.

“It’s not strictly a comedy, but it’s an action-fantasy film with a lot of comedic elements and characters that we hope people will really get into and enjoy their adventures,” he added.

Dungeons and Dragons is slated to hit theaters in March 2023.

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