Information that “Bridgerton” star Regé-Jean Web page won’t seem within the upcoming second season set the web aflame on Friday.
“It’s a one-season arc. It’s going to have a starting, center, finish — give us a 12 months,” Web page, who performed Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, informed Selection completely, recounting early conversations with Shondaland producers. “[I thought] ‘That’s attention-grabbing,’ as a result of then it felt like a restricted sequence. I get to return in, I get to contribute my bit after which the Bridgerton household rolls on.”
Within the spirit of “rolling on,” viewers have one other burning query: What’s Web page doing subsequent?
The actor has a comparatively full dance card, having nabbed roles in a few high-profile movies, together with the Russo brothers’ “The Grey Man.” Web page just lately wrapped filming on the Netflix spy thriller starring Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans. Rounding out the big-budget undertaking’s starry ensemble are Billy Bob Thornton, Alfre Woodard, Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick, Wagner Moura, Dhanush, Eme Ikwuakor, Scott Haze and Julia Butters.
Web page additionally landed a task in “Dungeons & Dragons,” becoming a member of a forged that features Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez and Justice Smith. The movie adaptation of the uber-popular role-playing recreation is written and directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (“Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Horrible Bosses”), primarily based on a draft by Michael Gilio. The film is collectively produced and financed by Hasbro/eOne and Paramount, with eOne distributing within the U.Okay. and Canada, and Paramount distributing throughout the remainder of world.
Then there’s the James Bond of all of it.
Web page addressed the rumors that he’s within the working to play Bond as soon as Daniel Craig retires from the function after the upcoming movie “No Time to Die.” The star (inadvertently?) teased followers with the prospect in December, tweeting a GIF of his “Bidgerton” character Simon with the caption, “Regency, royalty. Shaken and stirred.”
— Regé-Jean Web page (@regejean) December 16, 2020
When requested in regards to the prospect of enjoying the well-known spy on “The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Web page stated the “B-word” is one thing usually utilized to British actors as soon as they seem in a undertaking that takes off within the popular culture sphere.
“I believe the web thinks a whole lot of issues, and that is among the extra nice ones so I will be happy so far as that goes,” Web page stated of the excitement round enjoying the well-known British spy.
“However I don’t suppose it’s way more than that,” he added. “I’m very, very glad to have the badge. I’m glad to be in such great firm of people that have the badge. But it surely’s a badge.”
Within the meantime, audiences may also watch Web page’s earlier work.
Earlier than “Bridgerton,” Web page starred within the Shondaland sequence “For the Individuals,” which ran for 2 seasons on ABC, as hotshot younger Assistant U.S. Lawyer Leonard Knox. Episodes of sequence can be found for buy on Amazon Prime Video, YouTube and iTunes.
On the identical day “Bridgerton” dropped on Netflix, his most up-to-date movie, “Sylvie’s Love,” debuted on Amazon Prime Video. The Fifties-set romance, written and directed by Eugene Ashe, stars Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha. Web page performs a supporting character named Chico, the drummer in Asomugha’s jazz band. As a bonus Shondaland tie-in, the actor spends a very good chunk of his display screen time with a fellow TGIT alum, “Learn how to Get Away With Homicide” star Aja Naomi King.
The British-Zimbabwean actor made his U.S. debut in Historical past’s 2016 remake of “Roots.” The younger star performed Hen George within the restricted sequence, which additionally featured Laurence Fishburne, Forest Whitaker, Anika Noni Rose and Malachi Kirby (as Kunta Kinte).
Or, as Shondaland boss Shonda Rhimes suggested, you possibly can all the time binge the primary season of Netflix’s “Bridgerton” once more … and once more.