Regé-Jean Web page Will Not Return to Bridgerton

Now that “Bridgerton” followers have come to phrases with the truth that Regé-Jean Web page will not be in season two (or any future seasons), let’s dive into the actual cause behind his departure. After Woman Whistledown herself introduced Web page’s exit from the beloved Netflix sequence on Twitter on April 2, 2021, the 34-year-old actor instructed Variety later that month that it was at all times the plan for Simon Basset to have a “one-season arc.” In actual fact, that was one of many attracts of the position for him.

“There may be additionally worth in finishing these arcs and sticking the touchdown.”

“It may have a starting, center, finish — give us a 12 months,” Web page mentioned, recalling earlier conversations with Shondaland producers. “[I thought] ‘That is fascinating,’ as a result of then it felt like a restricted sequence. I get to come back in, I get to contribute my bit, after which the ‘Bridgerton’ household rolls on.”

Web page defined that one of many issues he loves concerning the anthology is that every e book is devoted to a special character’s love story. “One of many issues that’s totally different about this [romance] style is that the viewers is aware of the arc completes,” he defined. “They arrive in understanding that, so you’ll be able to tie individuals in emotional knots as a result of they’ve that reassurance that we’ll come out and we’ll have the wedding and the infant.” The actor made it clear that he has “nothing however pleasure for ‘Bridgerton’ persevering with to steam practice off and conquer the globe,” including, “However there may be additionally worth in finishing these arcs and sticking the touchdown.”

In line with The Hollywood Reporter, Web page was provided a possibility to visitor star in three to 5 episodes of season two at a fee of $50,000 per episode, however he declined.

So was Web page nervous about leaving the present that made so many individuals fall in love with him? “In no way, as a result of that is what was meant,” he instructed Variety in Might 2021. “Simon was this bomb of a one-season antagonist, to be reformed and to search out his true self by means of Daphne. I feel one of many bravest issues concerning the romance style is permitting individuals a cheerful ending.” The actor says his “Bridgerton” exit is just like leaving highschool. “You are afraid of the unknown, considering, ‘Oh, my God, I am by no means going to make pals nearly as good as those I’ve,’ and then you definitely do.”

In a July interview with the outlet, Web page appeared safe in his resolution to solely take part in a single season of “Bridgerton” and even gave the sequence his blessing to proceed molding his character with out him nonetheless they see match. “They’re free to do as they like,” he mentioned. “Shonda [Rhimes] and I had an exquisite dialog on the finish of season one. We have been fairly pleased with how we caught the touchdown on that one.”

Rhimes instructed Vanity Fair that she was “actually shocked” about followers’ response to Web page’s departure. “Often that occurs once I’ve killed off any person that is been round for some time. Like, we did not kill him, he is nonetheless alive!” she mentioned. “[Regé-Jean] is a strong, wonderful actor and that meant we did our job — each season, our job is discovering the precise individuals and placing collectively this unimaginable, world-shifting romance. I do not know that I anticipated this a lot of an explosion, given that each e book [in the Bridgerton series] is a special romance. What could be the ever-after of this combo? I imply, actually: What would Regé-Jean do, you understand what I imply? We gave them their fortunately ever after! And now now we have this subsequent couple coming. And so yeah, I used to be like, whoa!”

Although Web page is not in “Bridgerton” anymore, his presence in Daphne’s life remains to be felt all through season two. Plus, we’ve not seen the final of the actor, as he is already signed on for 2 main movies. Web page seems alongside Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans in Netflix’s “The Grey Man,” which debuts in theaters July 15, and he’ll be starring within the upcoming film adaptation of “Dungeons & Dragons,” so it will not be lengthy till he graces our screens once more.

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