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Regé-Jean Page reveals how he feels about Bridgerton recasting his character

Regé-Jean Page has revealed how he feels about Bridgerton potentially recasting his character.

The actor played the Duke of Hastings in season one of the hit Netflix series, but he did not reprise his role for the show’s second season.

Speaking to Variety this week, Regé welcomed the idea of producers recasting his role, as he said: “They’re free to do as they like.”

“Shonda and I had a wonderful conversation at the end of Season 1. We were quite happy with how we’d stuck the landing on that one,” he continued.

“I’m still proud of how we stuck the landing on that one.”

When asked if he’s watched the second season of the period drama, the British actor confessed he hadn’t “caught up on it.”

Just last month, the 34-year-old was forced to deny rumours he’s returning to Bridgerton, after he was spotted out in Milan with his former co-star Jonathan Bailey.


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After The Sun reported that Regé-Jean could return, the actor wrote on Instagram: “No, I’m not going back to the show btw – the papers made that one up.”

Regé-Jean’s departure from Bridgerton was announced through a special edition of Lady Whistledown’s Society Paper last April.

The announcement said: “While all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to find a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Rege-Jean Page, who so triumphantly played the Duke of Hastings. We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, but he will always be a part of the Bridgerton family.”

“Daphne will remain a devoted wife and sister, helping her brother navigate the upcoming social season and what it has to offer – more intrigue and romance than my readers may be able to bear. Yours Truly, Lady Whistledown.”

Reacting to the news on Instagram at the time, the actor wrote: “It’s been an absolute pleasure and a privilege to be your Duke.”

“Joining this family – not just on screen, but off screen too. Our incredibly creative and generous cast, crew, outstanding fans – it’s all been beyond anything I could have imagined.”

“The love is real and will just keep growing,” he added.


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