Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page addressed the rumors on becoming the new 007 -calling it one of the “pleasant” things the internet has done. Talking about the chemistry the actors share on the successful Netflix show Bridgerton- which has made fans curious about whether it is something more than what is seen on-screen, Regé-Jean Page revealed that none of the actors from Bridgerton are dating in real life.
Regé-Jean Page is basking in the glory of his latest Netflix hit- a period drama, Bridgerton which has now fuelled another rumour of whether the actor can replace Daniel Craig as the new ‘James Bond’. Talking to Jimmy Fallon, he denied turning into the next 007. He said he is “glad to be in such wonderful company of people,” on being addressed as the new British spy.
Regé-Jean Page added, “”I think the internet thinks a lot of things, and that’s one of the more pleasant ones. So I can please as far as that goes.” The actor went on to say how being considered for the ‘B’ (for Bond) badge for popular British actors is just one of the common things. “I think there might be an element of cultural translation to be done here. Like if you’re a Brit, and you do something of any kind of renowned that people regard well, then people start saying the ‘B’ word,” referring to the ‘Bond.’
Flattered by the idea, the actor also clarified that, “I’m very, very glad to have the badge. I’m glad to be in such wonderful company of people who have the badge. But it’s a badge.”
Regé-Jean Page plays Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, in Netflix’s eight-part period drama Bridgerton. He also spoke to Jimmy Fallon about the massive response the show has received since it began streaming.
The show’s popularity has left fans raving about the chemistry and steamy romances portrayed by the actors in the show but it has also made them question whether their on-screen romance has turned to something off-screen too. He put an end to these hopeful conjectures by saying, “I think that everything you need to know is on camera. That’s why we presented it so beautifully for you. And all the sparks that flew came off of the beautiful scripts that we were handed.”
Bridgerton’s success has already made Regé-Jean Page a Netflix heartthrob. We may not see him as the next 007 but we can definitely expect to see more of the British star.