Dionne Warwick On Regé-Jean Page Leaving ‘Bridgerton’

Written by on April 5, 2021

Followers of the Netflix sequence Bridgerton had been heartbroken to listen to Regé-Jean Page, who performed  Simon Basset, isn’t returning for the second season. Dionne Warwick was one such fan.

On Friday, April 2, the legendary singer tweeted, “No, @regejean! You CANNOT go away me like that. I WILL NOT have it!”

She additionally added, “I demand a retraction, @bridgerton!!!! I want to listen to this information straight from @regejean if that is true.”

Netflix, together with Shondaland, introduced on April 2 that Regé-Jean Web page’s character wouldn’t return, in response to a posting from Lady Whistledown.

“Expensive Readers, whereas all eyes flip to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to discover a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Web page, who so triumphantly performed the Duke of Hastings,” the message started.

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“We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, however he’ll at all times be part of the Bridgerton household,” it reads. “Daphne will stay a loyal spouse and sister, serving to her brother navigate the upcoming social season and what it has to supply – extra intrigue and romance than my readers could possibly bear.”

Fortunately, Web page, who just lately gained an Picture Award for Excellent Actor, already knew about ending his function within the sequence as he was solely contracted for a 12 months.

“It’s a one-season arc. It’s going to have a starting, center, finish – give us a 12 months,” Web page informed Variety, recalling his preliminary conversations with the sequence 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.”

“One of many issues that’s completely different about this [romance] style is that the viewers is aware of the arc completes,” he added. “They arrive in figuring out that, so you may tie folks in emotional knots as a result of they’ve that reassurance that we’re going to return out and we’re going to have the wedding and the child.”

Whereas followers of the present and Web page particularly could also be fascinated with transferring on to the following present, the actor believes that the perfect is but to return from Bridgerton.

“I’ve nothing however pleasure for ‘Bridgerton’ persevering with to steam prepare off and conquer the globe,” he says. “However there’s additionally worth in finishing these arcs and sticking the touchdown.”

Based on Woman Whistledown’s put up, the present’s second season will give attention to the oldest of the Bridgerton clan, Anthony (performed by Jonathan Bailey), and his quest for love which relies on the second guide in Quinn’s sequence, titled The Viscount Who Cherished Me.

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