Not the tip? After taking part in Simon Basset in Bridgerton‘s first season, Regé-Jean Web page defined that he was prepared to maneuver on — however is his determination everlasting?
Viewers rapidly fell in love with Web page and his character, the Duke of Hastings, when season 1 of the Netflix drama premiered in December 2020. His streamy onscreen romance with Phoebe Dynevor‘s Daphne Bridgerton wrapped up when the couple labored out their points and welcomed their son, Augie, within the season finale.
Whereas followers have been wanting ahead to extra scenes between Simon and Daphne in future seasons, Netflix later introduced that Web page wouldn’t be reprising his position.
“Pricey Readers, whereas all eyes flip to Lord Anthony Bridgerton [Jonathan Bailey]’s quest to discover a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Web page, who so triumphantly performed the Duke of Hastings,” the community tweeted through its official social media account in April 2021. “We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, however he’ll at all times be part of the Bridgerton household. Daphne [Phoebe Dynevor] will stay a faithful 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. Yours really, Girl Whistledown.”
The For the Individuals alum retweeted the assertion, writing, “Pleasure and a privilege! An honour to be a member of the household – on and off display, solid, crew and unbelievable followers – the love is actual and can simply continue to grow.” Quickly after the information made headlines, The Hollywood Reporter claimed that Web page declined $50,000 per episode to return for season 2.
When Bridgeton returned, it centered Anthony’s love story with Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley) —however the Duke of Hastings was nonetheless on everybody’s thoughts. Dynevor’s appearances within the sophomore season offered some closure for the viewers as Daphne transitioned into motherhood.
“I feel the followers who’ve learn the books and know the books are conscious that each season will concentrate on a special sibling’s journey. And it could be somewhat bit extra of a — not shock, however like a shock for the followers that love Daphne and Simon’s story a lot,” the Youthful alum hinted to The Wrap in June 2021 about Web page’s absence. “However I feel that’s truthfully the enjoyment of the present within the long-term, attending to see these totally different love tales play out.”
Web page, for his half, has teased his upcoming initiatives after leaving the streaming hit, together with The Grey Man and Dungeons & Dragons. The England native, who has additionally explored voiceover alternatives, beforehand revealed that he determined to depart the Bridgerton solid’s group chat after shifting on from the Regency-era present.
“I’m now not in it,” he advised GQ in September 2021. “I respectfully exited. I didn’t need to put them in an ungainly state of affairs the place they needed to kick me out.”
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