Now that we have all taken a second to come back to phrases with the truth that Regé-Jean Web page isn’t in “Bridgerton” season two, let’s dive into the actual motive behind his departure. After Woman Whistledown herself introduced Web page’s exit from the beloved Netflix sequence on Twitter on April 2, 2021, the 31-year-old actor advised “Selection” that it was at all times the plan for Simon Basset to have a one-season arc. In reality, that was one of many attracts of the function for him. “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 in regards to the anthology is that every guide 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 will come out and we will have the wedding and the newborn.” The actor made it clear that he has “nothing however pleasure for ‘Bridgerton’ persevering with to steam prepare 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 supplied a possibility to visitor star in three to 5 episodes of season two at a price 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? “By no means, as a result of that is what was meant,” he advised “Selection” in Could. “Simon was this bomb of a one-season antagonist, to be reformed and to seek out his true self via Daphne. I feel one of many bravest issues in regards to the romance style is permitting individuals a contented ending.” The actor says his “Bridgerton” exit is much like leaving highschool. “You are afraid of the unknown, pondering, ‘Oh, my God, I am by no means going to make buddies pretty much as good as those I’ve,’ and you then do.”
Shonda Rhimes advised “Self-importance Truthful” that she was “actually shocked” in regards to the response to Web page’s departure. “Normally that occurs once I’ve killed off someone that is been round for some time. Like, we did not kill him, he is nonetheless alive!” she mentioned. “[Regé-Jean] is a robust, superb actor and that meant we did our job — each season, our job is discovering the proper individuals and placing collectively this unbelievable, world-shifting romance. I do not know that I anticipated this a lot of an explosion, given that each guide [in the Bridgerton series] is a special romance. What can be the ever-after of this combo? I imply, actually: What would Regé-Jean do, you already know 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!”
Regardless that Web page is not in “Bridgerton” anymore, his presence in Daphne’s life remains to be felt all through season two. Plus, we have not seen the final of Web page, as he is already signed on for 2 main movies. Web page is ready to seem alongside Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans in Netflix’s upcoming “The Grey Man” 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.