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Regé-Jean Page Reacts to James Bond & 'Black Panther' Casting Rumors

Regé-Jean Page Reacts to James Bond & 'Black Panther' Casting Rumors

Regé-Jean Page is speaking out about speculation.

The 31-year-old Bridgerton star opened up in an interview with Variety.

Here’s what he had to say…

On whether or not he was nervous about leaving the show that made him a star: “Not at all, because that’s what was meant. Simon was this bomb of a one-season antagonist, to be reformed and to find his true self through Daphne. I think one of the bravest things about the romance genre is allowing people a happy ending.”

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On rumors that he may be the next James Bond or join the Black Panther sequel and series: “I spend a lot of time at the moment talking about what other people are saying about me, as opposed to anything I’m actually doing…I can’t talk about the B-word [Bond], because I’ve got nothing to say on the B-word. I can’t talk about which jobs I’m not doing, because I’m not doing them, [but] I’m very happy with the work I am doing. I’ve been a huge fan of the types of movies that the MCU has been putting out, that have made it possible to do the kind of work I’m doing now, both directly and indirectly — with the Russos and with the genre that I’m working in with John and Jonathan [Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, who wrote Sony and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming].”

On his tweet that many believe was a response to a story which alleged that he had been passed over for the role of Superman’s grandfather Seg-El on Syfy’s DC superhero series Krypton because he is Black: “I think I said what I had to say within the tweet…I decided a very long time ago that I would refuse to be defined by trauma and would only be defined by success, when and where it comes. And I will not waste what breath I have on feeding things that are not worth it. So I choose my words carefully. I spend my energy carefully, and I’ll continue to do that where it is necessary and welcomed.”

For more from Regé-Jean Page, head to Variety.com.

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