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Rege-Jean Page Just Compared 'Bridgerton' to Something Surprising!

Rege-Jean Page Just Compared 'Bridgerton' to Something Surprising!

Rege-Jean Page is opening up about his show Bridgerton and he just compared the series to something that you wouldn’t expect!

The 31-year-old actor participated in a Variety Studio: Actors on Actors interview with The Crown star Emma Corrin and they spoke about their respective Netflix projects.

On how he landed the role of Simon Basset, Rege said, “I was working with Shondaland on a show. It was kind of just good timing. We had finished on For the People as they were casting Bridgerton. I was walking out the door, and they kind of grabbed me by the collar, like, ‘Come back here. We have this thing, and it’s British.’”

Rege shared the first thoughts he had when he read the script for Bridgerton and he compared the show to something surprising.

Click inside to find out what he said…

“I was like, OK, cool. It’s a period drama. It’s Jane Austen-esque. Why are we doing this now? What does it have to contribute? We have a couple hundred years between Jane Austen and where we’re at now, which means we’ve got like five or six waves of feminism since. And so, in carrying the torch, we need to make some ground with it. Because Simon’s an archetype that already exists. He’s Darcy. He’s Heathcliff. He’s a tall, dark, brooding, emotionally stunted man,” Rege said.

Emma responded, “I think Simon’s journey was so interesting in terms of unpacking masculinity.”

Rege then said, “Yeah, and the idea of romantic heroes. When you say the word ‘hero,’ it implies it’s someone you look up to. We talk a lot with Bridgerton about it being female-centric, but also, what are men looking up to? What am I doing with this icon of masculinity? What’s making this meal actually worth eating? I think of Bridgerton as a Happy Meal but with secret vitamins put in there. It’s like a secretly healthy, organic burger.”

Rege has two exciting movies in the works and he recently talked about them.

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