Bridgerton has supplied viewers with a brand new binge-worthy, responsible pleasure collection — and it additionally launched followers to good-looking breakout star Rege-Jean Page!
On the fashionable Netflix present, the British-Zimbabwean actor performs Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings. His character has expressed his disinterest in marriage, however he joins in on Daphne Bridgerton’s (Phoebe Dynevor) scheme to assist her discover a potential suitor after struggling to achieve this following her introduction to London society.
“Bridgerton is something a bit like if Jane Austen met Gossip Girl and maybe, like, 45 Shades of Grey,” he defined to (*5*) in December 2020. “We have a lot of fun in period costumes and it is set in the Regency period in 1813. It is a romance and a fantasy and it’s a big warm Regency hug.”
The interval drama, which debuted on the streamer on Christmas Day, relies on American creator Julia Quinn’s best-selling guide collection of the similar identify. Set in nineteenth century London, the collection follows the Bridgerton household siblings as they try to discover love after being making their excessive society debut.
Bridgerton is the first project to be launched underneath Shonda Rhimes’ $150 million take care of Netflix, which she inked in 2017 after leaving ABC. Page, actually, beforehand starred on Rhimes’ For the People.
Following his latest success from Bridgerton, Page shared his aspirations transferring ahead. “I think the goals are always the same, career and otherwise. I try to keep it simple and center everything on empathy and compassion because that’s why I got into acting,” he instructed Who What Wear in December. “That’s why I got into storytelling, in general. That’s why I’m interested in culture. The most rewarding part of this job is anytime someone says that something we did made them feel less alone or made them understand the world or understand themselves in a way they didn’t before because they could relate.”
The actor continued, “So the goal is very simply that: to continue doing that better and wider for more types of people, to tell stories that challenge what you think you already know about the world, and reinforce the things we look to about the world in terms of how we like each other, how we love each other, and how we can express ourselves despite the restrictions society may put on us. It’s very wide, but also it’s deliberately wide because why wouldn’t you want to be ambitious enough to do it all?”
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