So lengthy, Duke of Hastings! Regé-Jean Page examined out a brand new nickname in the primary promo for his Saturday Night Live internet hosting debut.
The Bridgerton heartthrob, 31, stood alongside musical visitor Bad Bunny and cast member Melissa Villaseñor on the long-lasting SNL stage as they ready for the Saturday, February 20, episode. Each of the trio wore face masks to maintain themselves secure amid the coronavirus pandemic.
After Page launched himself and the 26-year-old Puerto Rican singer, the 33-year-old comic teased that she’s “gonna go by Bad Melissa now.” The Netflix star, for his half, dubbed himself “Regé-Jean Bunny.”
When requested if he was in altering his title too, the “Te Boté” artist replied, “Bad Bunny is already cool, so I’m gonna keep it.”
The upcoming episode will mark the primary look on the NBC sketch comedy present for each Page and the “Dakiti” singer. Along with scoring the celebrated SNL gig, Page not too long ago landed a spot on the 2021 TIME100 Next checklist after he was catapulted into the highlight following Bridgerton’s December 2020 debut.
“You might dream of him, the one we call the Duke of Hastings,” Shonda Rhimes — whose manufacturing company is behind the main Netflix success — wrote in a tribute revealed on Wednesday, February 17. “But in reality, Regé-Jean Page is finer than fiction and better than any dream.”
She continued, “He is that rare actor, one who brings an intensity, an intelligence and a precision to his work, providing endless depth to any scene. His disappearance into character builds a vibrant world for us to enter, making it impossible to imagine any other actor playing the role.”
The Grey’s Anatomy creator, 51, hailed the British actor as “a singular talent whose prospects are limitless,” concluding, “Today, he may be our duke. By tomorrow … not even I can dream big enough to imagine.”
Page’s chemistry with Bridgerton costar Phoebe Dynevor shortly grasped followers’ consideration because the interval drama grew to become one of many most-watched authentic sequence in the streaming platform’s historical past. Though viewers questioned whether or not the pair have been an merchandise offscreen, Dynevor, 25, swiftly shut down romance rumors earlier this month.
“I’d love to say there was really something between us, but no, it has always been strictly professional,” the Younger alum advised You journal. “There was so much pressure on us to get it right that it was all about the work. We have a really professional working relationship. I’m glad for that, actually. It would be very complicated if it went further.”