Bridgerton's Regé-Jean Page gives verdict on Duke Of Hastings role

‘He’s Darcy as a 21st century f*** boy’: Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page gives his verdict on his Duke Of Hastings role and hopes viewers don’t view diverse series as a ‘colourblind production’

He’s certainly become popular after playing Simon Bassett, Duke Of Hastings in Netflix series Bridgerton. 

And actor Regé-Jean Page, 31, has described his devilishly handsome character as ‘very much the societal heartthrob. Darcy as a 21st century f***-boy.’ 

Bridgerton, tells the story of the eldest daughter in a powerful and wealthy family, called Daphne, (Phoebe Dynevor), who wants to meet a man and get married.

‘He’s Darcy as a 21st century f*** boy’: Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page gave his verdict on his Duke role and hopes viewers don’t view diverse series as a ‘colourblind production’

Saucy: Bridgerton, tells the story of the eldest daughter in a powerful and wealthy family, called Daphne, (Phoebe Dynevor), who wants to meet a man and get married

She falls for the Duke who tells her he will never marry and what ensues is a rather complicated relationship fulls of misunderstandings and lots of sex scenes.

Bridgerton has been produced by Shonda Rhimes, adapted from the bestselling novels from Julia Quinn. 

And talking to Square Mile, Regé-Jean, the son of a Zimbabwean nurse and an English preacher, said that despite the diverse cast, the show is not a ‘colourblind production’.

He said: ‘I don’t think it helps when folks say that they don’t see colour… Please do. Because if you don’t, you don’t see me. And you don’t see how I walk through the world, or have any understanding of the conversations that we’re having about colour, because to you it doesn’t exist.’

Regé-Jean said: ‘I don’t think it helps when folks say that they don’t see colour… Please do. Because if you don’t, you don’t see me’

Regé-Jean added that the show has people of colour in it because people of colour existed in the 19th century. 

He said: Once you watch the show, it’s the most irrelevant thing in the world. It just slots into place. You go “holy s***, how were we never doing this before?”‘ 

The star compares the concept to ‘trying to explain the internet before we had the internet and said ‘people won’t get it and then they suddenly will.’ 

Regé-Jean grew up in Harare, spent his teen years in North London and much of his twenties in LA and said he still doesn’t know where he would call home. 

While in London, he spent his teen years in a punk band with purple hair, but he refuses to give up the name.  

Music was an outlet for his frustration over the world’s injustices as he questioned why people weren’t doing anything about them, but realises people have mortgages to pay. 

He called it a ‘healthy place to have opinions’ that you could have ‘very loudly.’  

Quite right: He added that the show has people of colour in it because people of colour existed in the 19th century. He said: Once you watch the show, it’s the most irrelevant thing in the world. It just slots into place. You go “holy s***, how were we never doing this before?”‘

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