Followers of Bridgerton are mourning the lack of their Duke of Hastings, performed by Regé-Jean Web page. Fortunately, these left brokenhearted over Web page’s departure lastly have closure.
The British-Zimbabwean actor, who burst into the highlight by taking part in the brooding and devastatingly good-looking duke, has defined why he exited the favored Shondaland collection after one season.
Talking with Selection, Web page revealed the rationale he agreed to play Simon within the first place was as a result of the function was shopped to him as a one-season gig.
“It’s a one-season arc. It’s going to have a starting, center, finish – give us a yr,” the 31-year-old actor recalled. “[I thought] ‘That’s fascinating,’ as a result of then it felt like a restricted collection.”
Web page added that whereas his function was certainly memorable, he didn’t need Simon’s arc to overshadow the true stars of the collection — the Bridgerton household.
“I get to come back in, I get to contribute my bit after which the Bridgerton household rolls on,” he remarked earlier than explaining why he’s glad with how Simon’s story got here to an finish.
“One of many issues that’s totally different about this [romance] style is that the viewers is aware of the arc completes,” Web page detailed. “They arrive in understanding that, so you may tie individuals in emotional knots as a result of they’ve that reassurance that we’re going to come back out and we’re going to have the wedding and the child.”
Followers discovered in Bridgerton‘s first season that Simon was uncared for by his father, who solely cared about producing a worthy inheritor to proceed the household line. The duke exacts revenge by swearing upon his father’s demise mattress that the household line will finish with him.
Spoiler alert, after falling in love with Daphne, performed by Phoebe Dynevor, he realizes his marriage is extra vital than revenge.
By Megan Stone
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