“Bridgerton” is “Jane Austen meets Gossip Girl with 35 Shades of Grey,” actor Regé-Jean Page describes, rather aptly. The fiery romance between Simon and Daphne with its ups and downs had everyone entranced.
The credit, of course, goes to the two actors of the Shondaland production, Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor. However, does that same romance appear off-screen?
“I think that everything you need to know is on camera,” Page stated in an interview with “Access Hollywood” on 9th January. “I think that the sparky words, the scripts and material are more than enough.”
The two laughed when the hosts jokingly suggested they were “playing footsie” under the table although the actors were in different locations. While the romance plays a huge role in the show, it was not what drew Dynevor’s interest in the project.
“I think the first thing that stood out to me was Shondaland doing Regency. That was so exciting to me,” Dynevor explained. She looked forward to the women in the show having urgency and not being timid. “Meeting Regé at the read-through,” she added with a laugh, “I was sold!”
The other rumour Page dispelled was that he was in the running to be the next James Bond. When asked about it on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”, Page laughed. “I think there might be an element of cultural translation to be done here,” he said.
Page clarified that if a Brit does something renowned that people regard well, “People start saying the ‘B’ word.” He called it a “merit badge” and also added that he doesn’t think it is much more than that.
If you need more gossip and hot tea, we suggest hooking up with Lady Whistledown in “Bridgerton” on Netflix.