Regé-Jean Page of Bridgerton resigns: Is Simon Duke of Hastings dead? What do the books have to say about it?
Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page resigns: Is Simon Duke of Hastings no longer alive? What are the opinions of the books on the subject?
The star of BRIDGERTON, Regé-Jean Page, has abruptly left the Netflix series after only one season, and Simon Duke of Hastings will not return in Season Two. Is he going to die? What do Julia Quinn’s books have to say about it?
Because of Bridgerton, Page has recently become an international phenomenon. The British-Zimbabwean actor has already been in the miniseries Roots and the ABC drama For The People, but he is now a strong contender to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond, with roles in major Hollywood blockbusters including the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons. But why is he leaving Bridgerton, and how did he get there in the first place? Most actors are bound into long-term commitments when they sign on to a new show.
As is typical, the announcement was made this week in a Netflix statement authored by the enigmatic Lady Whistledown. And the phrase, especially one carefully chosen sentence, gives the idea that he won’t be back.
“Dear Readers, when all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s search for a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Page, who so brilliantly played the Duke of Hastings,” it said. Simon will be missed onscreen, but he will always be a part of the Bridgerton family. Daphne will remain a loving wife and sister, aiding her brother in navigating the impending social season and all it has to offer – perhaps too much intrigue and romance for my readers to take. Yours truly, Lady Whistledown.”
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The expression “adieu” means “goodbye forever” when someone is not expected to be seen again.
The Netflix series is based on Julia Quinn’s series of novels, each of which follows the lives of a different sibling.
The eldest brother, Lord Anthony, will be the focus of Season 2 of the show, as it is in the books.
The books, on the other hand, focus far more closely on their chosen character each time, as opposed to the show’s bigger storylines.
Given that Daphne will continue to appear onscreen, although in a supporting secondary position, why will there be no mention of Simon?
The actor has spoken out about what transpired, and the books disclose a lot about what will happen next.
Page stated about Simon’s story, “It’s a one-season narrative.” There will be a beginning, middle, and end to “Brinkwire Summary News.”