From Bridgerton to Bond: Could Our New Hearthrob Regé-Jean Page Be The Next 007?

Give the people what they want. 

Seeing as Regé-Jean Page and his spoon has become 2021’s answer to 2020’s Connell/chain combo it seems only right that Bond rumours should be swirling around him.

Last year there were multiple rumours that Ireland’s own Paul Mescal was going to take over from Daniel Craig after his success in the BBC adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Normal People.

Now, it’s Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page, who play Simon, the Duke of Hastings in the show, that’s firmly in the spotlight, and some think he could be the next 007. Yes please. 

 

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But are the rumours true?

The success of Bridgerton has been phenomenal, as over 63 million households have streamed the show since it’s release on Netflix at the end of December.

Speaking about the success on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon he was asked about this rumour. Jimmy said; “The internet has decided you’re the front runner to become the next James Bond… Is there anything you want to tell us?”

Answering, Regé-Jean said; “If you’re a Brit and you do something of any regard that people renown well, people are going to start saying the B word.”

 

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“You get the B word merit badge. I’m very glad to have the badge, I’m very glad to be in the company of such people who have the badge, but it’s just a badge.”

Well, it’s just a badge for now… but as the show is such a recent hit and the latest Bond is yet to be released there could still be time to see the Duke in a totally different role.

We say, give the people what they want.

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