Bridgerton: Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers Reply to Rege-Jean Web page’s Exit


Netflix is betting massive on the way forward for Bridgerton, with a second season already in manufacturing, and an additional two seasons already ordered.

Information of the mass renewal dropped simply weeks after it was introduced that Rege-Jean Page would not be returning.

In a brand new interview with Vanity Fair, producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers have opened concerning the fan response to the exit.

Rege on Bridgerton

“I used to be actually shocked as a result of, often, that occurs after I’ve killed off someone that’s been round for some time. Like, we didn’t kill him, he’s nonetheless alive,” Rhimes joked.

“[Regé-Jean] is a strong, wonderful actor and that meant we did our job — each season, our job is discovering the proper folks and placing collectively this unbelievable, world-shifting romance. I don’t know that I anticipated this a lot of an explosion, given that each e-book [in the Bridgerton series] is a unique romance,” she added.

“What could be the ever-after of this combo? I imply, actually: What would Regé-Jean do, you understand what I imply? We gave them their fortunately ever after! And now we’ve got this subsequent couple coming. And so yeah, I used to be like, whoa!”

Rege Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor

“It’s pleasant that followers had been so invested in his character, and he’s an exquisite actor and a terrific man. I simply wish to say that. OK? He’s,” added Beers.

“He’s wonderful, however that’s our job and one thing that Betsy and I’ve been doing since — effectively, God, has it been 20 years now? — is discovering guys,” Rhimes additionally mentioned.

“I imply, hopefully, women too, however discovering males that our audiences discover devastatingly enticing and so they turn out to be extremely overly hooked up to, and so they get enraged about once we transfer them about in any means.”

It is actually going to be a unique season with out Web page, nevertheless it was reported lately that the actor turned down a possible comeback as a consequence of varied initiatives he has within the works.

Shonda Rhimes Black Dress

It was initially a one-year deal he signed, and for those who sustain with the books, you understand why.

Nonetheless, there was a glimmer of hope, however Web page finally declined to return for a cameo within the second season.

Netflix introduced earlier this yr that Bridgerton had eclipsed all of its different originals to turn out to be the most-watched collection up to now.

What are your ideas on the feedback from Rhimes and Beers?

Catch Bridgerton Season 1 on Netflix.

Paul Dailly is the Affiliate Editor for TV Fanatic. Comply with him on Twitter.

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