Regé-Jean Page set the screen ablaze as the Duke of Hastings in Netflix’s costumed drama “Bridgerton” – but rejected the show’s comeback offer back in Season 2, according to a report.
Page and the series announced his departure last week after it was understood that his character was originally supposed to appear for a limited time anyway. The Anglo-Zimbabwean actor called the experience “fun and privilege”, telling Variety that the one-season arc would allow him to contribute “on my side, then the Bridgerton family continues.”
His breakout status apparently changed the minds of producers about the Duke’s fate.
The creators of “Bridgerton” offered Page a switch from three to five guest shows at $ 50,000 per episode, anonymous sources “close to the show” told The Hollywood Reporter.
Page, who is set to film the movie “Dungeons & Dragons” after completing the Russo Brothers’ spy thriller “The Gray Man,” declined.
If he’s happy, we’re happy.
HuffPost did not immediately receive a response from Netflix.
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