Hollywood is still obsessed with why Regé-Jean Page – the star of Netflix’s most-watched series “Bridgerton” – left after just one season.
The Hollywood Reporter wrote in its last postmortem upon its release on Tuesday that the actor had signed a one-year contract, but was then “offered the opportunity to return as a guest star in three to five. Season two episodes – at a rate of $ 50,000 per episode – but declined. “
Page had previously said he was drawn to his role because he only had a “one-season arc.” He told Variety: “I can come in, I can contribute and then the ‘Bridgerton’ family keep going.”
THR further reported on Tuesday that “Sources say almost everyone close to the show knew Page only had a one-year contract,” and that Page was “laser-focused on his burgeoning film career.”
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His agents have apparently been “inundated with movie deals,” and there is even fan fervor for him to reprise the role of James Bond. He’s already shooting a role in an upcoming feature film “Dungeons and Dragons” and has shot a role in a big-budget Netflix movie from the gurus “Avengers: Endgame” the Russo Brothers.
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Season 2 of “Bridgerton” is currently being filmed and still stars another breakout, Phoebe Dynevor, who also made headlines for quietly dating “SNL” star Pete Davidson.
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