The world is in shock after Netflix announced the main star of it’s show ‘Bridgerton’ — Regé-Jean Page— will NOT be returning for season two, and A-list stars are voicing their displeasure with the terrible news!
That’s right — you hear this one correctly — The Duke of Hastings is not returning to the popular television show after just one season. It’s unclear why the actor or production company decided to go in a different direction on this one, and they broke the news in pure ‘Bridgerton’ style with a pamphlet from Lady Whistledown herself!
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The letter reads:
While all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to find a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Page, who so triumphantly played the Duke Of Hastings. We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, but he will always be a part of the Bridgeton family. Daphne will remain a devoted wife and sister, helping her brother navigate the upcoming social season and what it has to offer — more intrigue and romance than my readers may be able to bear. “Bridgerton” fans, the time has come to bid adieu to Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings.
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Regé-Jean Page doubled down on the news and posted his own statement about the unfortunate revelation, saying, ” The ride of a lifetime.”
He continued, “It’s been an absolute pleasure and a privilege to be your Duke. Joining this family – not just on-screen, but off-screen too. Our incredibly creative and generous cast, crew, outstanding fans – it’s all been beyond anything I could have imagined. The love is real and will just keep growing ❤️❤️❤️?.”
As you can imagine, everyone is going NUTS over the announcement, including Hollywood’s biggest stars — who are not holding back on social media!
Drew Barrymore was one of the first to voice her displeasure with the news, tweeting a picture of herself in a funeral veil (crying) alongside co-host Ross Matthews who is doing the same.
“When you find out Regé-Jean Page (@regejean) won’t be in @bridgerton Season 2,” she wrote alongside the photo. Scroll To See It!
Of course, she included a bunch of loudly crying face emojis which is pretty much how the rest of us feel about the situation. But, it should be noted — it’s possible, this is just a conflict for the upcoming season — and the actor will be back for Season 3. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!
— The Drew Barrymore Show (@DrewBarrymoreTV) April 2, 2021