Bridgerton's Regé-Jean Page "pleased" by James Bond rumours

Naomi Gordon
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Photo credit: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX
Photo credit: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX

From Harper's BAZAAR

Regé-Jean Page's star turn as the dashing Duke of Hastings in Netflix's steamy period drama Bridgerton has already got him touted as the next James Bond.

The 31-year-old actor joins a long list of charismatic British stars to be rumoured for the role of 007, including Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Tom Hiddleston, Lashana Lynch, Robert Pattinson, Sam Heughan, James Norton, Henry Golding, or Richard Madden, among many others.

Addressing the rumours he could be set to replace current Bond star Daniel Craig, Page told The Tonight Show: "I think the internet thinks a lot of things, and that's one of the more pleasant ones. So I'm pleased as far as that goes.

"If you're a Brit and you do something of any kind of renown that people regard well, then people start saying the B word!"

He added that he was "glad to be in such wonderful company" as actors including Elba, Hardy and Norton, who have also been tipped to take on the role of the MI6 agent.

Just before the release of the period drama in December, Page posted on Twitter a "Shaken not stirred" Bond reference, igniting speculation that he might be in the running for the job after Craig's final film No Time To Die. Betting firm Ladbrokes is now giving Page a one-in-five shot at getting the job.

Photo credit: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX
Photo credit: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX

Meanwhile, Page also revealed that he warned his family about some of the raunchier scenes in the show by sending them messages.

"We missed one of my cousins," he admitted. "She sent me a message that was like, 'I had to make so many tactical cups of tea during the show.' She said, 'I came back, and you were still going, so I had to go back and put the kettle back on'."

He then joked: "So my family are very stimulated and caffeinated at this point, which sounds like a deadly combination."

Bridgerton is available to stream on Netflix now.

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