Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page Reacts to Those James Bond Rumors
He’s already set television screens ablaze with his portrayal of Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings, on the new Netflix Shonda rhimes series Bridgerton, and now the internet thinks Regé-Jean page would also make a perfect secret agent.
The star spoke to Jimmy fallon sure Tonight’s show about rumors he would be in the running to play James Bond when Daniel Craig Retires from role after next movie No time to die. Currently the Ladbrokes betting site gives odds of 5/1 that Page could become the next 007.
“I think the internet thinks a lot of things, and it’s one of the nicest things,” Page said on the Jan. 8 talk show. “So I’m thrilled as far as it goes.”
Still, he thought the speculation might have more to do with his being a Briton in the public eye than anything else.
“I think there could be an element of cultural translation to do here,” he added. “For example, if you are British and you do something famous that people like, then people start saying the ‘B’ word.”