Hollywood A-lister John Boyega has revealed that he would love to be the “new guy” in Bridgerton while chatting to Rege Jean Page during the THR Drama Actor Roundtable. We hope you’re hearing this, Shonda Rhimes!
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During the roundtable, the Star Wars actor said: “I’m trying to get that Bridgerton money, man. I need to wear them skintights, I need to be the new guy up in there… But, honestly, something like that. Give me a horse and a lovely maiden and all of that.”
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Rege replied jokily, saying: “Tell you what, I’ll have that Star Wars money, you can have the Bridgerton money.”
Rege confirmed that he wouldn’t be returning to Bridgerton season two, At the time, he released a statement that read: "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.”
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Shonda, who serves as the show’s producer, opened up about hearing the news, telling Vanity Fair: "I was really shocked, because usually that happens when I've killed off somebody that's been around for a while. Like, we didn't kill him, he's still alive!
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"I don't know that I expected this much of an explosion, given that every book is a different romance. What would be the ever-after of this combo? I mean, really, what would Regé-Jean do, you know what I mean? We gave them their happily ever after! And now we have this next couple coming. So yeah, I was like, whoa!"
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