Nicola Coughlan Doubts Regé-Jean Page Will Return To ‘Bridgerton’ On ‘WWHL’: “He’s Like A Movie Star Now”

Long live the Duke of Hastings. On Tuesday night’s (April 2) episode of Watch what’s happening live, Nicola Coughlan disappointed millions when she said there was ‘not much’ chance Regé-Jean Page would ever return to The Bridgerton Chronicles.

Page had his breakout role as Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings in the first season of the Netflix romance series, in which he not only stole the heart of Phoebe Dynevor’s Daphne Bridgerton, but also all 82 million households across the world who watched the series. .

Despite its worldwide success, Page left the series after season 1. When a virtual fan on WWHL Asked Coughlan – who also stars in the series – what the chances were of him reprising his role in the future, she offered a rather unfortunate answer.

“I don’t think about much,” she said. “Because I think he’s like a movie star now. But the Duke will live forever in our hearts.

The actor previously spoke about his decision to leave The Bridgerton Chronicles, noting that his character’s storyline was over after the first season.

“I signed up to do a job and I did that job and then I did other jobs,” he said. Vanity Fair Last year. “That’s it. That’s the story. I wish it was more glamorous than that.

Page continued: “We finished the story. The temptation would be to accept the distractions and say, “Oh, well, the story turned out really well, so we can kind of change that and invent other things, I guess.” It was never what we signed up to do.

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For those who don’t know, every season of The Bridgerton Chronicles follows the love story of another Bridgerton sibling. The third season of the series, which premieres on May 16, is set to follow Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) and Penelope Featherington (Coughlan).

“It’s spicy,” Coughlan teased. WWHL. “In a spicy scene we shot, we broke a piece of furniture. Unintentional.”

She continued: “But it might have been nice if I hadn’t – you know, I’m English on the show and Irish in real life – if I hadn’t broken it and said, ‘Oh my God, Luke, we just did it.’ I broke that!’ That would have been better. They could have included the cute moment when we broke it.

Watch what’s happening live airs Sunday-Thursday at 10 p.m. ET on Bravo. New episodes are available to stream the next day on Peacock.

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