Regé-Jean Page Says He ‘Respectfully Exited’ The ‘Bridgerton’ Group Chat After Leaving Series
The Bridgerton cast group chat lost a member when Regé-Jean Page left the popular Netflix series.
He revealed in a recent interview with GQ that he left the chat shortly after his exit.
“I’m no longer in it. I respectfully exited. I didn’t want to put them in an awkward situation where they had to kick me out.”
He added that the show’s “universe has expanded” so he thinks they’ll be just fine without him.
Regé-Jean Page shocked fans when he announced he was leaving Bridgerton after its extremely popular first season.
Reports also alleged he declined $50,000 per episode to appear in season two. He later explained the talks he had with producers in the show’s early stages.
“It’s a one-season arc. It’s going to have a beginning, middle, end — give us a year. [I thought] ‘That’s interesting,’ because then it felt like a limited series. I get to come in, I get to contribute my bit, and then the Bridgerton family rolls on.”
Creator Shonda Rhimes spoke on his exit and said she was surprised to see such intense reactions from fans.
“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! [Regé-Jean] is a powerful, amazing actor and that meant we did our job—every season, our job is finding the right people and putting together this incredible, world-shifting romance. I don’t know that I expected this much of an explosion, given that every book [in the Bridgerton series] 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. And so yeah, I was like, whoa!”
She also said he initially signed on to do one season.
“We made a one-season deal with him at the beginning of season one. That was the plan: come and do one season as the duke. Anything else that was extra and wasn’t really the plan when we started… So there’s a lot of fantastically interesting talk that’s been going on, mainly cause I think people are having a hard time letting go.”
She confirmed he was asked to make cameos for the upcoming sophomore season, but it doesn’t look like that will happen. She added,
“He’s a busy man!”
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