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Entertainment Bridgerton Star Regé-Jean Page to Host SNL for the First Time with Musical Guest Bad Bunny

19:33  14 february  2021
19:33  14 february  2021 Source:   people.com

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Regé-Jean Page is making the leap to Saturday Night Live!

The breakout Bridgerton actor is set to host on Feb. 20, with musical guest Bad Bunny, the popular sketch series announced after this weekend's episode, which was hosted by Regina King.

Page's debut hosting gig comes after the star, who plays heartthrob Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, on the Netflix period drama, scored a SAG Award nomination for outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series. He was also recognized with a nod by the NAACP Image Awards.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Regé-Jean Page recently scored a SAG Award nomination for his Bridgerton performance © David M. Benett/Getty Regé-Jean Page recently scored a SAG Award nomination for his Bridgerton performance

The Feb. 20 show will be Bad Bunny's first time as SNL musical guest. He is nominated for two 2021 Grammy Awards, including best Latin pop or urban album.

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Aside from playing the brooding Duke of Hastings on Bridgerton, Page has been acting since childhood and has IMDb credits dating back to 2004, only recently beginning to grace American TV with his talent and charm. He has appeared in movies like Mortal Engines and limited series like 2016's Roots.

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He also stars as drummer Chico Sweetney in Amazon Prime's film Sylvie's Love, which co-stars Tessa Thompson, Eva Longoria, Aja Naomi King and Nnamdi Asomugha.

Reacting to his recent SAG Award nomination for Bridgerton, Page wrote on Instagram: "There's something extra special about being seen by your peers. Bravo team Bridgerton, for being seen as among the very finest of the world's collective companies of peerless players!"

SNL airs Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

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With Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page as host, evoking the hugely popular Netflix series on Saturday Night Live was inevitable. After Page channeled his Simon Basset character in the opening monologue while trying to convince viewers that “he’s just a normal guy” and nothing like the Duke, the British-Zimbabwean actor reprised the Bridgerton character in a skit later in the show.

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