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Entertainment Regé-Jean Page Weighs in on 'Krypton' Casting Snub: 'Hurts No Less Now Than It Did Back Then'

03:35  08 april  2021
03:35  08 april  2021 Source:   thewrap.com

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“Bridgerton” star Rege - Jean Page has responded to a report that he was passed over for a role on the series “ Krypton ” because of his race. “Hearing about these conversations hurts no less now than it did back then . “Regé is an inspiration to me and thousands of other artists,” Cuffe wrote in response to Page ’s tweet. “No one should feel okay benefiting from individuals or institutions that treat their fellow humans so unjustly. Change must happen.” “ Krypton ” debuted on Syfy in 2018 and ran two seasons before it was canceled.

And does Regé - Jean Page really have his sights set on making history as the first mixed-race Bond? The story begins when executives at TV producers Shondaland were seeking a Duke to be the focus of the first season of Bridgerton. The ultimate aim is to have a big film career, and it 's indicated that this is why he turned down the chance to go back to play Simon Basset in Bridgerton. Indeed there are signs that Page , who says he lives in a 'post-modern Buddhist bubble', was somewhat irritated by the female attention.

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"Bridgerton" star Rege-Jean Page has responded to a report that he was passed over for a role on the series "Krypton" because of his race.

"Hearing about these conversations hurts no less now than it did back then. The clarifications almost hurt more tbh," the actor wrote on Twitter Wednesday. "Still just doing my thing. Still we do the work. We still fly."

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Page was up for a part in the Syfy prequel series as Superman's grandfather Seg-El but was vetoed by former Warner Bros. executive Geoff Johns, who insisted that the role go to an actor racially consistent with Henry Cavill's Superman from "Man of Steel." The role instead went to "Florence Foster Jenkins" actor Cameron Cuffe.

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- Regé - Jean Page was not given a role on the series Krypton because he is black, according to sources. - The actor auditioned for the role of Superman's grandfather in the series and was hopeful for the role. - Geoff Johns said that Regé - Jean could not play the role because Superman's grandfather can't be black. PAY ATTENTION: Legit.ng is on a mission to support vulnerable children of Calabar – join the initiative on Patreon, let’s change more lives together! It 's 2021, race shouldn't be an issue anymore but it seems as though it still is for Bridgerton actor Regé - Jean Page . It has been revealed

Regé - Jean Page was born in London and spent much of young life in Zimbabwe. The 31-year-old initially wanted to be sound engineer and played in a punk band. He returned to London as a teen and attended Jigsaw Saturday School, Enfield. Page did extras work and got his breakthrough role in the '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.' The hit Netflix series took to its official Twitter account to reveal that the actor won't be appearing on season two - leaving him potentially open for the job of the suave


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"Regé is an inspiration to me and thousands of other artists," Cuffe wrote in response to Page's tweet. "No one should feel okay benefiting from individuals or institutions that treat their fellow humans so unjustly. Change must happen."

"Krypton" debuted on Syfy in 2018 and ran two seasons before it was canceled. The detail that Page missed out on the role because he is Black came to light in a lengthy report on Tuesday detailing Ray Fisher's public dispute with Warner Bros. over alleged misconduct on the set of "Justice League." A rep for Johns told THR that fans expected the character of Seg-El to resemble Cavill and denied allegations of misconduct or discrimination.

Fisher pushed back on Johns' reasoning in his own tweet, noting that the "Krypton" characters related to Michael Shannon's General Zod in "Man of Steel," were played by actors of color.

Page's breakout role came late last year when he starred as Simon Basset, a.k.a the Duke of Hastings, in Netflix's period romance "Bridgerton." Page announced last week that he would not return to the series for its second season, which will change focus to a different set of main characters.

DC Films Exec Allegedly Refused To Cast Superman’s Grandpa As Black, Regé-Jean Page Auditioned For Role .
Regé-Jean Page had a shot at being Superman’s dad until former DC Films chairman Geoff Johns got in the way. David S. Gover and the team behind the “Krypton” comic book series were “passionate about doing some nontraditional casting” for “Krypton”, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Johns, the chairman of DC Films at the time, rejected the idea and said "Superman could not have a Black grandfather.” One of the actors who auditioned for the role of Superman's grandfather was breakout "Bridgerton" star Page. This audition took place before Page became a global star.

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