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Entertainment Bridgerton's Adjoa Andoh Explains How Regé-Jean Page's Exit Makes Sense for the Show's Arc

04:10  16 april  2021
04:10  16 april  2021 Source:   people.com

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Regé - Jean Page Explains Why He Isn't Returning for ' Bridgerton ' Season 2. Apparently, this was the plan all along. News of Page 's exit from the hit Netflix period drama broke Friday, courtesy of posts on the show ' s Instagram and Twitter accounts that were written in the form of a letter from Lady Whistledown. The "letter" explained that Page 's character, Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings, will not be back in the next installment of the series, but assured fans that Phoebe Dynevor, who plays Page 's love interest Daphne Bridgerton , will return for the show ' s sophomore season.

The executive producer of Bridgerton , Shonda Rhimes, has said she was “shocked” at the response to the exit of Rege - Jean Page from the show . Page starred as the show ’ s lead, the Duke of Hastings, and proved popular among fans of the raunchy Netflix period drama. However, earlier this month, it was revealed that he would no longer appear in Bridgerton , and has since been linked with a move to MI6 as the next James Bond. Rege - Jean Page (L) and Phoebe Dynevor as Simon Basset and Daphne Bridgerton .

Adjoa Andoh et al. posing for a picture: Adjoa Andoh and Regé-Jean Page in Bridgerton © LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX Adjoa Andoh and Regé-Jean Page in Bridgerton

Bridgerton star Adjoa Andoh is explaining why Regé-Jean Page's exit from the series makes sense ahead of the show's second season.

During an appearance on E!'s Daily Pop on Thursday, Andoh opened up about what fans can expect from the popular period drama's sophomore outing following Page's departure.

"We're following the overriding framework of Julia Quinn's beautiful novels. There are eight Bridgerton children: one down, seven to go," the British actress, who plays Lady Danbury, said. "Season 2, it's Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey), so there you are. That's the arc of the show. We all love Regé and we're all going to miss Regé."

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While " Bridgerton " fans may still be heartbroken over Regé - Jean Page ' s exit , they still have more to look forward to from the Netflix period drama. Following the announcement of the second season, Netflix has decided to renew " Bridgerton " again for Seasons 3 and 4. The announcement was made on Twitter They have some exciting plans for the future, and we think audiences will continue to swoon for this show . We’re planning to be in the Bridgerton business for a long time to come," Bajaria added. " Bridgerton " producer Shonda Rhimes also released a statement regarding the order.

Netflix announced that Regé - Jean Page would not be returning for the second season of " Bridgerton " earlier ' Bridgerton ' producer Shonda Rhimes shocked by fan reactions to Regé - Jean Page ' s exit : 'We Regé - Jean Page , 31, had featured as a supporting actor in several British TV shows but has

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Andoh, 58, went on to share that she and Page "share a love for punk" before adding, "He's a lovely man and he'll be my friend for life."

Bridgerton is a Shonda Rhimes-produced drama that was created by Chris Van Dusen based on author Julia Quinn's book series of the same name. One month after the show premiered in December 2020 to acclaim from fans and critics alike, the series scored a second season renewal.

Adjoa Andoh et al. posing for a picture: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX Adjoa Andoh and Regé-Jean Page in Bridgerton © Provided by People LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX Adjoa Andoh and Regé-Jean Page in Bridgerton

Page, 31, announced via Instagram on April 2 that he would be leaving his role as Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings after just one season.

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Bridgerton showrunner Shonda Rhimes has opened up how fans of the hit Netflix show reacted to the news that star Regé - Jean Page wasn't returning for season 2. Related: Bridgerton star joins Marvel' s Chris Evans in Netflix film from Avengers directors. The producer extraordinaire went on to add that the devastated reaction to Page ' s exit was an indication that the show ' s creators had done their job right. "[ 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," she

Washington [US], April 14 (ANI): Netflix' s romantic period drama ' Bridgerton ', which became an instant hit, has been making headlines after the show ' s breakout star Rege - Jean Page announced his departure from the series. And now the show ' s executive producer Shonda Rhimes broke her silence over fans' reactions to Page ' s exit .

"The ride of a life time. It's been an absolute pleasure and a privilege to be your Duke," he captioned his farewell post. "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 ❤️❤️❤️????."

Fans erupted with backlash across social media following the surprise announcement, which ultimately shocked Rhimes.

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"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," the Grey's Anatomy creator, 51, told Vanity Fair on Tuesday. "[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."

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Bridgerton fans were left outraged when it emerged that Regé - Jean Page would not appear in the Netflix show ’ s next season – but John Oliver insists the actor’s upcoming absence makes sense . The Last Week Tonight host brought up the news on Sunday as part of a segment on the national debt. When it comes to the national debt, as well as Page ’s exit from the show , “the truth is much more complex” than appears, Oliver said. “His character arc is mostly wrapped up,” he added of Page , “and the duke doesn’t appear in the rest of the novels [on which the series is based on]. It’s really a generational story

Rhimes added: "I don't know that I expected this much of an explosion, given that every book [in the Bridgerton series] is a different romance."

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Page recently told Variety that he was previously made aware of plans to only have him on the show for one season, which was something that he found intriguing.

"[I thought] 'That's interesting,' because then it felt like a limited series," the Sylvie's Love actor said. "I get to come in, I get to contribute my bit and then the Bridgerton family rolls on."

Bridgerton, which began production on its second season in London last month, was renewed for a third and fourth season on Tuesday.

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Bridgerton's next season will shift focus to Jonathan Bailey's character Anthony Bridgerton and his romance with Kate Sharma Bridgerton's next season will shift focus from the love story between Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) and Simon (Regé-Jean Page) to Anthony's romance with Kate. It will be based on Julia Quinn's novel, The Viscount Who Loved Me.

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