A sad news for Rege-Jean Page's stans....
What first appeared to be a brutal April fool’s Prank, the lady of Whistlesdown released a statement on April 2nd, announcing that Rege-Jean Page would not be reprising his role as Simon (the Duke of Hastings) in the sequel of Netflix’s successful period drama Bridgerton.
And as expected, this news caused a massive collective cracking sound of all the fans’ hearts that were shattered by it.
We don’t think it would be an overstatement when we say that Rege-Jean Page was made for this role as a Royal fuck boy in a regency era drama.
Pleasure and a privilege! An honour to be a member of the family - on and off screen, cast, crew and incredible fans - the love is real and will just keep growing ❤️💫 https://t.co/YBk4RvKNpx— Regé-Jean Page (@regejean) April 2, 2021
It means we are not going to see Rege raising his adorable son, or sharing quality time with Daphne in the bedroom or library or staircase, or no more licking of inanimate items next season.
And oh, his abs! We’re going to be missing all of Simon’s charm in the season 2 of Bridgerton.
Here’s how fans have been reacting to the departure of our favorite Duke of Hasting:
The pain is indescribable!
Feels like we have been robbed!
That moment when HASTexit hurts more than MEGexit!
Yup, we kinda saw that coming!
This sums it all up!
It’s a major turn off!
You can’t ghost us like this Rege!
That’s not fair!
so you’re telling me that we won’t be able to see Simon struggle as a father? how Simon takes care of his children? how they are as a married couple? then I bid farewell too. #Bridgerton pic.twitter.com/y069jdwDlW— Chel ⁷ || RJP•PD Supremacy (@mschls) April 2, 2021
It’s pretty hard to process…
Wish we could take this news back!
It feels like we have lost the purpose!
And no, we’re not even pretending…
At least there’s some silver lining.
It's Anthony Bridgerton's time to shine. You just gotta deal with it. pic.twitter.com/R5R53PwREH— 🌷 (@emmiferlawson) April 2, 2021
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