Netflix found quite a hit with ‘Los Bridgertons’. Already his first season swept it away and with the second he even achieved better data. The problem the series ran into was that Rege-Jean Page decided to get off the ship and never bring Simon back to life. Now the actor has revealed that He wouldn’t mind if they sign another actor to replace him in that character.
Page is currently in the middle of a promotional campaign for ‘The Invisible Agent’, the new film from the directors of ‘Avengers: Endgame’, which is being sold as the most expensive on Netflix to date. It was during its premiere when he made the following statements about the possibility of being replaced:
They are free to do what they want. Shonda and I had a wonderful conversation at the end of the first season. We were very happy with how we had closed that story.
The actor has confessed that he has not yet seen the second season, where Simon is mentioned but, obviously, without making an appearance, but he did comment on the following about how pleased he was with his character arc in the first batch of episodes:
We did so well in that redemption arc that people forget that Simon was kind of horrible. He was the best example of a Regency gulf we had come across. And because we closed the circle so well, because we got that closure, you’re left with that great feeling. You have to be brave when it comes to ending stories like this.
The problem that the series faces is that the story continues and there are situations in which it will be a bit strange that it does not appear. Sometimes they can throw with explanations like I was very busy, but they run the risk of becoming an inadvertent running gag...
By the way, it would not be the first time that ‘The Bridgertons’ has done something like this in the case of deciding to replace Page, because a few months ago it was learned that hannah dodd would take the place of ruby stokes as Francesca Bridgerton beginning in the series’ third season.