Is Bridgerton's Regé-Jean Page on his way to be the next James Bond?

Regé-Jean Page sends Twitter into a frenzy with the prospect of playing James Bond

Regé-Jean Page
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Regé-Jean Page (opens in new tab) is a name we've all become very familiar with recently. The last two weeks have seen us all fall in love with a certain Duke of Hastings as Bridgerton (opens in new tab)has taken the world by storm and been streamed by a massive 63 million households. 

Social media has been in a frenzy ever since, from discussing whether they'll be a second season of Bridgerton, (opens in new tab) and endless Bridgerton memes, to lusting over the new Instagram account dedicated to the Duke’s spoon. But now fans are starting to rally around Regé-Jean Page to take over the coveted 007 James Bond role.

Fans have taken to Twitter to pledge their allegiance to Regé-Jean Page who has also added fuel to the fire. Teasing Bridgerton’s release, Page posted a teaser video with the caption “Regency, Royalty, Shaken not stirred.” The latter refers, of course, to James Bond's famous martini. 

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One fan wrote: “If @regejean isn't the next James Bond I'm going to cry." While another remarked: “I realize saying this about any British actor is the thing to do but I could see #Bridgerton's Regé-Jean Page as James Bond.” We can’t help but agree! 

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Page would be joining the ever-growing list of potentials, including Chris Hemsworth and Idris Elba. As much as we love Daniel Craig, we can’t contain our excitement at the idea of Page stepping into his shoes. If he can make a spoon sexy in a period series, imagine what he can do in the role of the charismatic spy, James Bond.

The rumors have gotten so much traction that even bookies have begun raising the odds of Page being cast. The Metro reports that Ladbrokes has been “slashing the odds of Regé stepping into the British spy’s tuxedo from 40/1 to 16/1 as popularity around his Bridgerton performance mounts.”

Unfortunately, it will be a long wait to even find out who will be the next 007. The most recent instalment “No Time to Die” is yet to be released due to Covid-19 delays. 

Naomi is a trainee News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on fashion, wellbeing, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life and is training for an NCTJ Qualification. 

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.