Hollywood remains to be obsessing over why Regé-Jean Web page — the breakout star of Netflix’s most-watched sequence ever, “Bridgerton” — walked away after just one season.
The Hollywood Reporter wrote on Tuesday in simply the newest postmortem on his exit that the actor had signed a one-year deal, however was then “supplied a chance to return as a visitor star in three to 5 episodes of season two — at a price of $50,000 an episode — however declined.”
Web page had already said that he was drawn to his position as a result of it solely had a “one-season arc.” He advised Selection: “I get to come back in, I get to contribute my bit after which the ‘Bridgerton’ household rolls on.”
THR additional reported on Tuesday that, “Sources say almost everybody near the present knew Web page solely had a one-year deal,” and that Web page has been “laser-focused on his burgeoning movie profession.”
His brokers have apparently been “flooded with movie affords,” and there may be even fan fervor for him to take over the role of James Bond. He’s already filming a job in an upcoming “Dungeons and Dragons” characteristic and has shot a component in a big-budget Netflix movie by “Avengers: Endgame” gurus the Russo Brothers.
Maybe including to the obsession over Web page’s exit from the Shonda Rhimes present is the trade’s historical past of once-burgeoning stars who left TV hits for greener pastures, with various levels of success — from David Caruso’s notorious “NYPD Blue” exit to Dan Stevens’ departure from “Downton Abbey.”
Season 2 of “Bridgerton” is filming, and nonetheless stars one other breakout, Phoebe Dynevor, who has additionally made headlines for quietly dating “SNL” star Pete Davidson.