Phoebe Dynevor Opens Up About Regé-Jean Page’s Bridgerton Exit

The Duchess of Hastings will be going it alone in Bridgerton season two.

As we previously reported, Bridgerton heartthrob Regé-Jean Page announced his departure from the breakout Netflix series after the highly successful first season. Fans of the sexy, smoldering Simon Basset were obviously disappointed (especially Kim Kardashian). But how did his onscreen wife feel about the exit?

Speaking with Variety’s podcast Awards Circuit, Phoebe Dynevor (aka Daphne Bridgerton) shared:

“I had a bit of a heads up so I knew, but yeah, I guess it is a spanner. But again, the show centers around the Bridgertons and there are eight books. I think maybe the fans of the books were more aware of that happening than the fans of the show. I think fans of the books know that every episode is about a different sibling. And we’re very much passing the baton to the lovely Johnny , who plays Anthony. Obviously it’s sad to to see go but I’m looking forward to being reunited with my with my family.”

No hard feelings, then! Instead, Pete Davidson’s girlfriend looked back fondly on her memories with her former scene partner. She shared:

“I remember shooting the last scene in episode one where Regé and I have, like, our first dance together. And I remember thinking, ‘Wow, this feels kind of special.’ There were, like, fireworks going off behind us and it was, like, really romantic music. It felt like a really special moment, but you never know if it’s going to come out on camera and the audience is going to feel that buzz, too. It’s hard to tell.”

The 26-year-old may not miss the amount of sex scenes she had to film in season one, but she’s still proud of how the series portrayed Daphne’s sexual awakening. She explained:

“I remember talking a lot to Regé and our intimacy coordinator, and our showrunner and

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