And Regé-Jean Web page has now admitted that he is ‘flattered’ to be included amongst a bunch of British stars tipped for the long-lasting position.
He informed The Mirror: ‘Ah, the B phrase. I believe that in case you are British and also you do something of observe, that different individuals take discover of, then individuals will begin speaking about that.’
Within the working? Regé-Jean Web page has mentioned that he is ‘flattered’ to be included amongst a bunch of British stars tipped to turn into the subsequent James Bond
Regé-Jean added: ‘I believe that is pretty regular and I am flattered to be within the class of Brits that folks have seen. Nothing extra – or much less – than that.’
Nonetheless regardless of being the bookies favorite, Regé-Jean mentioned he was bemused by the concept of creating any plans at ‘this second in historical past’ and has ‘given up’ doing so.
The hunky star additionally admitted that he is usually a little bit of a ‘racehorse’, typically signing onto a challenge and focussing utterly on it with the ‘blinders on’.
His feedback comes after bookmakers Coral revealed that the newcomer is sizzling favorite to play the long-lasting spy position following Craig’s departure from the franchise.
Gearing up for 007? The actor, 31, lately introduced he wouldn’t be returning to Bridgerton for sequence two, sparking extra hypothesis he might turn into Bond (pictured in January 2020)
Regé-Jean’s odds have been slashed to 5-2, overtaking long-running favourites Tom Hardy and James Norton – who had beforehand been the highest picks at 3-1.
Large stars together with Idris Elba, Sam Heughan, Richard Madden and Henry Cavill are all at the moment trailing behind the others on 10-1
A spokesman for the bookmakers mentioned: ‘The information that Regé-Jean Web page won’t be returning for the second sequence of Bridgerton has prompted loads of bets from punters who consider he’ll make the right James Bond.
‘We now make him favorite, forward of Tom Hardy, for who succeeds Daniel Craig as 007.’
The upcoming Bond movie, No Time To Die, is at the moment slated for launch within the UK in September and will likely be Daniel Craig’s last outing because the spy.
Last movie: Daniel Craig’s final outing as Bond will likely be in upcoming transfer No Time To Die, which is at the moment slated for launch in September after a number of Covid delays
Again in January, Regé-Jean hinted that he may very well be an excellent contender to succeed Daniel Craig as James Bond.
After being introduced as favorite on the time, Regé-Jean added gasoline to the hearth when he took to Twitter to share a glimpse of his character Simon Bassett, Duke Of Hastings, and referenced 007’s iconic drink order as he wrote:
‘Regency, royalty Shaken and stirred.’
The hypothesis over Regé-Jean’s Bond future hit fever pitch after the information broke that he will not be returning to Bridgerton for a second sequence.
The Hollywood Reporter wrote this week: ‘[According to a source] Web page was supplied a possibility to return as a visitor star in three to 5 episodes of season two – at a fee of $50,000 [£36,000] an episode – however declined for a large number of causes.’
They went on to notice that his ‘burgeoning movie profession’ is without doubt one of the causes.
Regé-Jean later confirmed the present had a ‘one-season arc’ and his character’s story was finalised in a single sequence and he by no means meant to return.
Trace: After being introduced as favorite on the time, Regé-Jean added gasoline to the hearth when he took to Twitter to share a glimpse of his Bridgerton character Simon Bassett, Duke Of Hastings, and referenced 007’s iconic drink order
He informed Variety: ‘It is a one-season arc. It’ll have a starting, center, finish – give us a yr. That is attention-grabbing, as a result of then it felt like a restricted sequence. I get to return in, I get to contribute my bit after which the Bridgerton household rolls on.’
The account confirmed that Regé-Jean’s on-screen spouse Phoebe Dynevor will return for the subsequent instalment of the streaming phenomenon.
Regé-Jean, who is ready to star in The Grey Man, additionally took to Instagram to substantiate the information as he emotionally mentioned it had been a ‘pleasure and a privilege to be your Duke’.
In a tongue-in-cheek assertion penned because the mysterious present lead Girl Whistledown, Bridgerton tweeted: ‘Your Grace, it has been a pleasure.’
Shock: The hypothesis Regé-Jean’s Bond future hit fever pitch after the information broke that he will not be returning to Bridgerton for a second sequence (pictured in character)
The assertion learn: ‘Pricey Readers, whereas all eyes flip to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to discover a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Web page, who so triumphantly performed the Duke of Hastings.
‘We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, however he’ll all the time be part of the Bridgerton household.
‘Daphne will stay a faithful spouse and sister, serving to her brother navigate the upcoming social season and what it has to supply – extra intrigue and romance than my readers could possibly bear. Yours actually, Girl Whistledown.’
Regé-Jean later confirmed his present exit in his personal assertion posted to Instagram the place he shared an image of himself in character and behind-the-scenes.
He penned: ‘The journey of a life time. It has been an absolute pleasure and a privilege to be your Duke.
‘Becoming a member of this household – not simply on display, however off display too. Our extremely artistic and beneficiant forged, crew, excellent followers – it is all been past something I might have imagined.’
Signing off his message, he added: ‘The love is actual and can simply continue to grow ❤️❤️.’
Assertion: The hit Netflix sequence took to its official Twitter account to disclose that the actor won’t be again