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Regé-Jean Page Responds To Speculation He’ll Be The Next James Bond After ‘Bridgerton’ Exit

Is Regé-Jean Page playing the next James Bond? Here’s what the ‘Bridgerton’ star had to say in response to the movie speculation.

AsRegé-Jean Page retires his fancy suits as the Duke of Hastings, fans are wondering if the Bridgertonstar will be putting on a new suit as the next James Bond. On April 6, a betting company called Coral selected Regé-Jean as the new favorite to play Agent 007 and estimated his odds of doing so to be 5/2, The Mirror reported. With such a high prediction, Regé-Jean finally responded to the speculation — which started as far back as the month Bridgertonpremiered in Dec. 2020 — in a new interview.

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Regé-Jean Page as Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, on Season 1 of Bridgerton. [Netflix]

“Ah, the B word. I think that if you are British and you do anything of note, that other people take notice of, then people will start talking about that,” Regé-Jean teased while speaking toThe Mirroron Tuesday. TheBridgertonalum continued to maintain an air of mystery towards the potential movie role.

“I think that’s fairly normal and I’m flattered to be in the category of Brits that people have noticed. Nothing more – or less – than that,” he told the outlet. Tom Hardy and James Norton have been other favorites chosen to be the next Bond.

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Regé-Jean Page as Leonard Knox on the ABC show, For The People. [Shutterstock]

It didn’t sound like Regé-Jean had major plans at the moment, though, given the volatile nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.“I think the concept of having plans in this moment in history is mildly hilarious. So I’ve given up on making them,” he added.

So, it looks like people will have to keep on making bets as to who the next Bond will be. Anyway, the 25th James Bond film,No Time to Die, hasn’t even come out yet! Daniel Craig plays the British Secret Service agent in the movie set to come out in theaters on Oct. 8, 2021.

As we mentioned earlier, this isn’t the first time Regé-Jean has sparked Bond-related speculation. He borrowed a famous catchphrase from Agent 007 to caption aBridgertonvideo that he shared in Dec. 2020. “Regency, royalty Shaken and stirred. #Bridgerton,” Regé-Jean tweeted over a video of himself looking dashing as the Duke of Hastings. This of course set off a round of rumors about Regé-Jean’s next role, since Bond likes his martinis “shaken, not stirred.” For now, though, the only thing that has been confirmed is the shakeup happening to the Bridgertoncast after Regé-Jean announced his departure from the hit Netflix series on April 5.

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