No Time To Die will be released in September this year, leaving Daniel Craig in the James Bond role he’s been playing for 15 years. The 007 character has a number of British stars scrambling to jump into the tuxedo, with the chances of supporting three actors in particular. The new leader of the pack is Regé-Jean Page, who rose to fame as the heartthrob Duke Hastings on the Netflix show Bridgerton.
Page has now spoken out about his chance of playing 007 in a future movie after Craig resigns.
In a conversation with The Mirror, the actor was questioned about the rumors to which he said, “Ah, the B word.
“I think if you’re British and do something remarkable that other people take into account, people are going to talk about it.
“I think that’s pretty normal and I’m flattered to fall into the category of Brits that people have noticed.”
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Page added: “Nothing more – or less – than that.”
The 31-year-old also referred to the coronavirus pandemic, saying, “I think the concept of having plans at this point in history is somewhat hilarious. So I gave up making them. “
The actor recently became Bond’s favorite following new opportunities from Ladbrokes.
The bookies have cut his odds to a staggering 6/4, overtaking old favorites Tom Hardy and James Norton.
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Hardy and Norton currently have an impressive 3/1 and have held the top spots for the past year.
Alex Apati of the booking agent said: “Rege-Jean Page is storming into Bond betting and it won’t be long before he has a chance to replace Daniel Craig at this rate.”
Page’s final comments on becoming the hero echo the feelings he shared with Jimmy Fallon in January.
The British-Zimbabwean star said: “If you’re British and you do something of any kind of fame that people like, people are going to say the B word. It’s like a merit badge! I am very happy to have the badge. “
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Page continued: “I am very happy to be with such people who have the badge, but it is only a badge.
‘Bridgerton is the only B word I can say. I’m not going to talk about the other B words! “
It has since been announced that Page will not be returning to Bridgerton for the highly anticipated second season.
An announcement on Netflix’s social media accounts read: “Dear readers, while all eyes are on Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to find a Viscountess, we bid farewell to Regé-Jean Page, who has so triumphantly defeated the Duke. from Hastings. We will miss Simon’s on-screen presence, but he will always be part of the Bridgerton family. Daphne will remain a devoted wife and sister, helping her brother navigate the upcoming social season and what it has to offer – more intrigue and romance than my readers could possibly bear. Sincerely, Lady Whistledown. ‘
Page responded to the news on his own Twitter account, replying, “Fun and a privilege!
“An honor to be a member of the family – on and off screen, cast, crew and incredible fans – the love is real and will only grow.”
The Hollywood Reporter has since reported that Page was offered a recurring part on season two of the hit show, where he would reprise his role for three to five episodes.
They claimed the British star was offered $ 50,000 per episode, but he turned it down.
Could he have refused a return because he’s already in talks with Bond producers?
James Bond No Time To Die will be released on September 30, 2021.
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