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People Are Backing Bridgerton Star Regé-Jean Page To Be The Next James Bond

People Are Backing Bridgerton Star Regé-Jean Page To Be The Next James Bond

Bridgerton fans are calling for Regé-Jean Page (aka Simon, Duke of Hastings) to be the next James Bond - and we back this 100 per cent.

If it means we get to see more of the 31-year-old actor on our screens then we'll happily start a petition, tbh.

Bridgerton fans are calling for Regé-Jean Page (aka Simon Duke of Hastings) to be the next James Bond (Credit: Netflix)
Bridgerton fans are calling for Regé-Jean Page (aka Simon Duke of Hastings) to be the next James Bond (Credit: Netflix)

Page has certainly got all the makings of a promising 007, and it seems he might think so too, after posting a short clip of his Bridgerton character, Simon walking towards the camera before raising a suggestive eyebrow.

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"Regency, royalty. Shaken and stirred," he captioned the video.

Hmm, sounds a lot like 'shaken not stirred' - could this be more than just rumours?!

At present, the odds of Page becoming the next 007 stand at 20-1. Other high profile names in the running include Tom Hiddleston, Tom Hardy, James Norton and Henry Golding.

Idris Elba is currently the forerunner, however, with odds of 7-2.

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But ever since Bridgerton dropped over Christmas, hundreds of fans have taken to Twitter to back Page for the role.

"If @regejean isn't the next James Bond I'm going to cry #JamesBond #regejeanpage," one tweeted.

While another said: "Ok I'm calling it: Regé-Jean Page as the new #JamesBond Because, well, just watch #Bridgerton and tell me I'm wrong. *fans self*"

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"Where do I sign for @regejean to become the next 007?! #bridgertonnetflix #JamesBond," added one fan.

Another simply wrote: "Make that man the next James Bond."

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All previous Bonds have been white males, but 007 fans have been increasingly calling for more diversity in the iconic role. And in recent years, fans have lobbied for a woman to be cast as Bond, with both Daniel Craig and Pierce Brosnan previously backing calls for women to audition.

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However, producer Barbara Broccoli has stated that 007 will always be a man, explaining she believes "we should be creating new characters for women".

Speaking to Variety she said: "He can be of any colour, but he is male.

"I believe we should be creating new characters for women - strong female characters. I'm not particularly interested in taking a male character and having a woman play it. I think women are far more interesting than that."

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: bridgerton

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