Regé-Jean Page opened up about the rumors that he is running to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond.
On an episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Fallon started the show by asking the “Bridgerton” actor to reveal any details about him potentially being the frontrunner on playing James Bond, Today reported.
“I think the internet thinks a lot of things, and that is one of the more pleasant ones, so I can be pleased as far as that goes,” Page said. “But no, I think there might be an element of cultural translation to be done here. If you’re a Brit and you do something of any kind of renown that people regard well, then people start saying the B-word.”
Page explained that the “B-word” is a merit badge for actors.
“But I don’t think it’s much more than that,” he added. “I’m very, very glad to have the badge. I’m glad to be in such wonderful company of people who have the badge. But it’s a badge.”
The 30-year-old told Fallon about some of the famous moments about the Netflix show and how he warned his family in a text group chat about the steamy scenes.
Page made a name for himself on the Netflix drama that debuted on Christmas Day. The actor plays Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings.
“Bridgerton” occurs during the Regency era in England and highlights the powerful Bridgerton family’s siblings on their journey to find love.