Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page Talks ‘Fifty Shades’ Comparisons & Those Steamy Scenes

Regé-Jean Page, who plays the Duke of Hastings on the new Netflix series Bridgerton, is opening up about the show’s comparisons to Fifty Shades of Grey because of some steamy scenes.

The 30-year-old British-Zimbabwean actor spoke to Variety for the iHeartRadio podcast The Big Ticket with Marc Malkin.

Page said, “Bridgerton is something a bit like if Jane Austen met Gossip Girl and maybe like 45 Shades of Grey… We have a lot of fun in period costumes and it is set in the Regency period in 1813. It is a romance and a fantasy and it’s a big warm Regency hug.”

When asked about the steamy scenes, Page confirmed an intimacy coordinator was on set. He said, “We worked with a wonderful intimacy team headed by Lizzy Talbot. It frees up the work of your actors so much to have someone direct and guide you and protect you and look after you. It’s a little bit nuts that people ever did this without one.”

Page shows off a lot of skin on the show and he warned family members!

“I am shirtless a little more than I have been in the past,” he said. “I’ve been sending out warning texts to my family, like the family WhatsApp group is full of exclamation points in the middle of flashing red light emojis just kind of going, ‘I know everyone’s kind of excited for this, but just so you know what you’re getting into, there is some de-robed Regé going on this Christmas.’”

See what Phoebe Dynevor, who plays Daphne, had to say about the intimate scenes.

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