Régé-Jean Page confided in the moment of his life that he knew Bridgerton had changed things for him, being labeled “the most handsome man in the world” and having “the best ass of my life” during filming Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Thieves.
The actor stopped The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for the first time on Tuesday, where he was greeted with long applause and cheers that led him to jokingly wonder if the host had engaged the audience.
Colbert pointed out that people still remember him “quite fondly” from the first season of Bridgerton – “several parts of you from the season” – before asking him when he knew his career had changed as a result of the Netflix series.
Page explained that there were a few moments when it hit him, but there was one in particular he remembered when he arrived in Belfast to film Dungeons & Dragons a few months after the release of the steamy drama.
“I remember landing in Northern Ireland,” he said. “I got in the car, the drive from the airport, and the driver turned on the radio, and they were having a contest to find me. They said: ‘Régé-Jean Page is in town, call us if you know where he is’. So I sort of holed up in the hotel for two or three months. I just didn’t leave my room. So it’s kind of a mixed blessing, like, “You’re all lovely and give me lots and lots of attention” and “You’re all lovely and give me lots and lots of attention.”
THE Bridgerton alum said some people found it, but the people of Belfast are very nice and open, so they didn’t sneak pictures. Instead, they would run to him and enthusiastically welcome him to the area.
“It was a very weird reversal,” he told the host. “The decor was like the extraordinary place. Like I was going to the set, and that would be the place where dreams happen, and everything was weird, and I had to play Hollywood, and then you come home, and you sit in cafes, and life is normal.
He continued: “After Bridgerton, the set was where people normally treated me, and I just went to work, and kind of interacted with my work colleagues, and the audience became the performance space because it is where I’ve been staring at all day. So it was a very, very strange turn that happened, and I’m still learning to navigate with grace because you want to meet people and share the joy that you give people. That’s why you do the work.
THE Dungeons & Dragons The star said he likes to pause for a moment before leaving his seat to breathe and mentally prepare to go out into the world. By doing so, it allows him to be more ready to meet people and share the projects he has created with his fans.
“On TV, there is East a common aspect to what you do,” he explained. “The reason Bridgerton was such a feeling is that there was something that gave us a sense of community, of community escape when we’re all kind of trapped in our own little bubbles. I think it’s something very special and something that should be treated with care and gratitude.
Colbert then asked Page what he thought of a title from the New York Post in January, who declared him “the most beautiful man in the world”, according to science. The actor said it was new to him and he doesn’t look in the mirror every morning and say these things to himself. He also explained that he felt like it was a bit of an “ambush title” because he wasn’t in the news at the time and was taking some time to relax. before Dungeons & Dragons press tour, when suddenly we were talking about him again.
Guest and host talked about their colognes and how delicious they both smell, before returning to Bridgerton when Page shared that “what people don’t know” about the show is that he and co-star Phoebe Dynevor “both had horrible coffee breath throughout.”
Colbert ended the first segment of his interview with Page by asking him about a quote he gave to Weekly entertainment in which he proclaimed that while he fired Dungeons & Dragons, he “had the best ass of my life”.
“You were already admired for your posterior and your generosity to share it with us by Bridgerton, but why did it get better? Why did you get better?” asked the host. “How did it get better in Dungeons & Dragons?”
Page cheekily replied, “Very occasionally I just give people what they want.”
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Thieves hits theaters on March 31.