“I Exercised Every Day at 5 Am”: Rege-Jean Page Recounts the Shooting of “Bridgertons”

The 31-year-old actor, who plays the Duke of Hastings in the series marked Netflix, returned to the columns of the Sun on Tuesday, January 19, on the drastic training he followed during the filming of the show.

Its imposing muscles have won over many followers of Rege-Jean Page, who plays the Duke of Hastings in the show produced by Shonda Rhimes, however, revealed how much he suffered to achieve this result. In an interview with the Sun on Tuesday, January 19, the 31-year-old actor explained, available on Netflix since December 25, 2020. “I had to do a lot of physical activity, so I followed a program” à la Rocky “( Balboa, Editor’s note ), he said. I got up at 5 a.m. every day, and I went to the gym to get myself

In search of “fantasy and glamor”

And the professional would not have spared. “The coach was horrible to me for an hour and a half every morning before the day started,” joked the Anglo-Zimbabwean comedian. I gained stamina just by surviving his exercises. Luckily, the pretentious actor in me could justify these efforts by the construction of his character, through his body language. But it was also a question of satisfying the public of this kind of programs, in search of fantasy and glamor. “

Exercises intended to maintain the physical form of the actor, in view of the shooting of the naked scenes. Since the release of the show, Netflix would also try to(Daphne Bridgerton) to land on pornographic sites. “The steamy scenes contributed to the buzz, but it’s a prestigious drama based on the novels to success,” said a spokesman of the streaming platform to Sun. The television adaptation of Julia Quinn’s novels has, for its part, been viewed by 63 million spectators. The ordeal of Regé-Jean Page would, moreover, not be about to end. A season 2 of the series directed by Chris Van Dusen would indeed be in preparation.

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