If you’ve binged Bridgerton (and if you haven’t, what are you waiting for?), you know that the Duke of Hastings is arguably the best part of the show. The Duke… well, we’ll call him Simon, since we’re on a first-name basis, is definitely sexy. That’s not up for debate, but Regé-Jean Page, who portrays him in the Netflix show, is even better IRL. Regé-Jean made his Saturday Night Live debut last night and showed the world that he has star-power in and out of character.
“You probably recognize me from Bridgerton, the show that made everyone turn to their moms and say, ‘You know what? Nevermind I don’t think we should watch this together.’ It’s a bit of a racy show,” he began in his opening monologue. “Because of that, people may associate me being this smoldering, sensual smoke show. But I assure you, I’m just a regular guy.”
He then turned to a different camera and said, “I’m here to show you a good time. I want us to have fun together, to explore each other. Does that sound pleasing to you?” Why, yes. Yes, it does.
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