When the news broke that Regé-Jean Page wasn't returning to Bridgerton, hearts broke everywhere! The one person who was shocked by the fans response was executive producer Shonda Rhimes. Shonda spoke about her surprise over the backlash from fans during a Vanity Fair interview saying,
"I was really shocked because usually, that happens when I've killed off somebody that's been around for a while. Like, we didn't kill him, he's still alive! Regé-Jean is a powerful, amazing actor and that meant we did our job every season, our job is finding the right people and putting together this incredible, world-shifting romance. The concept is that every season, there's a couple and that couple is the hot couple that you're falling in love with, right? And there are eight Bridgertons. So by the time you get to prepubescent Hyacinth oh, dear God, she'll be grown up by then. Obviously, we're not going to match up a child! We'll grow Hyacinth up and you'll see her story too."
Entertainment Weekly reported that Regé-Jean Page was invited back for cameos in the upcoming season and would make $50,000 per episode, but he allegedly declined.
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