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Bridgerton's Phoebe Dynevor and Regé-Jean Page check in on each other 'a lot' and are 'good mates'


Bridgerton’s leading lady, Phoebe Dynevor, revealed she and Regé-Jean Page have remained in close communication since wrapping their popular period drama. 

While the onscreen lovers denied romance rumors last week, the 25-year-old star gushed that they became very ‘good mates’ after spending ‘so much time rehearsing together’ to The Guardian, in an interview released on Saturday.  

Speaking of her off-screen relationship with Page, the previously little-known British actress described working on Shondaland’s first TV series for Netflix as ‘a big moment’ in their lives, which made them ‘both quite nervous.’  

Onscreen lovers: Bridgerton's leading lady, Phoebe Dynevor, revealed she and Regé-Jean Page have remained in close communication since wrapping their popular period drama; seen in January 2020

Onscreen lovers: Bridgerton’s leading lady, Phoebe Dynevor, revealed she and Regé-Jean Page have remained in close communication since wrapping their popular period drama; seen in January 2020

‘Unfortunately now he’s off in Los Angeles, but we check in with each other a lot,’ the Snatch alum said of their long-distance friendship. 

During an interview with Access Hollywood just days prior, her 31-year-old costar dropped a subtle hint that they were quite close, but not dating. 

He explained: ‘I think that everything you need to know is on camera. All the sparks that flew came off the beautiful scripts we were handed.’ 

‘So I think that the sparky words, scripts and material are more than enough,’ he continued as fans marveled over their undeniably strong chemistry in the series.

'He's off in Los Angeles, but we check in with each other a lot,' the Snatch alum said of their long-distance friendship during a recent interview with The Guardian

‘He’s off in Los Angeles, but we check in with each other a lot,’ the Snatch alum said of their long-distance friendship during a recent interview with The Guardian

Phoebe later appeared to blush during the interview as Regé discussed their onscreen characters’ tight-knit relationship.

Interviewer Kit Hoover also joked that Rege and Phoebe were ‘actually together,’ despite the fact that the two stars were in completely different locations. 

‘We’re playing footsie under here,’ Rege jokingly responded. 

The actor, 31, and actress, 25, had led some fans to believe they were a couple in real life due to their intimate on-screen relationship in the hit Netflix series

The actor, 31, and actress, 25, had led some fans to believe they were a couple in real life due to their intimate on-screen relationship in the hit Netflix series

Phoebe later appeared to blush during the interview as Rege discussed how close their on-screen characters were together

Phoebe later appeared to blush during the interview as Rege discussed how close their on-screen characters were together

The Next series, which is based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling novels, follows the romance between Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe) and Simon Basset (Rege), however there are seven more books following other siblings in the powerful family.

Following its success, the show has been tipped to become next Downton Abbey with a second series on the cards.

An insider told The Sun: ‘With so much material to work with there’s every chance it could develop into multiple series.

The period drama, which is based on Julia Quinn's best-selling novels, follows the romance between Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe) and Simon Basset (Rege), however there are seven more books following other siblings in the powerful family

The period drama, which is based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling novels, follows the romance between Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe) and Simon Basset (Rege), however there are seven more books following other siblings in the powerful family 

And it’s fair to say it has an added edge that Downton didn’t have.’

They added that the show has been such a ‘hit’ that the cast, who were not widely known before it aired, will be able to ask for ‘bumper pay rises’ in series two.

The show’s creator Chris Van Dusen previously told Cosmopolitan that he’d love to make more episodes of the show.

He told the publication: ‘There are eight Bridgerton siblings [and] there are eight Bridgerton books. So in success I would love to be able to explore love stories and romances for all the Bridgerton brothers and sisters, of course.’ 

Following its success, the show has been tipped to become next Downton Abbey with a second series on the cards

Following its success, the show has been tipped to become next Downton Abbey with a second series on the cards 

Phoebe also previously chatted about the show’s racy content as she explained how the ‘first-ever scene’ she shot for the series was with co-star Rege.

Speaking to Grazia, she said: ‘My first-ever scene was in episode six, where Simon is going down on Daphne.

‘And it was so great, because it felt safe and fun: you choreograph it like a stunt, or a dance. It’s crazy to me that [an intimacy coordinator] hasn’t been there in the past.’

She added: ‘I love her [Daphne’s] coming-of-age story and her sexual awakening. I love seeing them female gaze and watching her figure it out for herself. She’s a late bloomer, but it’s not like she can google it.’

More to come: An insider told The Sun : 'With so much material to work with there's every chance it could develop into multiple series

More to come: An insider told The Sun : ‘With so much material to work with there’s every chance it could develop into multiple series

Meanwhile, Regé recently reflected on the most difficult scene to Netflix, saying ‘it’s not always the extreme things that are the hardest.’ 

‘I think everyone has these heightened emotional moments in them at all times; you’re just controlling it and keeping it in check. The hardest moments are the very, very subtle barbs and hurts over the dinner table,’ he said. 

The actor continued: ‘When someone says something that you don’t get to blow up about, that you don’t get to cry about, you just have to take that sting right in the ribcage and express that through a flick of an eyebrow or through the way that you cut your peas.’ 

He, then, spoke of ‘a moment in the house of the Bridgertons where it’s ostensibly a quite calm, happy scene,’ but his character ‘really’ didn’t want to be there. 

‘But, you can’t say that. The kids are there and they’re all happy and playing and being accepted in exactly the warm and loving family that Simon never had,’ he reflected. ‘And that is never explicitly mentioned in the script in that moment.’ 

 

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Beloved: Meanwhile, Regé recently reflected on the most difficult scene to Netflix, saying ‘it’s not always the extreme things that are the hardest’ (pictured in 2016)

Beloved: Meanwhile, Regé recently reflected on the most difficult scene to Netflix, saying ‘it’s not always the extreme things that are the hardest’ (pictured in 2016)

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