For years, Shonda Rhimes has been proving to be the queen of television. Previous years Bridgerton released to the world, the writing and production powerhouse was a huge success with shows such as Anatomy Gray, Scandal, and How to get away with murder. Bridgerton, of course, marks Rhimes ’first project with Netflix and has already been a huge success despite releasing less than a month ago.
Defined as Gossip Girl affected piece of time, Bridgerton a new and fun lifestyle during the Regency Era. The show is full of humor, romance, and plenty of deception. While the show is often told through the female lens, one male member has certainly stood out to the audience. Fans of the show are waking up positively over Regé-Jean Page playing Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings.
Regé-Jean Page worked on another show of Shonda Rhimes before ‘Bridgerton’
Fortunately enough, Bridgerton this is not the first Shondaland project that Page has been working on. Back in 2018, the actor played in the short-lived legal drama, For the People, but the show was canceled after just two short seasons. Fortunately, after seeing Page’s work, the executives felt it could be very appropriate Bridgerton and began discussions with him about the role. In an interview with Who wears, Page recalled his early conversations with the team about it Bridgerton.
“I was very familiar with the people I worked with at the company and with the company’s philosophy from the outside,” said Page Bridgerton. “I love the people in this company, and I trust them. When they want to restart something, I know they not only bring this kind of quick, quick, modern sense of humor, but they also have a strong sense of social responsibility. And so when we talk about production, it’s about representing who the audience is now and that’s for me what we do with the drama. I knew these people would do it with their hearts in the right place. “
Page remembers the first time he met Rhimes
But what is it like working with Rhimes? Although the producer is not always involved in the day-to-day processes of her shows, Page still remembers the first time he met her. According to the Bridgerton star, the experience made a big impact and showed Rhimes ’respect for everyone who helped bring the story to life.
“It was read at the table For the People, ”Page shared about his first meeting with Shonda Rhimes. “You know what? Maybe she was in a lab and I put that part of the room out so I could focus. But the first one I can remember is that we had a reading table for him For the People, and she said firmly to everyone before we started, ‘By the way, if you see a hook, I want you to see that hook. If you see words on the page do not change them. We respect the writers in this company, so please read what is written. ‘And so we were like,’ Great. Thank you, Queen Shonda. We were all replaced and read the words from the page. ‘”
As a writer himself we can certainly see why Rhimes made the actors pay homage to what he wrote. Clearly, the producer wants to make sure that everyone’s work is highly respected and that may be part of the reason why her shows are so popular and popular.