Bridgerton Star Regé-Jean Page is speaking out amid reports that she lost a television role due to race.
“Hearing about these conversations hurts no less now than it did back then,” Page admitted in a tweet on wednesday. “Clarifications almost hurt more [to be honest]. But he ended on a positive note: ‘I’m still doing my thing. We’re still doing the work. We’re still flying,’ along with a fist emoji.
Page did not specify what “conversations” he refers to, but “we keep flying” seems to refer to a piece of information in The Hollywood ReporterDetailed view of the Ray Fisher /League of Justice dispute. The story goes that Page, before he made Netflix audiences swoon, BridgertonDuke of Hastings – Audition for the starring role of Superman’s grandfather in the Syfy prequel series. Krypton. But DC Comics executive Geoff Johns, who was overseeing the series, “said Superman couldn’t have a black grandfather,” according to THR.
Johns also “believed that fans expected the character to look like a young Henry Cavill.”
Cameron Cuffe, who was eventually cast to play Superman’s grandfather in Krypton, intervened in the controversy on Wednesday night, tweeting, “Regé is an inspiration to me and thousands of other artists. No one should feel good benefiting from people or institutions that treat their fellow man so unfairly. The change must happen. “
Yet Page has recovered: his Bridgerton Last year’s breakup reportedly led to a host of movie deals – so many, in fact, that Page will not be returning to reprise his role in season 2 of Bridgerton.