Rege-Jean Page Overwhelmed With Awkwardness When Watching 'Bridgerton' Sex Scenes
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The Duke of Hastings depicter admits he was not 'sufficiently prepared' for the awkwardness of watching his own steamy scene on the Netflix period hit series.

AceShowbiz - Rege-Jean Page found it "overwhelming" watching his steamy "Bridgerton" scenes.

The actor - who played Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings in the hit Netflix period drama - admitted neither he nor his family was "sufficiently prepared" for the awkwardness of seeing the racy moments on screen.

"No one was sufficiently prepared. I wasn't sufficiently prepared, and I was there," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "I think people were grateful for the intensity of the romantic aspects of Bridgerton; I'm not sure how grateful I was to watch it for myself."

"It was overwhelming. But I think people were looking to be overwhelmed."

Naturally, his family didn't enjoy the scenes as much as the public, but they were able to set any awkwardness aside because of the success of the show.

"My family doesn't want to be overwhelmed by my backside, specifically, too often, but they'll take it on this occasion because everyone seems to be terribly happy," he smiled.

Rege-Jean also discussed his now-found sex symbol status, insisting he doesn't think it overshadows his talents as an actor.

"I don't think I need to scream, because hopefully I can do that in the work," he added.

Despite being fans favorite during the first season, Rege-Jean Page won't be back to reprise his role in the upcoming sophomore installment.

He justified his departure from the show, insisting the arc had completed. "It's a one-season arc. It's going to have a beginning, middle, end," he previously said. "[I thought] 'That's interesting,' because then it felt like a limited series. I get to come in, I get to contribute my bit and then the Bridgerton family rolls on."

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