March 15, 2023

Film & TV

Regé-Jean Page admits having 'horrendous coffee breath' while filming Bridgerton

Regé-Jean Page and her co-star Phoebe Dynevor had some weird encounters while filming Bridgerton

By Ellen James March 15, 2023

Regé-Jean Page admits having 'horrendous coffee breath' while filming Bridgerton

Regé-Jean Page claims he and his Bridgerton costar Phoebe Dynevor had "horrendous coffee breath" while filming the popular series.

Following their roles as Duke Simon Bassett and Daphne Bridgerton, the love leads in the first season of the historical Netflix series, in December 2020, Page and Dynevor both rose to international fame.

While giving an interview in The Late Show with Stephen Colbert    on Tuesday, Page brought up the show after debating what his Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves    costar Chris Pine smells like.

"That's what no one knows about 'Bridgerton,'" Page recalled. "Phoebe and I had horrendous coffee breath the whole way through. We made a pact early on."

He resumed: "It's one of the things you do, you approach the other actor and you go, 'Hey, so the scene is after lunch. What are our rules? Are we no onions? Are we no garlic? Do I have to get the coffee in early?'"

"And we both were like, 'Actually, I really like coffee so I don't mind.' Thank god. So we had a coffee safe space the whole way through that show."

Also in the interview, Page discussed how he handled becoming famous overnight after the success of Bridgerton.    It rose to the position of the most-watched Netflix original series ever in the month after its debut.

Three months after the publication of Bridgerton, Page claimed that when he went to film Dungeons & Dragons,  a radio broadcast began a search for him.

"When we were shooting 'Dungeons & Dragons,' we were in Belfast," the Bridgerton star said. "I remember landing in Northern Ireland and I got in the car. On the ride from the airport, the driver turned on the radio and they were running a competition to find me. They were like, 'Regé-Jean Page is in town. Call us if you know where he is.' So, I kind of holed up in the hotel."

Page went on saying: "A couple of people did [find me]. Folks are very, very friendly in Belfast, and very forthcoming. So it's not like anyone sneaked pictures. They just kind of ran up to me and grabbed me and was like, 'Welcome to Belfast!' 'Ahh! Thank you so much.'"

"After 'Bridgerton,' set was where people treated you normally. I just went to work and I had interaction with my workmates and the public became the performance space from being watched all day long," Page said. "I'm still learning how to navigate with grace because you want to meet people and you want to share the joy you give people."