While many fans indulged in watching the steamy scenes in Bridgerton where Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor were more than infatuated with each other, the British actor recently revealed that he does not like at all to watch himself doing such adventurous scenes. During the latest installment of The Hollywood Reporter's Emmy Roundtable series, the Bridgerton star discussed what it was like to watch himself doing those memorable sex scenes.
On the show, let's just recall that Regé-Jean Page, who plays the Duke of Hastings Simon Bassett, had many sex scenes with his co-star, Phoebe Dynevor, who plays his love interest Daphne Bridgerton. No one was sufficiently prepared. I wasn't sufficiently prepared, and I was there," Page said with a laugh. "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." explained the actor.
Page continued explaining that while the fans were more than happy but he was feeling overwhelmed, his family was also not ready to be watching his backside, and they were not amused at all but made an exception this time. He continued, "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."
Funnily enough, this is not the first time Regé-Jean Page has talked about his family and the sex scenes. Some months ago in an appearance in 'The Graham Norton Show' he revealed that like many families nowadays, they have a Whatsapp group and when they got to those episodes many flames and peaches emojis appeared in conversation, adding that “A couple of cousins missed the memo. So they’re watching the show and I got a very stern message in my Instagram DMs just going, ‘There really needs to be a cousin warning.’”
Meanwhile, in other interviews, his co-star Phoebe Dynevor told The Drew Barrymore Show that she fast-forwarded the sex scenes while watching Bridgerton with her grandparents, saying, “I had to stand there with the remote ready at any given point to fast-forward for them not to see any of the things I didn’t want them to see. We got through it. It was PG-13 for my grandparents.”
While people have applauded the NSFW scenes, both actors have spoken about it freely and have revealed that they are thankful because there was an intimacy coordinator on set who helped them orchestrate everything in order to feel safe. 'I always get back to the fact that [our intimacy coach] Lizzy [Talbot] was on set for that scene. If we didn't have an intimacy coordinator, it would be our director, who was a male, coming up to me and telling me what to do. That would have been awkward.' revealed Phoebe.