Regé-Jean Page Reveals How His Family Reacted to His Steamy Sex Scenes in Bridgerton
"I got a very stern message in my Instagram DMs just going, 'There really needs to be a cousin warning,'" the actor joked
In the hit Netflix period drama, Page's character, Simon Bassett, the Duke of Hastings, has a series of intimate sex scenes with costar Phoebe Dynevor, who plays Daphne Bridgerton.
During a Thursday appearance on The Graham Norton Show, Page, 31, revealed that his family discussed the scenes in a group chat, signaling the ones to avoid with "flashing red light emojis."
"We've got a family WhatsApp group, so there's a couple flashing red light emojis and there's the odd peach emoji — certain people have threatened to rate my peach," he joked.
But some of his cousins weren't included in the chat — and didn't know what they had coming when they watched the series.
"A couple of cousins missed the memo," Page said. "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.'"
He recalled his cousin telling him, "I had to make so many tactical cups of tea — I left the room to make my tactical cup of tea and came back and you were still going!'"
"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," she said. "We got through it. It was PG-13 for my grandparents."
Earlier this week, Page was nominated for a SAG Award for his performance in the Shonda Rhimes-produced series. The cast as a whole was also nominated for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series.
"There's something extra special about being seen by your peers," Page wrote on Instagram following the news. "Bravo team Bridgerton, for being seen as among the very finest of the world's collective companies of peerless players!"