Regé-Jean Page is without doubt Hollywood’s latest heartthrob. The Zimbabwean-British Actor who plays the Duke of Hastings; Simon Basset in  Netflix’s new lavish period drama, Bridgerton has won the hearts of many not just with his superb portrayal of the bad boy character but also with his delightfully good looks!

In a new feature, Who What Wear profiles Netflix’s new leading man and he talks about working with superstar producer Shonda Rhimes, researching costumes and his relationship with fashion – off the screen.

Read excerpts below:

On his favourite Simon Basset look

There is a particular robe that he likes to kind of lounge in around the castle that I wish I could bring into my daily life. I think that may be my new life goal. It’s this kind of red patent robe, but again, it was something we talked about him bringing back from Mesopotamia on his travels. I adored that. That’s probably my favourite casual Simon look.


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On his relationship with fashion
It’s something I’m aware of and admire in people who have a healthy relationship with it. I feel like my relationship is like that slightly sickly child of the world who’s always got a runny nose. But we’re working on it. I’m trying to feed it some vitamins, beef it up a little bit. I generally trust people wiser than myself with fashion. I play it very safe, generally. I like to just wear clothes and then beyond that I let people go, “Oh god, please don’t do that.” And then they advise me. I would have never been able to do it on my own.

On fashionistas that he admires
I think Harry Styles and Billy Porter are having fun. Baseline, you should be able to have fun with your fashion. It’s allowed people to be a wider, more colourful, brighter version of themselves than they thought they could be before. I think that’s what art, fashion, and culture are all about.

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Writer: @jbake21
Photographer: @juliandakdouk
Stylist: @jennyricker
Groomer: @barbaraguillaume
Barber: @christopherleneo