Regé-Jean Page has put his womanizing ways behind him—at least, in Bridgerton.

He reiterated his intention to not return to the Ton, having played the role of Duke Simon Basset on season one. According to him, “They can do whatever they wish.” Variety when asked if he’d be OK with the series recasting the role. “Shonda [Rhimes]We had an amazing conversation after season 1. That was a great landing.

Bridgerton‘s season one finale saw his character and Phoebe DynevorTheir first child was a sign that they were beginning a new chapter together. More than that, it was a sign that the once-promiscuous Duke is, as Regé-Jean put it, a reformed “Regency f–kboy.”

“We did such a good job on the redemptive arc, that people forget Simon’s horribleness,” said The Gray ManStar said. Star said. It’s important to have courage when ending stories such as this.