Regé-Jean Page graced the Saturday Night Live stage as the show’s latest guest host. During the episode, he poked fun at his heartthrob persona and steamy Bridgerton scenes.
As reported by E! Online, Page played around with the public’s perception of him as a “smoldering, sensual, smokeshow of a man” by showing his goofier side, such as singing “Unchained Melody” as he makes fun of being a sex symbol. He also acted opposite Pete Davidson and Mikey Day who pretend to be horrible intimacy coordinators on the set of Bridgerton.
Page did get a serious message out during the show. During his opening monologue, he said he was thrilled to play a part that allowed him to show people of color that they, too, are desirable and can be seen as such.
“I am genuinely so happy that the show has connected with so many people during lockdown, especially people who don’t normally get to see themselves as romantic leads on television,” he said.
You can watch the full episode at NBC or the NBCUniversal streaming service, Peacock.