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Yes, yes, we know. The Daytime Emmy winner is busy as hell playing The Young and the Restless’ Devon. But surely, the CBS soap would give the former child star (Family Matters — hello!) a pass to step into the spotlight that Netflix’s Bridgerton would provide.
Michael B. Jordan
What’s that, you say? The movie star is too big-time for even a hit series like Bridgerton? As if. Streaming services like Netflix have a knack for attracting A-listers like the Black Panther villain who got his start playing Reggie on All My Children.
Let’s not mince words, shall we? The heartthrob’s got not only the acting chops but the abs to fill — and slip out of — Regé-Jean Page’s period costumes. All the Days of Our Lives regular needs is a chance to list the Duke of Hastings on his IMDb page next to Eli.
Not only does the Grey’s Anatomy leading man have the looks and the charm to take over for Page, he’d probably have the easiest time in the world getting a break from the ABC drama, seeing as its creator Shonda Rhimes is also an executive producer on Bridgerton.
If you ask us, General Hospital has never quite utilized TJ’s portrayer to his full potential. But he’d certainly be put to the test by a part as complicated and combustable as that of Simon, a royal who carries with him a lifetime of pain, thanks to his dad.
With HBO’s Insecure wrapping with Season 5, the hottie will be free to raise temperatures on a new show. And Bridgerton EP Rhimes already knows just what a charisma machine he is, owing to his role on another of her series, How to Get Away With Murder.
Though the Guiding Light alum is best known for his long run as homophobic Veronica’s embattled gay son on The Haves and the Have Nots, he’s more than sharp enough a performer to make an audience believe his Simon could sweep Daphne off her feet — and keep all of London on its toes!
On everything from How to Get Away With Murder to The Bold and the Beautiful — he was Zende from 2015-17 — the up-and-comer proved that he could throw sparks with a brick wall. So he’d have less than zero trouble keeping the fires burning in the duke and duchess’ marriage.
We’d sooner get bucked than take the handsome actor away from Paramount Network’s hit, Yellowstone, where he plays ranch hand Colby. But we also love the idea of seeing him saddle up in a leading rather than supporting role — you know, like Simon.
Charles Michael Davis
If a picture says a thousand words, we’re just gonna leave this one here to say over and over again that the veteran of Chicago P.D., For the People, Younger and NCIS: New Orleans would make a positively smoldering successor for Page.