For those nights when it’s hard to fall asleep, there are apps for it, including one that replaces the restless chatter in your brain with the soothing, romantic voice of the Duke of “Bridgerton” of Hastings telling you a bedtime story. .
Regé-Jean Page has joined Matthew McConaughey, Kate Winslet, Idris Elba, Mandy Moore and other celebrities telling bedtime stories, available through the sleep and meditation app, Calm, designed to help users walk around in the land of dreams.
The Anglo-Zimbabwean actor, who became a global idol in Netflix’s racy period drama “Bridgerton”, tells a story called “The Prince and the Naturalist.” With his melodious tones, Page takes listeners on a journey through Old England as a “naturalist and his royal pupil discover the wisdom of nature,” according to a statement from Calm.
“I know how precious relaxation is to all of us, especially in difficult times, so I couldn’t be happier to lend my voice to a sleep story,” Page, 31, said in a statement. . To get Page’s story, you need to sign up for Calm’s annual subscription for $ 69.99.
For “Bridgerton” fans, this is an immediate way to get your fix of Page, on top of binge-watching Season 1 again. Alas, Page will not be returning in Season 2 to play the dashing but conflicting Duke of Hastings, also known as Simon Basset. Much to viewers’ shock, he announced his departure from the Netflix hit in April, telling Variety that his character was only meant to be in the first season.
“Simon was this one-season antagonist bombshell, reforming and finding his real self through Daphne,” Page told Variety. “I think one of the bravest things in the romance genre is giving people a happy ending.”
Page will then be seen in two films, the Netflix action thriller “The Gray Man”, starring Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling, slated for release in 2022, and an adaptation of the role-playing game “Dungeons & Dragons”, starring Chris Pine and slated for release in 2023.