Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page is stepping into the world of comedy, as he's preparing to host his first episode of Saturday Night Live. Page will be taking the stage alongside another rookie, musical guest Bad Bunny on Saturday, February 20th. Page has become incredibly popular ever since Bridgerton came to Netflix in December of 2020, as it was named the platform's most popular original series and has already been renewed for a second season.
Following the announcement this past weekend, Netflix shared a photo of the upcoming show's lineup, writing, "From Bridgerton to New York! Can't wait to see Regé-Jean Page host Saturday Night Live!" While Page hasn't yet spoken about the upcoming show, he's reposted the grand announcement on social media.
Many Bridgerton fans are incredibly excited about this new opportunity for Page, tweeting things like, "Wow, proof of how huge BRIDGERTON is? Regé-Jean Page is hosting SNL next week." The actor is the first Bridgerton cast member to make an appearance on SNL since the series first hit Netflix in December of 2020. But the drama has been brought up on SNL on previous episodes, including on January 31st, when the cast came up with new theme songs for Bridgerton and some other shows.
John Krasinski was the host of that episode, and he certainly brought some surprises to the stage. During the opening monologue, cast members continuously interrupted him and encouraged him to act more like his beloved character from The Office, Jim. They even demanded that Krasinksi "kiss Pam," who was Jim's love interest.
Pete Davidson suggested that The Office fans have started to believe that Jim and Pam's romance is real and then proceeded to say they "really need for someone to be Pam." While Pam wasn't present, Krasinski did his best to give the people what they wanted. And that's where Davidson came in; He essentially became Pam's replacement, as he and Krasinski embraced in a passionate kiss on stage. "That did feel really good," John joked. "Wow, thank you, Pam." Stay tuned for more SNL laughs, as Regé-Jean Page prepares to host his first episode.