BRIDGERTON is one of the front-runners for Sunday night’s Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, with 12 nominations.
But it sounds like there’s more drama off camera than on – with many of the cast furious they have been stopped from going to the glitzy event.
Rege-Jean Page (left) is the only cast member allowed to attend the Emmy’s after he quit as Simon Bassett, Duke of Hastings[/caption]
Covid isolations and set lockdowns have meant that the second series of the hit Netflix show – which is filmed in England – is so far behind that the stars have been told they aren’t allowed to make the trip to Hollywood and instead have to stay home and work.
That means the only series one cast member who does get to go is REGE-JEAN PAGE, after he dramatically quit as Simon Bassett, Duke of Hastings, ahead of the second season.
A TV insider said: “Publicly the stars are putting on a brave face and the corporate line is that they are happy to watch from home.
“However, there is huge disappointment and upset, because many of them wanted to head over to Hollywood to celebrate all they have achieved.
“People forget that the cast never had a chance to do premieres, media appearances or meet and greets because of the restrictions.
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“When the Emmy noms came through the feeling was that there would be time made for them to head to LA to truly celebrate.
“But Covid outbreaks mean the show is running behind and there are immigration issues around some talent wanting to fly in but needing the correct visas.
“Essentially, the cast are not going and there are no ifs or buts. Ironically, Rege is the one who is free from the show and now can revel in his success, hang out with the biggest TV stars around and mingle with key players in Hollywood.
“Sure, people are happy for Rege, but at the same time many of them are gutted and utterly disappointed that the LA trip was ruled out.”
The show is up for Outstanding Drama Series, while Rege-Jean is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
At least he will be able to have a knees-up come Sunday.