It was long ago established that Regé-Jean Page is as charming in real life as he is on Bridgerton. So, his endearing appearance at the 2021 NAACP Image Awards should really come as no surprise. The actor’s enthralling portrayal of the Duke of Hastings earned him the award for outstanding actor in a drama series, and in his speech, a visibly flabbergasted Page praised the Black community and the period show’s production team.
“It is the highest honor to represent us.”
“This absolutely goes out to all of the incredible people on our team, who made something so unique,” Page said. He added, “It is the highest honor to represent us and the fullness of our humanity, of our beauty, of our joy, of our glamour, of our splendor, of our royalty, of our romance, of our love. It is the highest honor to represent that, and to represent the people that I do represent, and I will do my absolute best to be worthy of that.” Watch the speech above.