Move Over, Mr. Darcy! Regé-Jean Page Is the Regency-Era Man of Our Dreams

Grayson Gilcrease

The moment we laid eyes on Regé-Jean Page, it was all over. Between his roles as Chicken George on Roots, Leonard Knox on For the People, and Simon Basset on the upcoming Netflix series Bridgerton (which premieres on Dec. 25), it's hard not to be drawn in by Regé-Jean's piercing gaze and dazzling smile. The 30-year-old British-Zimbabwean actor is so charming, he could even make reading the phone book a work of art.

Not only is Regé-Jean devastatingly handsome, he's also witty on social media. We came for the thirst traps on his Instagram, but stayed for the hilarious captions and uplifting posts. That's right - Regé-Jean frequently takes the time to speak out about topics that are important to him, like representation and toxic masculinity. When they say "Get you a man who can do both," they mean Regé-Jean. If all the recent Bridgerton content has left you thirsting after this gentleman, the pictures ahead will surely leave you satisfied.

Related: Watch the Full Trailer for Shonda Rhimes's Salacious Period Drama, Bridgerton