Bridgerton star Rage-Jean Page has reacted to a news report claiming that he lost on behalf of the iconic DC superhero Superman’s grandfather due to his skin color. According to a news from The Hollywood Reporter, Page auditioned several years ago to play the role of Seg-El, Superman’s grandfather in Krypton’s series, which was designed to be an extension of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU).
However, former co-chairman of DC Films, Geoff Johns, shot down the idea of casting, allegedly saying “Superman may not have a black grandfather”.
On Wednesday, the 31-year-old actor addressed the report in a post on Twitter. “Hearing about these conversations no longer happened until it returned. Explanations almost hurt more tbh (to be honest). Still just talking about myself. Still we work. We still fly, ”Page wrote.
Hearing about these conversations, it is no longer that it is back. Explanations almost hurt more.
Still just talking about myself.
Still we work.
We still fly.
– Reggae-Jean Page (@regejean) 7 April, 2021
Seg-El’s character was eventually portrayed in Krypton by actor Cameron Cuff, created by David S. Goyer and Damian Kindler.
Based on the untold story of Superman’s grandfather and his fight for justice on Superstar’s home planet, the show was scheduled for nearly 200 years before Superman was born.
Krypton ran for two seasons on Syfy before being canceled in 2019.
Page first broke up with the period drama series Bridgaderton, produced by Shonda Rhimes, in which she played the role of Simon Bassett, Duke of Hastings.
The actor would next be seen in the Rosso Brothers film The Gray Man, which featured Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans and Ana De Aramas as well as Paramount’s Dungeons & Dragons.