“Simon was this bomb of a one-season antagonist, to be reformed and to find his true self through Daphne,” he said. “I think one of the bravest things about the romance genre is allowing people a happy ending.”
“Me and my friends used to joke about the fact that you don’t see a Black man on a horse,” he said.
There’s been lots of speculation that Page could become the first James Bond played by a Black actor. He jokingly refers to it as the “B-word.”
“I can’t talk about the B-word, because I’ve got nothing to say on the B-word,” he said. “I can’t talk about which jobs I’m not doing, because I’m not doing them, [but] I’m very happy with the work I am doing.”
Page is keeping busy with forthcoming roles in the films “Dungeons & Dragons” and “The Gray Man.”
And he’s found a mentor of sorts in “This Is Us” star Sterling K. Brown, who Page met during the 2016 Emmy season.
Brown was impressed.
“He wasn’t somebody who’s like, ‘Give me a couple of years and I’ll be making $10 million a flick,'” Brown said of Page. “He really loves the art of illuminating the human condition.”