It all started with his monologue, which involved a lot of screaming audience members, and the most accurate description of Bridgerston ever: “The show that made everyone text their moms and say, ‘you know what? Nevermind, I don’t think we should watch this together.'”
During the February 20 live show, Page went on to discuss his post-Duke of Hastings fame, which made the British actor a household name seemingly overnight. “It’s a bit of a racy show. Because of that, people may associate me with this smoldering, sensual, smoke show,” Page said. “But I assure you I’m just a regular guy and I’m here to show you a good time.”
“I am nothing like my character, The Duke,” he insists before sultry music begins to play. “I’m actually quite shy. It’s hard to talk about myself because, well. I just want to listen.” I don’t think I can accurately describe why that was so hot but it was. Maybe it was the red wine he pulled out of nowhere.
But that’s not where the Bridgerton callouts end. There’s a full sketch devoted to the steamy Netflix period drama. In fact, the monologue wasn’t even the only time Page said “I burn for you” that night.
Towards the end of the episode, Page revisits the brooding Simon Bassett, Duke of Hastings, in a sketch involving shooting a sex scene with Bridgerton’s Phoebe Dynevor (played, of course, by Fineman). Specifically, the honeymoon scene in episode 6.
“I burn for you, Daphne,” Page said, just before Bridgerton “director” Kate McKinnon calls cut and clears the set before introducing the actors to a pair of intimacy coordinators played by Pete Davidson and Mikey Day. It goes about as well as you’d expect.