Blame Bridgerton: Phoebe Dynevor Gets Ghosted by Hollywood?

Blame Bridgerton: Phoebe Dynevor Gets Ghosted by Hollywood?
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Breakout roles can make or break an actor's career. Some roles can get so huge the actors get forever typecast and can never shake off that one image.

  • Phoebe Dynevor struggles to break into Hollywood following the success of Bridgerton.
  • The four projects the actress has taken part in in recent years have gone completely unnoticed by US audiences.
  • Meanwhile, her co-star, Regé-Jean Page, is the talk of the town.

Is that what happened to Phoebe Dynevor? The 28-year-old British star burst onto the pop culture scene and into the hearts of fans after portraying Daphne Bridgerton, the female lead in Season 1 of the Netflix hit series Bridgerton.

But sadly, none of her roles since then have offered anything to write home about.

Phoebe Dynevor’s recent projects

  • The Colour Room (Clarice Cliff) 2021
  • Ten Percent (fictionalized version of herself) 2022
  • Bank of Dave (Alexandra) 2023
  • Fair Play (Emily Meyers) 2023

Since the first season of Bridgerton, Dynevor has landed four roles. Her first feature film was the biographical drama The Colour Room. But it was a British production that hardly made a blip on the radar across the pond.

Netflix seems to be the only American studio willing to give Dynevor a chance. The Bridgerton star has appeared in two of their other projects, one of which, the biographical comedy Bank of Dave, was produced in the UK.

Dynevor's first Hollywood-based project is Netflix's erotic psychological thriller Fair Play, which arrived on the platform on October 6, 2023. And while it has received positive reviews, in terms of popularity, it's a fraction of a David to Bridgerton's Goliath.

By contrast, Dynevor's Bridgerton co-star, Regé-Jean Page, has had a much more successful career in Hollywood since his Bridgerton debut.

Regé-Jean Page’s recent projects

  • The Gray Man (Denny Carmichael) 2022
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (Xenk Yendar) 2023

The actor who played Daphne Bridgerton's love interest, Simon Basset, has been cast in two Hollywood projects since his Bridgerton gig. And they both caught the public's attention.

The action thriller The Gray Man, starring Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, and other established actors, was distributed by Netflix.

But the next, even more notable project, Dungeons & Dragons, based on the role-playing tabletop game, was produced by Paramount Pictures, showing that the actor is finding his footing in Hollywood.

All in all, it seems that the Bridgerton hype has benefited Page much more than Dynevor. Although less than three years have passed since Bridgerton premiered, he has already appeared in two high-profile projects while his female co-star is still struggling to get herself noticed.

Does this mean hot actors are more in demand than hot actresses in Hollywood? Or has Dynevor just been less interested in moving to the US to pursue a film career there?

What do you think?