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The 'Secret Sauce' To D&D: Honor Among Thieves Is Its Ensemble, Says Rege Jean-Page

To the delight of fans of the game on which it is based on, "Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves" — which is directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley — is just days away from its release date of March 31, 2023. The fact that the film is based on a game means that it essentially has a built-in fan base — or at least a lot of people who will certainly see the movie and decide for themselves if they like it. And even if you haven't played "Dungeons & Dragons" before, plenty of fantasy adventure film fans will definitely be flocking to theaters to check it out.

Plus, there's a star-studded cast — "D&D: Honor Among Thieves" stars Chris Pine, Hugh Grant, Michelle Rodriguez, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, and "Bridgerton" breakout star Regé Jean-Page.

And according to Jean-Page, the list of actors working together is exactly why the film works. Recently, while sitting down with JoBlo Celebrity Interviews, Jean-Page said, "I think the secret sauce of this movie is that it's such a strong ensemble."

Jean-Page credits the other actors for making his character charming

Right off the bat, the interviewer told Regé Jean-Page that he found his character in "Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves" to be immensely charming. The actor plays Xenk Yendar, a paladin (a holy knight) who ages more slowly than normal. Jean-Page was incredibly flattered but was also quick to give credit to other people involved in the film, beginning with directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, who (alongside co-writer Michael Gilio) created such a charming character.

But Jean-Page also thinks that much of the charm comes from being able to act opposite such a strong cast. The actor explained, "I think [Xenk] is funny and charming because of how Chris Pine plays off of him, because of how Sophia Lillis plays off of him, because of the looks that you get from Michelle Rodriguez when [Xenk is] on screen."

Xenk brings a lot of humor to the table — but only in collaboration with the other characters, according to Jean-Page. He continued, "Everything that I set up is half of a joke, and then you have the joy of the rest of this cast just knocking it out when they finish it."