Everyone’s favourite single gal is back! Renée Zellweger reprises her role as Bridget Jones in a new movie, Bridget Jones’s Baby. And while some things are still the same (she’s single) others are completely new (she’s pregnant)!
“It’s so right to tell a story about Bridget in this stage of her life.”
The movie features favourite Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) as well as “a hot new billionaire named Mark Qwant” (played by Patrick Dempsey). At this point we now Bridget is pregnant but we have no idea who the father is. Apparently she doesn’t either. Oops!
“This is part of the new challenge, discovering where she is now in her new life,” says Renee. “But as an actress, it feels like stepping back with an old friend. I love this character, I like that she tells stories about what it’s like to be a woman and these really relatable situations at certain times in life.”
Bridget Jones’s Baby will be not be based on the novel Mad About the Boy, the third novel in the Bridget Jones book series. The plot will instead be inspired by columns written by author Helen Fielding.
Another favourite character Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) will unfortunately not be part of the film.
“I do think that if it was just me and a girl batting our eyelids at each other in a full-out romantic comedy, I would look a little sinister and weird at the age of 54,” he recently told a British magazine.
Bridget Jones’s Baby will be out in theatres on Sept. 16, 2016.