The year that Bridget Jones has her baby is finally here. Who the father is, however, remains unknown, even by Renee Zellweger herself.
The cast of Bridget Jones’s Baby are filming three different endings in a bid to avoid plot leaks and will not find out how the romcom ends until the premiere.
Zellweger will be “kept in the dark” along with Colin Firth who returns as Mark Darcy and newcomer Patrick Dempsey, who plays love rival Mark Qwant.
“It’s kind of brilliant,” she told the Sunday Express. “None of the cast knows who fathered Bridget’s baby or who she’ll choose as her beau. The plan is to keep us all in the dark, right up to the premiere.”
Unlike the previous two movies Bridget Jones’s Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Bridget Jones’s Baby will not be based on Helen Fielding’s book, Mad About the Boy.
Eleven years have passed since we last saw Bridget set to live happily ever after with Mark in 2004. Naturally, times have changed.
“She’s a bit more mature and has moved on, as we all have,” Zellweger told Entertainment Weekly. “I like that she tells what it’s like to be a woman in these really relatable situations. It’s so right to tell a story about Bridget in this stage of her life.”
Bridget Jones in quotes
Bridget Jones in quotes
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“It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one part of your life starts going okay, another falls spectacularly to pieces.”
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"Bridget Jones, wanton sex goddess, with a very bad man between her thighs...Dad?"
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“One must not live one's life through men but must be complete on oneself as a woman of substance.”
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“We were always taught, instead of waiting to be swept off our feet, to 'expect little, forgive much'.”
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“Resolution number one: Obviously will lose twenty pounds. Number two: Always put last night's panties in the laundry basket."
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“I will not get upset over men, but instead be poised and cool ice-queen.”
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“I will not fall for any of the following: alcoholics, workaholics, commitment phobics, people with girlfriends or wives, misogynists, megalomanics, chauvists, emotional fuckwits or freeloaders, perverts.”
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“When someone loves you it's like having a blanket all round your heart...”
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"I decided to get a grip on my life and start a diary"
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“I realise it has become too easy to find a diet to fit in with whatever you happen to feel like eating and that diets are not there to be picked and mixed but picked and stuck to, which is exactly what I shall begin to do once I've eaten this chocolate croissant.”
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"Valentine's Day purely commercial, cynical enterprise, anyway. Matter of supreme indifference to me."
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“Can I officially confirm that the way to a man's heart these days is not through beauty, food, sex, or alluringness of character, but merely the ability to seem not very interested in him.”
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The thing is, I like you, very much, just as you are"
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“I'm no good at anything. Not men. Not social skills. Not work. Nothing.”
Original director Sharon Maguire is at the helm, working on a new script written by Fielding with One Day author David Nicholls.
Firth reprises his role after telling The Independent last year that he was “ready for that moment”. “It would have to have somewhere to go,” he said when pressed to get cracking on the threequel. “Back at the time I said that a third one should only happen if we were telling a story about having moved into a different generation when we were all beginning to deteriorate a little bit.”
Bridget Jones’s Baby arrives in UK cinemas on 16 September.Reuse content