Everyone's favourite singleton is back; the first trailer for Bridget Jones's Baby has officially landed.
Shot in London last year, it's the third entry into the beloved Brit franchise; following the 2001 original, and 2004's Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. Colin Firth will reprise his role as Mark Darcy, with Grey's Antatomy's Patrick Dempsey coming on board as love rival and suave billionaire Mark Qwant.
The film will see Jones on the hunt to discover which of these two desirable matches is the father to her unborn child; working on similar mechanics to the earlier films, with Dempsey filling in for a now-absent Hugh Grant, who played the seedy Daniel Cleaver in the two previous films. You can also get a glimpse of cameos from Emma Thompson and Ed Sheeran, with scenes shot at his Croke Park gig in Dublin.
Who the eventual father turns out to be is a fact not even the cast and crew have any knowledge of, as three different endings were filmed in a bid to avoid potential plot leaks.
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.”
Though there has been some concern that Zellweger's lack of weight gain for the role is an inauthentic move away from the character's core relatability, director Sharon Maguire has stated the change is merely a reflection of where Jones is in her life; "we all really loved the notion that Bridget, 15 years on, had finally reached her ideal weight… somewhere between a UK size 10 or 12… but still hadn’t solved any of her issues about love and loneliness."
Directed by Sharon Maguire, the film takes its basis from the columns author Helen Fielding wrote for The Independent between 2005 and 2006.
Bridget Jones's Baby hits UK cinemas 16 September.
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