Colin Firth (L), Renee Zellweger and Hugh Grant starred within the first and second films (Image: REX)
Bridget Jones’s Diary is popping 20 subsequent 12 months and we’re feeling extremely outdated.
Primarily based on the e book by Helen Fielding, and starring Renee Zellweger (Bridget), Hugh Grant (Daniel Cleaver) and Colin Firth (Mark Darcy), it’s gone down in rom-com historical past as one of many classics.
In fact, the three actors went on to reprise their roles within the second movie, The Fringe of Purpose after which Renee and Colin returned once more for a 3rd, however followers are nonetheless in want of one other Bridget repair.
In truth, a BBC Two documentary is ready to dissect the character and why she’s so beloved, celebrating 25 years because the launch of the primary e book.
Will there be one other Bridget Jones movie?
Whereas nothing is confirmed, the actors and author haven’t dominated it out.
Chatting with Lorraine Kelly on her present final 12 months, Renee, 51, revealed: ‘I don’t know. I do know Helen’s written the e book. It means there’s a chance.’
The actress has additionally made it clear that she’d be up for persevering with the franchise, suggesting a reputation to CBS show The Talk: ‘Bridget Jones: The Menopause!’
‘No, I do know Helen’s written the e book, and I like this character,’ she continued. ‘So, I imply, in the event that they name me, I’ll go working.’
Renee would ‘go working’ on the probability to return for one more instalment (Image: REX)
Would Colin Firth and Hugh Grant reprise their roles for a fourth movie?
Though Hugh, 60, determined to not return for the third movie, he’s not dominated out coming again for a fourth, because it all relies on the story for him.
He mentioned at a press convention for Amazon’s A Very English Scandal (via Vulture): ‘I don’t know, I don’t know. It relies on the story.’
Colin may return for the fourth movie, provided that the third left issues fairly open-ended, diverting from the plot within the e book, which noticed Mark being killed throughout a visit to Afghanistan.
Nevertheless, Colin hasn’t spoken about it as a lot as Renee and Hugh – so solely time will inform!
Colin’s character had a unique destiny within the books (Image REX/Shutterstock)
Why didn’t Hugh Grant return for the third Bridget Jones movie?
Hugh was initially set to return for Bridget Jones’ Child, however finally determined the story wasn’t proper for his character.
He told Bustle on the time: ‘Once they got here to me a couple of years in the past, that they had a superb central premise, however I didn’t assume the script fully labored.
‘So I labored with them on it for a while, nearly a 12 months, I believe, and I may by no means make the second half of the movie work, so far as I used to be involved, particularly for my character.
‘So in the long run we form of ran out of time, and I mentioned, “I believe it is best to make it with another person.”‘
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