'It’s easy going back into the same old awkwardness with Colin...'
Bridget is back! Yep, Bridget Jones’s Baby has hit the silver screen – and we’re so excited.
12 years on from Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason, we see Bridge discover that she’s pregnant. After, er, getting frisky with both Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) and new love interest Jack Qwant (Patrick Dempsey). Oo-er.
So who’s the daddy? Well, you’ll have to watch to find out…
Of course, we’re thrilled that actress Renee Zellweger has returned. But did she have any hesitation in agreeing?
She tells Now: ‘Yes, absolutely. I wanted it to matter and if you make a third film based on a character beloved by so many people, you want to be careful with it.
‘I feel a responsibility to [author] Helen Fielding that we make something that doesn’t mess with her characters and her world. I wanted the story to be true to the tradition of this character.
‘There was a lot to explore and to decide on how to animate her evolution to this period of time – how she’s changed, how she’s grown and, most importantly, how she hasn’t.’
Of course, it’s great to have a new character in the shape of Jack. And he’s not too sore on the eyes, either…
But it must have been pretty nice for Renee and Colin to reunite after all this time, right?
She continues: ‘Colin and I have shared awkward moments and uncomfortable filming scenes, so it’s easy going back into the same old awkwardness with Colin.
‘He’s such a wonderful actor and just a warm, lovely person.’
Naw. We’re glad to hear it. Now, if only we could persuade Hugh Grant to return for another movie. Imagine a fountain fight between all THREE of them…