After taking a break for six years, Renee Zellweger is back on the big screen in one of her most iconic roles. Bridget Jones's Baby is the third film in the rom-com series that started in 2001.
It's been 12 years since we last saw Bridget, and Zellweger feels like the break helped prepare her to revisit the character. "I have a different perspective now," she says. "I worked on the other side of things for awhile, so I understand it a little bit better. Yes, I'm definitely back, but different. Now my life comes first."
This is why she's reluctant to open up to the media, especially amid criticism about her opinions or appearance. "I'm a private person, so it's difficult for me to talk to the whole world like we're all best friends," she says.
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Renee Zellweger reportedly needs a little help perfecting her English accent for ‘Bridget Jones’ Baby’.
Renee Zellweger has hired a voice coach to help her regain her English accent for Bridget Jones’ Baby, according to reports in a British tabloid. The 46-year-old American actor has previously played Bridget in two previous films but, in all fairness to Zellweger, it has been a while since she needed to put on Bridget’s posh accent.
Renee Zellweger filming for Bridget Jones' Baby in London in October 2015.
The first picture of Renee Zellweger in ‘Bridget Jones’ Baby’ has been released.
Bridget Jones is back! The first image from the third film in the Bridget Jones film franchise, based on the bestselling books by Helen Fielding, has been released. The picture isn’t giving much away about the upcoming film, Bridget Jones’ Baby, as it simply shows Renee Zellweger, as Bridget, smiling into the camera.
Renee Zellweger as Bridget Jones in the first image from Bridget Jones' Baby.
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‘Bridget Jones’ Baby’, the third Bridget Jones movie, will see Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth reprise their roles. Patrick Dempsey is also in talks with producers to star.
A third Bridget Jones movie, entitled Bridget Jones' Baby, is in the work with Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth reprising their roles as Jones and Mark Darcy. Patrick Dempsey, the American actor best known for his role as Dr. Derek Shepherd on Grey’s Anatomy, is also expected to feature in the film.
Renee Zellweger at the 21st Annual Elle Women in Hollywood Awards in L.A., October 2014.
The latest edition to the Bridget Jones saga, 'Mad About The Boy', dubbed a 'disappointment', not believable and 'posh' by online critics.
The drastic new backstory for one of the world's best-loved middle class but mediocre characters has already caused a major stir among Jones fans since it was revealed, and it seems that it has put a considerable downer on the entire novel.
The other week, fans flooded Twitter and Facebook to offload their anger and grief at the fact that Helen Fielding has killed off the 'Pride and Prejudice' inspired Mark Darcy, leaving Bridget a wealthy widow and single mother of two.
'Bridget Jones's Diary' suffers a casualty as the author, Helen Fielding, kills off Mr Darcy.
The Author of 'Bridget Jones's Diary' has horrified fans with the death of Bridget's Husband, Mark Darcy.
Helen Fielding returned to column writing with a shocking announcement.
The 55-year-old published an extract from her new book 'Mad About The Boy' in today's (Sept 29th) Sunday Times Magazine, and revealed that Jones is back as a 51 year-old mother of two but she also is a widow.
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She's still working on the book, so don't take that already vague release date too seriously, but Helen Fielding's popular Bridget Jones' diary is to return in the form of a third book, with the third film also set for 2013
Fielding's literary agents, Aitken Alexander Associates, say there is no concrete date as Helen "is still writing the book" and a spokesperson told Newsbeat, they are "under the impression it could be on sale in October of this year". So with the new film already having been confirmed, will the book be focussed on Bridget Jones' baby? We think it will be. Any news on the franchise has been minimal, but speaking to BBC Radio 4's Women's Hour last November, Fielding said: "I'm having a lot of fun and it's very funny and it's making me laugh." Now all she's got to do is make us laugh!
The Jones' Diary books actually started as a column in the independent before Fielding turned her character into a worldwide household name. Both of the existing books sold more than 15 million copies and are published in more than 40 countries around the world. The subsequent films were also instant Brit-hits, taking more than $280 million (£178m) at the box office.
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