Filming on the new 'Bridget Jones' movie has been put on hold after a cast member suffered an injury.

Production on 'Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy' is facing delays after a nasty incident away from the set left a major star hospitalised with a broken bone.

The incident happened before the cast were due to shoot a garden party scene at the Petersham Nurseries restaurant in Richmond, London and it is unclear when the injured performer will be able to return to filming.

An insider told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column: "It's a total disaster.

"This has all been so devastating for the entire cast and all the hardworking staff who were down to work.

"They'd been due to shoot some of the film's most important scenes and then they suffered this setback after a really unfortunate accident.

"Filming for the scenes might not start again until at least July, so the schedule has taken a hit.

"They've got a tight window, especially with having to work around the busy diaries of A-listers. It's a disaster."

The movie is set to be released in February 2025 and sees Renee Zellweger's Bridget adjusting to life as a single mother after the death of her husband Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) and star Sally Phillips – who plays Bridget's best friend Shazzer in the franchise – has told fans that the movie will be more than "just a trip down nostalgia lane".

She told Red magazine: "The script might be the best yet – definitely not just a trip down nostalgia lane."

Sally is grateful for her role in the films as she always enjoys working with co-stars James Callis and Shirley Henderson, who play Tom and Jude respectively.

The 54-year-old star said: "In those films, the friends always have the best time, because you’ve got people to hang out with.

"There’s a lot of night shoots, when you’re just eating chocolate ‘til four in the morning, then running past in the back of shot.

"James, Shirley and I always laugh ourselves sick. We always feel like we’re in trouble."