Bridget, who is unable to cook! Bridget Jones’s Diary was a huge hit when it debuted in April 2001 — and its stars have only kept rising.
Renée ZellwegerHe was the title diarist in several films, including “The Greatest Showmanship” (1995). Jerry MaguireAnd Nurse BettyBut Bridget Jones’s DiaryShe was undoubtedly a star. In 2002, she was the Pam is the Best ThingAlthough she was nominated for her Oscar debut, the actress lost to Halle Berry.
Based on the novel of same name Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones’s DiaryBridget, a thirty-year-old woman, tries to find love with Daniel Cleaver, her coworker.Hugh Grant) while fending off her family’s attempts to set her up with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth). Over the course of the film and its two sequels — Bridget Jones: The Edge of ReasonAnd Bridget Jones’s Baby — Bridget deals with ups and downs in both her personal and professional life, all the while approaching things with a sense of dry British humor.
“What I love the most about Bridget is her vulnerability and her openness,” Zellweger told Vanity FairSeptember 2016, about the character “I love that she makes it OK to be imperfect. That makes me root and cheer for her every time.”
The third film featured Bridget and Mark settling down after having their son. Cold Mountain actress hasn’t ruled out the possibility of reprising the role in a fourth film. “I hope so,” she said in April 2022 when asked if she would ever return to the franchise.
“I love being in her shoes,” she added during an interview on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show. “It makes me giggle every day on set, the choices that we get to make about just how awkward we can make her circumstances. It’s just so much fun.”
Firth said that Bridget was his favorite part of being Mark Darcy. “One of the greatest incentives for doing this again was to see Renée in the role again,” he told ColliderSeptember 2016, explaining why he was interested in the third movie. “I enjoy playing Mr. Darcy, but I’m not hungry to play Mark Darcy again. It’s not an ambition. But it is something of an ambition to see Renée inhabit that role again, because I think it’s one of the best characters ever created.”
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