Colin Firth (L), Renee Zellweger and Hugh Grant starred in the first and second movies (Picture: REX)
Bridget Jones’s Diary is turning 20 next year and we’re feeling incredibly old.
Based on the 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 history as one of the classics.
Of course, the three actors went on to reprise their roles in the second film, The Edge of Reason and then Renee and Colin returned again for a third, but fans are still in need of another Bridget fix.
In fact, a BBC Two documentary is set to dissect the character and why she’s so beloved, celebrating 25 years since the release of the first book.
Will there be another Bridget Jones film?
While nothing is confirmed, the actors and writer haven’t ruled it out.
Speaking to Lorraine Kelly on her show last year, Renee, 51, revealed: ‘I don’t know. I know Helen’s written the book. It means there’s a possibility.’
The actress has also made it clear that she’d be up for continuing the franchise, suggesting a name to CBS show The Talk: ‘Bridget Jones: The Menopause!’
‘No, I know Helen’s written the book, and I love this character,’ she continued. ‘So, I mean, if they call me, I’ll go running.’
Renee would ‘go running’ at the chance to return for another instalment (Picture: REX)
Would Colin Firth and Hugh Grant reprise their roles for a fourth film?
Although Hugh, 60, decided not to return for the third film, he’s not ruled out coming back for a fourth, as it all depends on the story for him.
He said at a press conference for Amazon’s A Very English Scandal (via Vulture): ‘I don’t know, I don’t know. It depends on the story.’
Colin could return for the fourth film, given that the third left things pretty open-ended, diverting from the plot in the book, which saw Mark being killed during a trip to Afghanistan.
However, Colin hasn’t spoken about it as much as Renee and Hugh – so only time will tell!
Colin’s character had a different fate in the books (Picture REX/Shutterstock)
Why didn’t Hugh Grant return for the third Bridget Jones film?
Hugh was originally set to return for Bridget Jones’ Baby, but ultimately decided the story wasn’t right for his character.
He told Bustle at the time: ‘When they came to me a few years ago, they had a good central premise, but I didn’t think the script completely worked.
‘So I worked with them on it for some time, almost a year, I think, and I could never make the second half of the film work, as far as I was concerned, especially for my character.
‘So in the end we sort of ran out of time, and I said, “I think you should make it with someone else.”‘
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