She’s been missing from our screens since the 2004 release of The Edge of Reason, and now she’s finally coming back! The third film of the Bridget Jones saga is almost here and you can watch the trailer now….
It was more than ten years ago that we last saw her on the big screen, and it was about time our beloved hot mess came back.
Bridget Jones’s Baby is the third film portraying the fictional Brit’s life, and you can guess what’s coming her way from the title. It’s time for Bridget to make way for someone new in her life…
Warning: spoilers from this point on!
From the trailer, we know that Bridget’s happily ever after life with Mark Darcy didn’t go as planned and the two went their separate ways.
After divorcing Mark Darcy, Bridget gets back to enjoying single life
Bridget resumes her single life and everything seems to be going well for her. She managed to climb the career ladder (much more easily than climbing a fireman’s pole, we’d imagine) and is now an executive producer.
Despite her divorce, her love life also seems to be in good health as she gets involved with former Grey’s Anatomy McDreamy Patrick Dempsey – you go Bridget!
Grey’s Anatomy Patrick Dempsey is Bridget’s new love interest in the film
However, it all appear to go south though when Bridget, now in her forties, finds out she’s going to become a mum and isn’t sure who the father is. Will it be Colin Firth’s Mark or the recently arrived Patrick?
Who’s the father?
Turns out, not even the cast know! In an interview with the Sunday Express, Renée revealed that they have filmed three different endings to the film, so no one knows who the father is or who she’ll pick for her happy ending… again.
‘It’s kind of brilliant. None of the cast knows who fathered Bridget’s baby or who she’ll choose as her beau’, Renée said. ‘The plan is to keep us all in the dark, right up to the premiere.’
The film will be released in UK cinemas later this year, in September, and will include a cameo from singer Ed Sheeran, and Emma Thompson as Bridget’s doctor.
If you, like us, are already quite excited and even bothered to put the date down on your calendar, rest assured we’re not the only ones. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Renée said she’s excited for the character’s retun: ‘This is part of the new challenge, discovering where she is now in her new life. But as an actress, it feels like stepping back with an old friend.
‘I love this character, I like that she tells stories about what it’s like to be a woman and these really relatable situations at certain times in life. It’s so right to tell a story about Bridget in this stage of her life.’
Who are you betting will be the father – Mark or Jack? Take your guesses in the comments below!