Renée Zellweger returns in ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’

In just two weeks, Bridget Jones is back, not with another diary. This time she’s having a baby! It’s Renée Zellweger’s first movie since taking a hiatus from Hollywood six years ago, and she tells us why now was the right time to return.

Twelve years after the last Bridget Jones movie, she’s back on the big screen, and she’s facing a whole new challenge.

Renée Zellweger (as Bridget Jones): “I’m pregnant!”

And not only is the she pregnant…

Colin Firth (as Mark Darcy): “So you have no idea which of us is the father?”

This movie doesn’t just mark the return of Bridget Jones, but also the woman who plays her. This is Renée Zellweger’s first film since taking a six-year hiatus from Hollywood.

Renée Zellweger: “I wanted a little normalcy. I learned a lot with each of those experiences, and I wanted to learn something that nothing to do with researching a character.”

Renée calls this movie a fresh start.

Renée Zellweger: “I missed it, and to come back and begin again with this old extended dysfunctional family was a really nice way to begin again.”

The father of Bridget Jones’s baby could either be her love interest from the first two movies, Colin Firth, or her new fling, played by Patrick Dempsey. Both of them are fighting for Bridget’s attention.

Patrick Dempsey: “That is a question that came quite a bit. Would there be a fight? Which there isn’t. It’s an interesting battle of insecurities for both men, and I think each man feels insecure about the other in the sense of one has the shared history and one has no history.”

Colin Firth: “I missed all these people, and I don’t think I knew how much I had until we saw each other.”

Patrick Dempsey (as Jack): “Are you in love with him?”

Renée Zellweger (as Bridget Jones): “I have been in the past.”

Patrick Dempsey (as Jack): “And me?”

Renée Zellweger (as Bridget Jones): “I could be one day.”

For Renée Zellweger, coming back to Bridget Jones was like saying hello to an old friend.

Renée Zellweger: “It’s so much fun to play a person who is so open and awkward and self-depreciating, but embraces herself anyway.”

“Bridget Jones’s Baby” is due into theaters on Sept. 16

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