Renée Zellweger agrees to star in a 'Bridget Jones 4'
Could... could it be? We've been lucky enough, folks, to have enjoyed as many as three (three!) Bridget Jones films, but now it seems as though could there be a fourth?!
Well, if Renée Zellweger, Bridget Jones herself, is to be believed, then we might have a new movie to eat a gallon of ice cream under a ton of blankets with.
Before we begin, let's reacquaint ourselves with the trailer for the latest Bridget Jones movie, Bridget Jones's Baby:
Of course, Bridget Jones is inspired by a book series written by Helen Fielding, and back in 2013 she wrote the third instalment in the Bridget Jones called Mad About the Boy, which takes place after the events of Bridget Jones's Baby, where our titular heroine has not one but two kids to contend with.
And appearing on The Talk to promote her new Netflix show What/If, Zellweger said that Fielding's new book would be of interest if she was to play Bridget Jones for a fourth time. "Bridget Jones: The Menopause!" she joked, before adding: "No, I know Helen’s written the book, and I love this character. So, I mean, if they call me, I’ll go running."
Meanwhile, Helen Fielding has been talking about the third instalment of her book series, and rather curiously noted that it hadn't been made into a film yet (though her agent Clare Alexander said a film adaptation was in the works). Here's Fielding talking to Lorraine Kelly about a possible fourth movie:
"There is another book, this is the third book. There’s Mad About the Boy that hasn’t been made into a movie yet where Bridget has a younger man. And I think it would make a lovely film.
"Films are really hard and they take a long time and you have to work really hard to get them right. And you’ve got to do quality control you can’t just rush things out, but I would love if Mad About the Boy was a movie too."
There we have it, it's pretty much confirmed, right? I think that not only should there be a fourth Bridget Jones movie, there needs to be a fourth Bridget Jones.