Bridget Jones’s Baby Director Explains Why Renee Zellweger Dropped Weight for the Movie
Bridget Jones’s Baby is getting filmed even as we speak and Renee Zellweger doesn’t look anything like the old plump Bridget Jones from the first two films. Bridget Jones is now in her early forties and is finally skinny. Why and how did that happen? Read on!
Bridget Jones is skinny in the third installment of Bridget Jones series, that is based on Helen Fielding’s best-selling novels of the same name. Strangely Bridget Jones is no longer watching her weight in the third installment of the series. She is finally skinny. But she has to deal with another problem this time. She has to deal with the big bad pregnancy scare. That and the problem of finding the father of the child.
When asked about the character’s transformation, director Sharon Maguire revealed why they chose to change the character’s vital statistics. “We all really loved the notion that Bridget, 15 years on, had finally reached her ideal weight … somewhere between a UK size 10 or 12 … but still hadn’t solved any of her issues about love and loneliness,” the director told Entertainment Weekly. “I think that one of the reasons the first film worked was not just because of the comedy but because people identified with Bridget’s fear of loneliness.” The director observed that the very universal nature of the fear makes the audience identify with Bridget’s character in the film and they are going to continue to use the theme in the third movie as well.
The director also revealed that Renee Zellweger always puts maximum effort to add credibility to the character. She goes so far as to change her body type to portray her characters. She had notably lost a lot of weight for her character in the award winning film Chicago, way back in the nineties and she is doing it now for her character in “Bridget Jones’s Baby.”
Flavorwire reports that the script is going to stay away from the hackneyed plot elements like baby showers and paternity tests, even though it has been revealed that Bridget Jones will have to pick out the father of the child. The hopefuls are Patrick Dempsey’s character Jack Qwant, and the perennial lover for the lead, Colin Firth’s Mark Darcy.
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