Bridget Jones's Baby - Interview with Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey

Finally! Everyone's favourite Brit is back and this time she has not one, but two handsome men vying for her affections.

It's been 12 years (Bridget Jones:The Edge of Reason)  since we last saw Bridget Jones, and fans are excited to see what's happening in her life. In the new film Bridget Jones's Baby we find Bridget in pretty good sorts.  After breaking up with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), Bridget Jones’s (Zellweger) “happily ever after” hasn’t quite gone according to plan. Forty-something and single again, she decides to focus on her job as top news producer and surround herself with old friends and new. For once, Bridget has everything completely under control. What could possibly go wrong? 

Then her love life takes a turn and Bridget meets a dashing American named Jack (Dempsey), the suitor who is everything Mr. Darcy is not. In an unlikely twist she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch…she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby’s father.
Colin Firth who plays Darcy was happy to slip back in to Darcy's skin, but admits he tried to be cynical about the whole thing. "I didn't think I was going to enjoy it this time around,  he told me during our interview ion London. "I tried to be cynical, because that's what I do, but I have to say I enjoyed myself immensely."   

As for newcomer Patrick Dempsey (known to most around the world as McDreamy from the hit TV show, Grey's Anatomy being in a Bridget Jones movie was a special experience. "I was welcomed with open arms by everyone and I so enjoyed doing the slapstick comedy. Renee and Colin are such pros, the whole experience from start to finish was a complete joy."  

Zellweger, who is Texas-born but has since been pretty much  adopted by Britain after portraying Jones on screen with such a good English accent, has endlessly been compared with the hapless “singleton” she played in two hit films in 2001 (Bridget Jones's Diary) and 2004.

Before the film went into production, and despite her acting success, Renee Zellweger had taken a six-year break away from the silver screen. She was thrilled to get back into Bridget Jones mode and says it really is the character that has put her on the map.  She was excited to take this journey with Bridget, especially with the character being pregnant placed her in a more mature time in her life.  As for trying on motherhood in her real life, Zellweger has revealed that wearing a prosthetic bump in Bridget Jones's Baby has made her yearn for motherhood. The actress who is 47  has said that  seeing her alter-ego go through the trials and tribulations of being an expectant mother hasn't put her off the prospect of pregnancy at all.  When asked during a recent interview with Good Morning Britain whether wearing the bump made her fancy it for real, Renee was in no doubt, quickly answering: 'Of course, what an adventure!

Bridget Jones’s Baby also marks the return of original Bridget director Sharon Maguire, as well as original cast members Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones, Sally Phillips, Shirley Henderson, and James Callis.

Check out my interview with the three stars! 

Bridget Jones's Baby opens in theatres across the country on September 16th.