BySarah O'Connell, writer at

Bridget, the lovable klutz that shared with us the contents of her diary and single handedly increased the international sale of granny panties in 2001, is back.

Bridget Jones's Baby – the third and long-awaited installment of the movie franchise following 2004's big screen adaptation of The Edge Of Reason – is now shooting in London with Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, and new dreamy addition Patrick Dempsey.

Entertainment Weekly has shared the first exclusive photos of the cast from the new movie. Have a look!

Patrick Dempsey, Renee Zellweger & Colin Firth
Patrick Dempsey, Renee Zellweger & Colin Firth

Renee Zellweger says that she has been really excited to revisit the life of Bridget:

“This is part of the new challenge, discovering where Bridget is now in her new life... I love all these characters. I love her world and her family and her friends. I like that she tells stories about what it’s like to be a woman."
Patrick Dempsey, Renee Zellweger & Colin Firth
Patrick Dempsey, Renee Zellweger & Colin Firth

Patrick Dempsey, known for his role as Doctor Derek Shepherd, the hot brain surgeon from Grey's Anatomy, seems excited to be joining the cast:

"Bridget Jones is such an iconic character and so beloved, certainly here in England and around the world. To come in and be part of that has been a lot of fun.”

The main plot has yet to be revealed, but Colin Firth will be back as Bridget’s husband, while Patrick Dempsey will be joining the franchise as a rival love interest.

Who’s your daddy?

Although the details of the movie's love triangle are still unclear, in a recent interview Colin Firth implied that Bridget may have been playing the field, and doesn't know who her baby daddy is!

“There are various mysteries to be resolved... who does she end up with? Whose baby is it? You can resolve one and make the other a question. Those are things which might not be revealed until very later on. I rather like it. It's not often you have something where you have the possibility of keeping a surprise.” - Colin Firth

It has to be said that no matter how 'ordinary' and disastrous Bridget Jones is portrayed in the movies, she never seems to have trouble pulling a troop of damn fine suitors to fall over.

Will we recognize our beloved Bridget?

It's been 11 years since the 2004 movie The Edge of Reason and one thing that has crossed our minds in the wake of the new movie is if Bridget Jones will look as fresh faced and frumpy as the Bridge we all know and love.

It was also a well known fact that Zellweger, who normally has a very petit figure, had to put on a considerable amount of weight to play the role of Bridget.

Renee Zellweger 2004 & 2015
Renee Zellweger 2004 & 2015

However, from pictures released so far, it seems that although Bridget is supposed to be pregnant in the new movie, she isn't quite as buxom as her 2001 and 2004 appearances.

Well, we'll have to wait approximately nine months for Bridget Jones’s Baby, which hits cinemas in September 2016.

In the meantime, the 2001 sensation Bridget Jones's Diary is certainly on my Christmas watch list. We love you Bridge!

Merry Christmas!

Sources: Entertainment Weekly, Instagram, You Tube.


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