The stars of “Bridget Jones’s Baby” took to the pink carpet on Monday for the film’s London premiere, contemplating shooting another episode in the misadventures of cinema’s most hapless singleton.
Crowds gathered in Leicester Square to catch a glimpse of the cast of the third Bridget Jones film, in which Renee Zellweger plays the disaster-prone, chardonnay-swigging heroine.
Ahead of the screening Zellweger suggested she would be open to a fourth film in the series.
“I think it would be interesting perhaps to watch her improvise through the next stages,” she told the BBC.
“If these guys show up,” she added, gesturing to costars Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey who play the heroine’s love interests.
Firth said he would be interested in shooting another film, while Dempsey suggested the latest episode may not be the last in the Bridget Jones series.
“It would be nice to see Bridget growing and living her life. There hasn’t been another character like that where you’re growing up with her,” he was quoted as saying in London’s Evening Standard newspaper.
The new film opens more than a decade since the film’s heroine broke up with her longtime object of desire, Mark Darcy, played by Firth. In that time Bridget has pulled herself together and climbed the corporate ladder to become an award-winning television news producer.
Out have gone the mountains of self-help and diet books, with her bedside table now heaped with heavyweight political tomes and biographies of Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
But Bridget, the hugely popular creation of British journalist Helen Fielding, still finds herself alone on her 43rd birthday crying into a bottle of white wine to Celine Dion’s “All By Myself”.
Yet as the title of the film suggests, she is not going to be alone for long.
Bridget finds herself pregnant after falling into bed with Darcy shortly after a muddy and drunken tryst with a handsome American internet billionaire at a music festival.
The only problem is that Bridget — thanks to a packet of out-of-date dolphin-friendly biodegradable condoms — is not quite sure which one of them is the father.