Bridget Jones is back and she is pregnant.

The third (and probably final) film has started filming in London.

Bridget Jones is back and she is sporting a very realistic looking prosthetic bump.

It’s been 20 years since author Helen Fielding first created the character of Bridget Jones, and now we get to experience her again.

The third movie, Bridget Jones’s Baby, has started filming in London and it’s safe to say this news has caused some excitement. Will it be as good as the first two, Bridget Jones’s Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason? God, we hope so.

The promotional poster for Bridget Jones’s Baby. Yep, she’s holding an iPad.

Photos from the set have surfaced online, and people are reacting like this.

First: Oh my god, it’s actually happening! There’s a third Bridget Jones movie! Oh my god!

Second: Who’s the father???

We don’t know much about the film. While Fielding did write a third book titled Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy, it’s understood that the movie is actually based on Fielding’s columns, and won’t follow the story line of the novel.

Here are our father options. There’s Colin Firth, aka Mark Darcy, long-time love interest to Bridget Jones. Then there’s Patrick Dempsey, aka McDreamy (RIP), who is starring as a yet-to-be-named character opposite 46-year-old Zellweger’s Bridget Jones.

Patrick Dempsey on set in London. “Nice to be working in England. Renee and Colin are an absolute joy to work with! A good couple of days rehearsing at Pinewood Studios. I really like it here!” Image via Instagram.

Definitely not a viable option: Hugh Grant. Thank God. Apparently he was approached, but turned the movie down.

“I decided not to do it,”  he said, when approached recently by Free Radio.
“But I think they’re going to go ahead and do it without Daniel. The book’s excellent, by the way, but the script is completely different – well, the script as I last saw it a few years ago.”

Or maybe it’s none of the above and Bridget used a sperm donor?

Whatever the case, we’re sure Bridget will bring her signature awkward hopelessness to pregnancy. And childbirth. And – oh, the potential – to actually looking after a baby.

We’ll see how it all plays out when the movie is released in September 2016.


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