Renée Zellweger weighs up lean Bridget Jones
- Bridget Jones's Diary
- Production year: 2001
- Countries: Rest of the world, UK, USA
- Cert (UK): 15
- Runtime: 95 mins
- Directors: Sharon Maguire
- Cast: Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Renee Zellweger
A source told the tabloid: "Renée had no reservations about saying yes once she found out she wouldn't have to get fat. She hated having to do that in the last two films."
The newspaper reports that the plot for the third film could hinge on a pregnancy love triangle, with Bridget unaware which of her diametrically opposed rival suitors is the father.
Both Grant and Firth are said to be keen to reprise their roles. Firth told the BBC last month: "I don't really want to be part of a perpetual franchise but we're all getting so old! I think the idea of Mark and Daniel and Bridget in advanced stages of deterioration could be quite fun. We're making a comedy after all."
So far the Sun's report has not been confirmed by producers or the trade press. The first Bridget Jones film was a critical and commercial success in 2001, taking $281m (£172m) around the world and breaking UK box office records. Follow-up The Edge of Reason maintained its predecessor's box office clout with $262m in 2004 but was roundly condemned by critics.