Bridget Jones’s Baby: Director Sharon Maguire on Third Film in Series

Over the past 13 years, the beloved British heroine of the 2001 hit Bridget Jones’s Diary has experienced a few changes: she’s landed a big job in television, is typing her diary entries on an iPad, and suddenly gotten pregnant, by either longtime love interest Colin Firth or new beau Patrick Dempsey.

What’s remained the same in the Universal threequel is Renee Zellweger, who originated Helen Fielding’s single and self-deprecating character. “She was still gorgeous and beautiful and talented,” Sharon Maguire, who also directed Bridget Jones’s Diary, tells The Hollywood Reporter. “All I saw was an actress who had aged fifteen years, and I thought, ‘Fantastic, that’s exactly what we need for this.’”

Return to Bridget Jones after 15 years?

It was scary and exhilarating all at the same time. But I was one of those mothers in my forties that didn’t actually get married until I was after fifty, so I I knew there was good story here, with authenticity and humor. Then I thought, “Yes, I’ve missed them all so much, we need to continue the journey together.” And to bring in new characters too, played by Patrick Dempsey, Emma Thompson and Sarah Solemani, as new sources of humor.

Emma Thompson and Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones’s Baby.

Incorporating today’s technology into the plot?

Bridget, I would imagine, was a bit resistant to it all, as I was for a while, but she’s had to get with the project because otherwise she’d fall off the face of the Earth. But that’s very much how we diarize our lives these days. There was a nice, interesting debate at one time about whether she would still keep a written diary. Myself and the writers, we all talked about it for ourselves, and it’s very much on a computer or an iPad. Then we came up with the idea of having her make mistakes — I always type my zeroes instead of o’s — to personalize the idea of the [digital] diary.

Bridget announces she’s reached her goal weight

We liked the idea that this character thinks she’s evolved in certain ways, but hasn’t really. In the first movie, she was depending on those like a religion in some ways: she counted her calories, she counted cigarettes, she liked to watch her weight, and all of that was really a substitute for finding some meaning in her life. So we liked the idea of pulling the rug from under her even more in this one: she’s got down to her ideal weight and she’s given up cigarettes, but she still hasn’t found meaning in her life.

More Bridget Jones installments?

There’s a whole book that hasn’t been filmed yet, another story that hasn’t been made, that’s all I’m saying. But I don’t know. That’s a question for the studio and Helen [Fielding]. I guess maybe we’d have to see how this one does. Let’s hope so.

Bridget Jones’s Diary as first feature

I would say all of movie-making is tough. I’m sorry; it’s probably what I shouldn’t be saying, but to bring something in on-time and on-budget — we had three-and-a-half hours worth of material to shoot in ten weeks — it’s really, really hard to do that. Every day I woke up feeling a bit sick; I’m thinking, “We’re never going to do it, oh my god.” And then I’d go, “Yes you can, come on.” Your little Obama voice: Yes you can. Listen to your inner Obama-voice. The truth is, I have that voice everyday — not just about filmmaking, which goes, “You’ll never do it, you’ll never pull it off, you can’t do it.” Then I just go, “Ah, f— it, yes you can.” And if you fail, you fail. Just fail good. But keep going and don’t listen to the naysayers, and don’t listen to your own naysaying voice. That is the most important thing. You are going to screw things up, and you are going to mess it up, but just be persistent. If you’ve got a story to tell, just keep going with it.

Colin Firth, Renee Zellweger, director Sharon Maguire and Patrick Dempsey at the premiere of Bridget Jones’s Baby.

What was a particularly tough moment while making this movie?

We started filming a rom-com at the beginning of winter — which we really shouldn’t have done, because you need long, nice, sunny days. But nearly every time we took the camera outside, there was a storm with a name — Storm Howard or a Storm Clifford or some other bloody storm would turn up. We were filming against the elements, so that was all quite hard. It was all hard!

Favorite moment while making this movie?

One image comes to my mind: We filmed a little scene with Mr. Darcy [Colin Firth] on her doorstep — that was a moment for me, because I’ve got that big poster on my wall of that scene with her [from Bridget Jones’s Diary]. I said I wanted to take a real moment with the actors, and they just laughed out loud at me because of my ridiculous sentimentality. They were, “Oh, shut up. Come on, get on with it.”

Bridget in her forties–uncommon age for Hollywood heroine

Yes! It was fantastic. It’s like we don’t go to the movies and want to see films about ourselves, no more than whatever else is in. It’s great to have loads of Marvel movies, but the movies that reflect our lives — that’s why I came to the movies, and that’s what I love. I want to see stories about my life being reflected back at me, and there’s not that many of those anymore. It’s a real shame. TV seems to have taken over in that department, the actors say. It is great and it is needed. And because there are so many amazing actresses in that age bracket. So hopefully there’s more. I hope this film does well, and that tells people that if you make movies like that, there’s money to be made as well.

Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones’s Baby.

Is Bridget Jones still relevant?

Yeah. I loved Sex in the City —I watched every one. And I love Girls because it’s so very different from Sex in the City; it just took a whole different slant and it’s brutally honest. And there’s another one here that’s just started on British TV called Fleabag — that’s totally dark, so politically incorrect and very funny. But I think there’s room for them all. I do think the authenticity of Bridget is still there — there are still Bridgets in all of us — and then I partly see lots of my younger friends in Girls. I love them all. I think anything that tries to be honest about reflecting a part of our lives is great.

Zellweger’s appearance when the film’s trailer debuted?

I was away shooting something in Malaysia when that all. When I think back at Renee, all I saw was an actress who had aged fifteen years, and I thought, “Fantastic, that’s exactly what we need for this.” She was still gorgeous and beautiful and talented. What she wrote was so eloquent and so honest; I don’t think there’s any more to be said about it. And I think the people that write about that stuff — I think we should photograph them naked and look at what they looked like fifteen years ago, and then see how different they look now. We can all sit around scrutinizing their looks rather than what they actually have to say or contribute to the world and culture.

xosotin chelseathông tin chuyển nhượngcâu lạc bộ bóng đá arsenalbóng đá atalantabundesligacầu thủ haalandUEFAevertonxosokeonhacaiketquabongdalichthidau7m.newskqbdtysokeobongdabongdalufutebol ao vivofutemaxmulticanaisonbetbsport.fitonbet88.oooi9bet.bizhi88.ooookvip.atf8bet.atfb88.cashvn88.cashshbet.atbóng đá world cupbóng đá inter milantin juventusbenzemala ligaclb leicester cityMUman citymessi lionelsalahnapolineymarpsgronaldoserie atottenhamvalenciaAS ROMALeverkusenac milanmbappenapolinewcastleaston villaliverpoolfa cupreal madridpremier leagueAjaxbao bong da247EPLbarcelonabournemouthaff cupasean footballbên lề sân cỏbáo bóng đá mớibóng đá cúp thế giớitin bóng đá ViệtUEFAbáo bóng đá việt namHuyền thoại bóng đágiải ngoại hạng anhSeagametap chi bong da the gioitin bong da lutrận đấu hôm nayviệt nam bóng đátin nong bong daBóng đá nữthể thao 7m24h bóng đábóng đá hôm naythe thao ngoai hang anhtin nhanh bóng đáphòng thay đồ bóng đábóng đá phủikèo nhà cái onbetbóng đá lu 2thông tin phòng thay đồthe thao vuaapp đánh lô đềdudoanxosoxổ số giải đặc biệthôm nay xổ sốkèo đẹp hôm nayketquaxosokq xskqxsmnsoi cầu ba miềnsoi cau thong kesxkt hôm naythế giới xổ sốxổ số 24hxo.soxoso3mienxo so ba mienxoso dac bietxosodientoanxổ số dự đoánvé số chiều xổxoso ket quaxosokienthietxoso kq hôm nayxoso ktxổ số megaxổ số mới nhất hôm nayxoso truc tiepxoso ViệtSX3MIENxs dự đoánxs mien bac hom nayxs miên namxsmientrungxsmn thu 7con số may mắn hôm nayKQXS 3 miền Bắc Trung Nam Nhanhdự đoán xổ số 3 miềndò vé sốdu doan xo so hom nayket qua xo xoket qua xo so.vntrúng thưởng xo sokq xoso trực tiếpket qua xskqxs 247số miền nams0x0 mienbacxosobamien hôm naysố đẹp hôm naysố đẹp trực tuyếnnuôi số đẹpxo so hom quaxoso ketquaxstruc tiep hom nayxổ số kiến thiết trực tiếpxổ số kq hôm nayso xo kq trực tuyenkết quả xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpxo so miền namxổ số miền nam trực tiếptrực tiếp xổ số hôm nayket wa xsKQ XOSOxoso onlinexo so truc tiep hom nayxsttso mien bac trong ngàyKQXS3Msố so mien bacdu doan xo so onlinedu doan cau loxổ số kenokqxs vnKQXOSOKQXS hôm naytrực tiếp kết quả xổ số ba miềncap lo dep nhat hom naysoi cầu chuẩn hôm nayso ket qua xo soXem kết quả xổ số nhanh nhấtSX3MIENXSMB chủ nhậtKQXSMNkết quả mở giải trực tuyếnGiờ vàng chốt số OnlineĐánh Đề Con Gìdò số miền namdò vé số hôm nayso mo so debach thủ lô đẹp nhất hôm naycầu đề hôm naykết quả xổ số kiến thiết toàn quốccau dep 88xsmb rong bach kimket qua xs 2023dự đoán xổ số hàng ngàyBạch thủ đề miền BắcSoi Cầu MB thần tàisoi cau vip 247soi cầu tốtsoi cầu miễn phísoi cau mb vipxsmb hom nayxs vietlottxsmn hôm naycầu lô đẹpthống kê lô kép xổ số miền Bắcquay thử xsmnxổ số thần tàiQuay thử XSMTxổ số chiều nayxo so mien nam hom nayweb đánh lô đề trực tuyến uy tínKQXS hôm nayxsmb ngày hôm nayXSMT chủ nhậtxổ số Power 6/55KQXS A trúng roycao thủ chốt sốbảng xổ số đặc biệtsoi cầu 247 vipsoi cầu wap 666Soi cầu miễn phí 888 VIPSoi Cau Chuan MBđộc thủ desố miền bắcthần tài cho sốKết quả xổ số thần tàiXem trực tiếp xổ sốXIN SỐ THẦN TÀI THỔ ĐỊACầu lô số đẹplô đẹp vip 24hsoi cầu miễn phí 888xổ số kiến thiết chiều nayXSMN thứ 7 hàng tuầnKết quả Xổ số Hồ Chí Minhnhà cái xổ số Việt NamXổ Số Đại PhátXổ số mới nhất Hôm Nayso xo mb hom nayxxmb88quay thu mbXo so Minh ChinhXS Minh Ngọc trực tiếp hôm nayXSMN 88XSTDxs than taixổ số UY TIN NHẤTxs vietlott 88SOI CẦU SIÊU CHUẨNSoiCauVietlô đẹp hôm nay vipket qua so xo hom naykqxsmb 30 ngàydự đoán xổ số 3 miềnSoi cầu 3 càng chuẩn xácbạch thủ lônuoi lo chuanbắt lô chuẩn theo ngàykq xo-solô 3 càngnuôi lô đề siêu vipcầu Lô Xiên XSMBđề về bao nhiêuSoi cầu x3xổ số kiến thiết ngày hôm nayquay thử xsmttruc tiep kết quả sxmntrực tiếp miền bắckết quả xổ số chấm vnbảng xs đặc biệt năm 2023soi cau xsmbxổ số hà nội hôm naysxmtxsmt hôm nayxs truc tiep mbketqua xo so onlinekqxs onlinexo số hôm nayXS3MTin xs hôm nayxsmn thu2XSMN hom nayxổ số miền bắc trực tiếp hôm naySO XOxsmbsxmn hôm nay188betlink188 xo sosoi cầu vip 88lô tô việtsoi lô việtXS247xs ba miềnchốt lô đẹp nhất hôm naychốt số xsmbCHƠI LÔ TÔsoi cau mn hom naychốt lô chuẩndu doan sxmtdự đoán xổ số onlinerồng bạch kim chốt 3 càng miễn phí hôm naythống kê lô gan miền bắcdàn đề lôCầu Kèo Đặc Biệtchốt cầu may mắnkết quả xổ số miền bắc hômSoi cầu vàng 777thẻ bài onlinedu doan mn 888soi cầu miền nam vipsoi cầu mt vipdàn de hôm nay7 cao thủ chốt sốsoi cau mien phi 7777 cao thủ chốt số nức tiếng3 càng miền bắcrồng bạch kim 777dàn de bất bạion newsddxsmn188betw88w88789bettf88sin88suvipsunwintf88five8812betsv88vn88Top 10 nhà cái uy tínsky88iwinlucky88nhacaisin88oxbetm88vn88w88789betiwinf8betrio66rio66lucky88oxbetvn88188bet789betMay-88five88one88sin88bk88xbetoxbetMU88188BETSV88RIO66ONBET88188betM88M88SV88Jun-68Jun-88one88iwinv9betw388OXBETw388w388onbetonbetonbetonbet88onbet88onbet88onbet88onbetonbetonbetonbetqh88mu88Nhà cái uy tínpog79vp777vp777vipbetvipbetuk88uk88typhu88typhu88tk88tk88sm66sm66me88me888live8live8livesm66me88win798livesm66me88win79pog79pog79vp777vp777uk88uk88tk88tk88luck8luck8kingbet86kingbet86k188k188hr99hr99123b8xbetvnvipbetsv66zbettaisunwin-vntyphu88vn138vwinvwinvi68ee881xbetrio66zbetvn138i9betvipfi88clubcf68onbet88ee88typhu88onbetonbetkhuyenmai12bet-moblie12betmoblietaimienphi247vi68clupcf68clupvipbeti9betqh88onb123onbefsoi cầunổ hũbắn cáđá gàđá gàgame bàicasinosoi cầuxóc đĩagame bàigiải mã giấc mơbầu cuaslot gamecasinonổ hủdàn đềBắn cácasinodàn đềnổ hũtài xỉuslot gamecasinobắn cáđá gàgame bàithể thaogame bàisoi cầukqsssoi cầucờ tướngbắn cágame bàixóc đĩa开云体育开云体育开云体育乐鱼体育乐鱼体育乐鱼体育亚新体育亚新体育亚新体育爱游戏爱游戏爱游戏华体会华体会华体会IM体育IM体育沙巴体育沙巴体育PM体育PM体育AG尊龙AG尊龙AG尊龙AG百家乐AG百家乐AG百家乐AG真人AG真人<AG真人<皇冠体育皇冠体育PG电子PG电子万博体育万博体育KOK体育KOK体育欧宝体育江南体育江南体育江南体育半岛体育半岛体育半岛体育凯发娱乐凯发娱乐杏彩体育杏彩体育杏彩体育FB体育PM真人PM真人<米乐娱乐米乐娱乐天博体育天博体育开元棋牌开元棋牌j9九游会j9九游会开云体育AG百家乐AG百家乐AG真人AG真人爱游戏华体会华体会im体育kok体育开云体育开云体育开云体育乐鱼体育乐鱼体育欧宝体育ob体育亚博体育亚博体育亚博体育亚博体育亚博体育亚博体育开云体育开云体育棋牌棋牌沙巴体育买球平台新葡京娱乐开云体育mu88qh88