The cast of Bridget Jones’s Baby covers the new issue of Entertainment Weekly with more details about the upcoming movie. Specifically this:
In Bridget Jones’s Baby (out Sept. 16, 2016), Zellweger’s alter-ego is now 43, still single, and in a bit of a pickle: she’s pregnant and is not sure who’s the father. Is it her on-and-off again beau with the bad sweaters or a hot new billionaire named Jack Qwant (Patrick Dempsey) who is way more of a threat to Mark than Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) ever was?
So Patrick Dempsey isn’t just pursuing her, he’s already caught her. He would have had to catch her at least once for her to not be sure about the father. You’ll recall, at the end of Edge Of Reason, almost 12 years ago, Mark proposes to Bridget. We were sent away thinking they’d get married. We’re meeting them again over a decade later and this is what they’re telling us? That Bridget’s having sex with Mark and some other strange all within the same ovulation period?
It’s not like I need a happily ever after. I’m Chinese. We specialise in everyone dying at the end of all movies. But there’s a difference between intrigue and respecting the audience. Now they have to convince us that these characters, who were supposed to have come to an understanding, who were supposed to have grown together, for some reason are going backwards.
Look at the expression on Colin Firth’s face on this cover. He doesn’t seem convinced either.
Click here for more about Bridget Jones’s Baby at EW.com. Also attached – Patrick Dempsey returning to LA last night.