Saturday, August 13, 2011
Hollywood insiders are reporting that Renee Zellweger signed a pact to reprise her quirky role in the much-anticipated third installment of the "Bridget Jones Diaries" franchise series.
In addition to showcasing Ms. Zellweger's considerable acting talents over the years (the perky star was nominated for an Oscar for the role) megastars like Colin Firth and Hugh Grant also ended up reaping rewards from the fabulously-successful flicks which struck gold at the box office (and won over the hearts of film buffs all over the face of the globe).
The well-crafted scripted material was based on the highly-regarded musings of celebrated author Helen Fielding (who is busy penning the next diary as I prepare to publish this post).
But, there may be a fly in the ointment somewhere down the line in the filming stage.
Handlers in -the-know have been whispering that Ms. Zellweger has been quite adamant that she will not put on weight to portray the character this-time-out.
I guess when it comes to flab, it is not always "easy come and easy go", eh?
Smart cookie, if she can pull it off!
"I had a panic attack with all the specialists talking about how bad this is for you long-term, putting on that much weight in short periods of time," she offered up in her defense at a recent press junket.
Zellweger may slip into a "fat suit" instead for the upcoming film according to insiders.
Well, I guess it's a no-go on any naughty shots of Ms. Zellweger in the naked flesh, eh?
Hugh Grant and Colin Firth may return to flesh-out their characters once again, but there is no confirmation at press time.
"I can tell you that Bridget and Mark can't have children, I think that's the way it goes on. So then she makes the huge mistake of going back to Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) for long enough to get pregnant. And, I think he dumps her, and she's left stranded, and guess who comes back to rescue her?" Firth allegedly revealed to one probing reporter out to nab a scoop.
Much of the same old same old!
But, it will still be delicious entertainment, just betcha!