Some Bridget Jones fans will be disappointed to learn that Hugh Grant won’t be making a return to the third instalment. Unless the script changes.
After having been confirmed to star in the third film titled “Bridget Jones’s Baby” in 2012, actor Hugh Grant says he has now dropped out of the project. In a recent interview he stated that “They are going to make another film but without me, I am quite huffy. I would have done it but I don’t think the script was there. It will probably be a huge mistake.” Later adding the book is excellent but the “script is completely different”.
Grant’s requests for script re-writes earlier in the film’s development were said to have been ignored, causing him to finally pull out of the film. Considering his version of the character was one of the most popular with movie goers, it would be safe to suggest that perhaps the film makers should re-think their decision.
Production on the movie halted in 2012 amid talks that Grant was unhappy with the script. At the time, Colin Firth has claimed that the halt has caused a substantial delay, explaining that “the way it’s going you might be seeing Bridget Jones’ granddaughter’s story being told by the time we get there”.
No further news has been released as to what will happen to the Daniel Cleaver character or when Bridget Jones’s Baby will begin production again.