Much as we love Renée Zellweger, the first two Bridget Jones films would have been nothing without Colin Firth and Hugh Grant.
Now though, it seems we might have to suffer the final instalment of the series without the two lads!
It was revealed last year that Colin would not be appearing in the third film – a decision that was surprisingly not his but author Helen Fielding's. Colin's character Mark Darcy was (*spoiler!*) killed off for the third Bridget Jones book, Mad About the Boy.
And now to make matters worse, it seems Hugh Grant, who played the sleazy yet charming Daniel Cleaver, has pulled out of the third and final movie entirely. This must be a big shock to producers, as Hugh's character features quite heavily in the third book, and even turned out to be "a pretty good guy," according to Helen.
Back in 2012, writing began for Bridget Jones' Baby, but the film has yet to be picked up by a studio. And if Hugh's comments are anything to go by, the script isn't all that great. "I think they’re going to go ahead and do it without Daniel," he said in a recent interview. "The book’s excellent, by the way, but the script is completely different — well, the script as I last saw it a few years ago."
Very sad altogether! We kinda feel like this right now…