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After a major success on the small screen, Jennifer Zamparelli thinks it might be time to move Bridget and Eamon to the big screen.

Speaking to Goss.ie, the mum-of-one said making a movie would make sense since the Republic of Telly spin-off was such a hit with the nation.

“Yeah, I think it could be a film. I think because we’ve written a series, we could write a film.

“It’s less minutes to write. Who knows what’s going to happen? It’s looking very positive for  Bridget and Eamon, we had great feedback," she said.

“The ratings were fantastic. It exceeded our expectations, we didn’t expect it to do so well. Hopefully it will come back.”

We'd LOVE to see the comedy show being made into a movie, but we'd also totally settle for a second season of the show too!

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First her daughter, now her mum… Jennifer Maguire is keeping it in the family with promotion for her new RTÉ series, Bridget and Eamon.

The actress and comedian shared a brilliant family throwback snap from the Eighties on social media this morning, and now we can see exactly where she got the inspiration for her Bridget costume.

While Mrs. Maguire was no doubt a far better mother than the chain-smoking Bridget, the two definitely share a similar style:

"Just found this old pic. My Ma aka Bridget!! All she needs is the fag and glasses," Jennifer wrote alongside the old Communion Day snap.

And just last month Jen got her baby daughter in on the fun, dressing up little Florence as a mini-Bridget, complete with wig, dressing gown and glasses.

Now all we need is her husband Lau Zamparelli with a ginger wig and bad suit á la Eamon.

Um… maybe not.

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RTÉ star Jennifer Maguire is known for her ultra-chic style, but she insists she didn't always have quite as firm a grasp on the world of fashion.

Speaking to SHEmazing! today ahead of her return to RTÉ2 as everyone's favourite 1980s mammy on Bridget & Eamon, Jennifer recalled her own memories of that "ridiculous" decade.

"I was all about the shiny tracksuits, and my sisters and I all had awful hair," she admitted.

"I'm amazed we survived the Eighties really. 

"My own style would be more inspired by Alex Chung than Bridget, I love that 'effortless' look… But the Eighties is so in right now."

Of course, now that she's an Irish mammy herself – indeed, she welcomed her first daughter Florence last March – Jennifer's all about the 1980s throwbacks.

"The moment Florence gets sick she'll have flat 7Up and dry toast.

"That's a given, it cures everything, I'm sure it cures cancer, they just haven't spotted it yet."

With little Florence about to turn one, Jennifer says she's definitely open to having more kids – but not just yet.

"I'd love to do a Miriam [O'Callaghan] on it and have a rake of kids," she explains.

"But I live in a shoebox so it's not feasible right now."

For the moment, the mum-of-one is happy to focus on building her career, which got a huge boost last year when RTÉ commissioned Bridget & Eamon – originally a Republic of Telly sketch – for a full series.

"We’re really proud of it," says Jennifer of the new show, written by herself, Jason Butler and co-star Bernard O'Shea. 

"So many people have told us how much they love the characters and how much Bridget reminds them of their mammy or their mad neighbour. I hope people enjoy watching this as much as we enjoyed making it."

Bridget & Eamon starts on RTÉ2 on Monday 1 February at 10pm – check out our interview with Jennifer below:

 

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Expect to see every second baby dressed up as a mini Bridget or Eamon this Halloween, all thanks to Jennifer Maguire's genius idea.

The new mum was clearly having some fun with her Republic of Telly wardrobe this afternoon, and shared the world's sweetest photo of her daughter Florence all gussied up as an Irish Mammy.

"Lots of excitement in my house for #bridgetandeamon Monday night 1st Feb on @RTE2 #choppychangey" she wrote alongside a snap of Florence rocking Bridget's signature brown wig and clear plastic glasses.

Jennifer and her husband Lau Zamparelli welcomed their first daughter back in March, eight months after their country wedding at Castle Leslie in Co. Monaghan.

The RTÉ star, whose Republic of Telly skits as Irish mammy Bridget led to a spin-off show which kicks off next week, admitted recently that she struggled during the early stages of motherhood.

"You’re running on empty. You’re so busy with a newborn. Nobody tells you to look after yourself,” she told the Irish Examiner, adding that she had "put too much pressure on herself."

Well, it looks like year two of being a mum is definitely agreeing with Jennifer – we're hoping this isn't the last of the mini-me fancy dress sessions.

Catch Bridget & Eamon next Monday Feb 1 at 10pm on RTÉ2.

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There's no Irish person who would turn down a chance to make it into The Late Late Show audience – it's the ultimate dream. 

And if you make it into The Late Late Toy Show audience, then you are in for a lot of jealous backlash. Not that you'll care because, hello, you were on the TOY SHOW!

This week, Republic of Telly's Bridget and Eamon get the golden ticket to appear on The Late Late with Gay Byrne and head up to the big smoke for the chance of a lifetime. 

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