'Bridget Jones' Baby' trivia and fun facts
Exempted of the novel This is not a film adaptation of Helen Fielding's 'Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy', the third novel in the Bridget Jones series, released in 2013. Instead it's based on an original screenplay which Fielding wrote with David Nicholls.
Shooting's beginning The production start date of the third 'Bridget Jones' film is October 2nd 2015. This is 11 years after the previous entry in the series was released.
Weight changes Controversially, this is the first time Renée Zellweger hasn't gained weight in order to portray Bridget Jones. Several online outlets claimed that Zellweger betrayed her iconic character, as the honest body image is considered a part of the character's appeal.
Inspiration The director Sharon Maguire, who was also responsible for directing 'Bridget Jones's Diary', inspired the character of Bridget's friend, Shazza, played by Sally Phillips.
Original actress Sally Phillips was originally unable to reprise her part as Shazza, when the movie was set to film in 2012, due to her own real-life pregnancy.
Feminine trilogy The 'Bridget Jones' series is the first movie trilogy directed exclusively by female directors.