I’ll admit something that may be akin to blasphemy, and that’s that, uh… I’ve never actually watched Bridget Jones all the way through. Either of them. Nor have I read the book – though I did own the first one at some point (not sure if I still do). Well, Helen Fielding did a third book in the series called Mad About the Boy and in it (SPOILER), Mark Darcy was dead. Oh, snap!
Apparently, some people were saying that when Colin Firth found out about this, he sobbed his eyes out, but that’s a load of bologna according to the man himself. He did say, however,
From Sky News:
“I’ve heard I that nearly wept or that I had to process it,” he said. “I’m afraid, I tend to find the demise of a fictional character doesn’t run very deep.”
Fielding has hinted that she could bring Darcy back from the dead, and if so, Firth would gladly step back into the role.
“I’m always happy to be reincarnated, rejuvenated – a pair of electrodes – I would happily walk,” he said.
Ah, well that’s alright. Helen wants there to be a third movie, by the way, but there might be a bit of a wait for that – especially considering that Renee Zellweger is a shadow of her former self in every possible way.