The script for Bridget Jones’s Baby had no definite ending, star Renee Zellweger has revealed.
The sequel’s trio of writers (the character’s creator Helen Fielding, Sacha Baron Cohen’s longtime collaborator Dan Mazer and actress/screenwriter Emma Thompson) deliberately kept it ambiguous so that fans could not find out in advance whether Bridget ends up with on-off partner Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), or new love interest Jack Qwant (Patrick Dempsey).
Both endings were then filmed to prevent anything from leaking before the film hit cinema screens. “They filmed ambiguous endings,” Zellweger explained in an interview with Heat. “The script says, ‘X stands next to Bridget, Y stands next to Bridget.’ But no one ever knew who X and Y were. And the script continued that way. It was not printed. No ending was ever printed in the scripts.”
“The guys just changed places so we got both things done,” she continued. “So whoever was there with the cellphone camera got both and that was that.”
Bridget Jones’s Baby – the third movie featuring Helen Fielding’s beloved character, and the first in 12 years – opened in cinemas on Friday (September 16) to largely positive reviews. Watch the trailer below.