Colin Firth Is Not At All Optimistic About ‘Bridget Jones 3′

(Photo via AP)

(Photo via AP)

I’m not sure if this counts as good news or not good news. Colin Firth – the go-to-guy if you want a classic reserved British person struggling against internal adversity while trying to maintain a brave face in a movie – is finding it hard to say that there will definitely be a third Bridget Jones movie.

On the one hand, this means he’s free to make other movies, some of which have been really very good indeed. On the other, people really like the Bridget Jones movies and he’s a big part of the reason why.

However, work on the next stage in the on-again, off-again, on-again-again relationship between the franchise’s titular heroine and her beau, Mark Darcy, is not going particularly well, as Colin explained to the Sun:

“Unfortunately, it might be a bit of a long wait. I wouldn’t say it’s completely dead in the water, but the way it’s going you might be seeing Bridget Jones’s granddaughter’s story being told by the time we get there.

“There is a joy of doing those movies that keeps hope alive. And the story is going in an interesting direction, I just wouldn’t say that the movie is imminent.”

Are you jonesing for more Miss Jones? 

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.

He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.

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