Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Renee Zellweger Signs on to Play Bridget Jones Again

Zellweger, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Cold Mountain, was nominated for 2001's Bridget Jones's Diary and also starred in the 2004 sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.

For the roles, Zellweger famously had to pack on about 30 lbs.

Can I just tell you my body is whacked by the time we finish one of those?" she told the British Daily Mail of gaining weight for the films. "It doesn't know what has happened because it thinks there's supposed to be a baby and there's no christening."

Here is just another chick who has lost perspective when it comes to her craft. Renee Zellweger got an Oscar nod for her role in this movie, yet she is still bitching about the weight. Chick needs to realize very few woman centric movies get a multi-movie franchise. So she better count her blessings and go eat a damn cookie.

1 comment:

  1. Apparently this latest installment will deal with Bridget Jones wanting a baby in her forties--so it will be very baby fever oriented. I loved the original book, she was flawed but relatable. The second book was good too, but the second movie was HORRIBLE.

    The thing about Bridget in the books is that she's like 135-145lbs and fluxuates (and once she gets down to 119lbs because she was in that Thai jail and everybody told her she looked too skinny and she learned weight wasn't that important when facing a drug-conviction in a developing world country). She actually was supposed to grow from that and no obsess over weight as much.

    Well, the second movie, and now this third, seems to obsess over weight way more than the originals and now there will be baby fever, which is another stereotype women are having to struggle with.

    So, I don't know about a third installment, but I totally agree with you that getting a series like this is nearly unheard of for a woman (Lara Croft only got two movies).