Bridget Jones makes a startling comeback
by FFE Entertainment News staff
A happy ending for Bridget Jones and Mark Darcy? Not quite. The unlucky-in-love Bridget Jones is once again in the singles market, this time as a widow with two kids.
This revelation was dropped in the Sunday Times Magazine on Sunday, where extracts of Helen Fielding’s new book “Mad About the Boy” were published.
Fielding wrote “Bridget Jones’s Diary” as a British newspaper column series in 1995 before selling 15 million copies worldwide. Two Hollywood films starring Renee Zellweger as Bridget and Colin Firth as Darcy have made Bridget Jones an international name.
Bridget Jones’s Diary movie starring Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth.
As a London thirty-something whose world revolves around her weight, vices and finding Mr. Right, Bridget in the first two books struck a familiar chord among women in her generation. In the new book, a 51-year-old Bridget meets a new toyboy, Roxster, via Twitter.
She writes, “Crucially, it might put Roxster off me, to be surrounded by old people at a sixtieth birthday party, and make some sort of completely unnecessary point about how old I am though of course I am MUCH younger than Talitha. And frankly, I refuse to believe how old I actually am.”