EXCLUSIVE! We Know The Real Reason Why Renee Zellweger May Not Sign On To Play Bridget Jones Again!

Fri, August 6, 2010 6:33pm EST by 5 Comments

Renee Zellweger hasn’t officially signed on to the third Bridget Jones film yet. But why?

Women across the world love Bridget Jones for being so completely relatable: she’s ever-so-slightly overweight, has mad man problems and an overbearing mother. Renee Zellweger has portrayed the zany Brit twice now on the silver screen – so why should she balk at a third go- around?

Quite simply, the amount of weight she had to gain to play Bridget was NOT fun. Although you’d think it would be awesome to eat pizzas, ice cream and nachos galore, packing on the pounds  was not a walk in the park for Renee.

“She had to be reminded to eat, as eating that much is not fun. You start to feel sick!”  Jacinda Barrett, the 41-year-old actress’ Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason co-star told HollywoodLife.com exclusively at the LA premiere of Middle Men August 5.  “That kind of food doesn’t make you feel good.”

Renee packed on 28 pounds per movie by eating as many doughnuts as her body could handle and has said the experience was terrible. “I had a panic attack with all the specialists talking about how bad this is for you long-term, putting on that much weight in short periods of time,” she told the Daily Mail.

In addition to the obvious health issues, we bet we can also guess why Renee doesn’t want to eat her feelings one more time – and his name is Bradley Cooper.

Laura Schreffler

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Posted at 11:51 AM on November 5, 2013  

that movie was not that good anyway. Renee is not a great actress. and who cares anymore what she does. I don’t think she is a draw and the movie would flop.

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Posted at 7:27 AM on August 21, 2010  

I expect that besides not enjoying putting the weight on, she probably wouldn’t want the effort of losing it afterwards, it gets harder as we get older.

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Posted at 7:39 PM on August 6, 2010  

Renee doesn’t need another bomb. The first movie was a classic, the second one was ridiculous, the next one will be straight to DVD grade. Keep running Renee – unless you can’t make the mortgage payment you should steer clear of this mess.

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Posted at 9:34 AM on August 7, 2010  

Have a little faith..all she needs is a good script….hope springs eternal for Bridget Jones and those who love her. Besides, if ‘Sex In The City” was considered iconic enough for a ridiculous camel ride in Dubai, I think we need another dose of Bridget in the streets of London.

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Posted at 6:54 PM on August 6, 2010  

Come on Renee…..we need another dose of the one and only BRIDGET JONES…she’s a true BFF for women the world over !!!!
Eat an extra ‘pud’ or two and gain the lousy 10 lbs….they can add 10 lbs more with a fake-baby-cushion on your belly and
you can run it off when it’s all over…better yet, Bradley Cooper probably would “love you just the way you are.” Thank you Mark Darcy !

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