Colin Firth 'looking forward' to third 'Bridget Jones'
December 7th, 2011
11:11 AM ET

Colin Firth 'looking forward' to third 'Bridget Jones'

It's been reported that a third "Bridget Jones" film called "Bridget Jones's Baby" is in the works, and Colin Firth tells CNN "there's every intention to get that done."

And a good thing, too, as it sounds like Firth and his "Jones" co-star Hugh Grant didn't get to spend nearly enough time together.

"It'll be nice [to be reunited]," Firth, 51, said of working with the cast again Tuesday. "It would be like one of those rather tempestuous '70s pop bands trying to get together in a way. We always had a good time."

Firth says he and Grant "go back quite a long way, but we very rarely ever worked together, except to pull each other's hair. Both of those films we had very little screen time together which we share. It'll be like a family reunion. I'm looking forward to it."

In the meantime, the Oscar winning actor is starring in this weekend's release, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," along with Gary Oldman, who plays a Cold War spy who has to come out of retirement to track down a Soviet agent.

There's been a healthy amount of Oscar buzz surrounding Oldman's portrayal, and Firth thinks at the very least, Oldman should get a nod.

"He's been doing virtuoso work for decades now. He's the actor every actor in my generation envied and admired and looked to as the person who not only had versatility but he inhabited completely," Firth said. "It's one thing to be dynamic and versatile, but it's another to really make all those roles authentic. There seems to be no limit to his talent...It's the most beautifully quiet and internalized performance."

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  3. CheeseSteak

    So Zellweger has to start scarfing down Krispy Kreme donuts by the dozen and practice her fake English accent again? Sweet. I hope they have more shots of her fine fat a&& like they did in the first two movies.

    December 10, 2011 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
  4. Lesley

    Looking forward to this film very much.

    December 9, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mrs. Darcy

    He's so yummy! But, I must say, my favorite 'Mr. Darcy' part he played is in the wonderful BBC 'Pride & Prejudice' series. Just sayin.

    December 9, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mrs. Darcy

      oh, and p.s. I hated the 2nd Bridget Jones movie. Hope #3s better than that.

      December 9, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elizabeth Bennett

      I agree with you on Pride and Prejudice for sure. I actually own it and watched it the other night. Mrs. Bennett drive me nuts though! πŸ™‚

      December 10, 2011 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  6. gah

    there will never be a better Mr. Darcy. i could listen to that man just talk all day!

    December 8, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Anomic Office Drone

    Firth is an excellent actor, but I'd love it if he went against type and played a shotgun wielding maniac. I love when actors do things they've never done before.

    December 8, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • kel

      Colin has said that he would love to play something other than comedy, perhaps an action film but they have only let him do one to date.
      As for BJD, I am really hoping they get this done although according to the column of the writer, Bridget and Mark Darcy get divorced in this one and she goes back with Hugh Grant. However, just because she planned it that way I hope it doesn't go that way. Love Hugh Grant, but love Colin Firth more, LOL. Bridget belongs with Darcy even though most tarts seem to like the bad boys.

      December 12, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  8. i smell

    a tx sheriff. hi charles

    December 7, 2011 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sheriff

    @vixen- if u want your daily dose of lols, u will have to be a good girl. i'm putting u on probabtion. break the rules, & you'll be saying SOB a lot more than u already have. i think the ppl have spoken. i am watching....

    December 7, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Beautiful Vixen

    Oh, have to trolls are good. You know how many times i said SOB with you guys?..lots...lmao. I have never been so confused with all the madness that goes on on Later

    December 7, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Beautiful Vixen

    No more trolling for me. To much work. I just want to come on here and get my daily dose of LOLs. You guys have been doing a good job over the w/end until now even thou it was at my expense. I will try to be nicer (to the bloggers)...promise. (I'm really not that mean. I just felt attacked at times). If I'm not nice, just send the sheriff for me. Just keep me laughing and I'll be cool. It's nice to actually come on here again w/o everyone being so serious and all. You guys are really doing a good job today with the jokes/LOLs. Have fun.

    December 7, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Violet

    @vixen U are welcome to play wif us as long as u nice. Can u do it?

    December 7, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Violet

    @nanook No kidding? In Alaska??

    December 7, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Prasuna

    Its great to know about the third movie. Bridget Jones Trilogy πŸ™‚
    It will be lovely to see the wonderful cast together again . I am sure it will be a great success at the box office like the first movie, hope it will do more than the first one. Loved Renee, Colin n Hugh. Excellent Work.

    PS: I am a huge Colin Firth fan and am eagerly waiting to catch glimpse of Mark Darcy again on silver screen.
    Colin Firth is fabulous n brilliant and he just rocks. Adore him.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Evel Knievel

    Is Bridget Jones' baby what she ate that made her so fat?

    December 7, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Beautiful Vixen

    Lmao.. Rachel is not me. I have no idea who she/he is. You guys are funny thou. I guess the blogs went back to the rightful trolls. Have fun.

    December 7, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  17. nacho mama

    Hopefully, Bridget 3 will return to the same tone as Bridget Jones' Diary and actually be funny - unlike film #2.

    December 7, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Chu Ling Tran

    Chirdren meat berrrrry tender. Not string rike grandparents.

    December 7, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Chu Ling Tran

    I roooove chirdren. Berry berry guuud when cooked with potatos an carrots.

    December 7, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  20. @Rachel

    Okay vixen we get it, u dont like kids. Sheesh !

    December 7, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Rachel

    I hate children. I will not be seeing this movie.

    December 7, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  22. nanook

    It is getting c o l d here in Fairbanks Alaska. Freezing rain. ICK.

    December 7, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  23. carrieanne

    Cant wait for Tinker Tailor Soldier Soldier Spy! Love Gary Oldman's work.

    December 7, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  24. rochelle

    I hope they make it in 3D. This movis is gonna be awesome.

    December 7, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |

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