Who’s your daddy? That’s the question Bridget Jones needs to answer in the upcoming film, Bridget Jones’s Baby. The first trailer for the romantic comedy was released on Wednesday when by the film’s star Renee Zellweger in a rare appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
“My emails this morning were ‘It’s about time’,” Zellweger quipped of finally coming on the popular daytime show.
“Oh really? Well it’s not like we haven’t asked you,” the host replied.
“No, no, but [my family] thought it’s about time you got around to going to see her because they think you’re so clever,” the actress explained.
Fans of the Bridget Jones franchise shouldn’t expect to get any spoilers from Zellweger. She wouldn’t even note whether the two leading men in the film – played by Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey – had a fight scene reminiscent of the one between Firth and actor Hugh Grant in the first two films.
But she did premiere the trailer, which was rich with the signature Jones humor. It’s worth noting that the script of the film was penned by Bridget Jones scribe Helen Fielding, but will not be following Fielding’s latest novel, Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy, in which Firth’s character has died, leaving behind Bridget with two children to raise.
The trailer starts out with the quirky, ill-timed heroine walking down the aisle in a wedding dress. Naturally, this is all an elaborate daydream (come on, when was the last time Bridget Jones had a fairytale ending?)
In reality, Bridge is still single and struggling to get her career on the ground. Mark Darcy (Firth) is described as her ex in the clip and she meets a dashing new stud (Dempsey) in a rather embarrassing way – ever trip into a puddle of mud?
There’s just one complication – she’s pregnant! And the twist is, Bridget’s not quite sure who the father is. When her mother asks her if it’s Mark Darcy, she replies, “There’s at least a 50 percent chance.”
“A 50 percent chance? Did you have a three-way?” her mother exclaims.
And when Bridget goes in for her ultrasound, she has her OBGYN (Emma Thompson) share the “unique and wonderful moment” with both Firth and Dempsey’s characters separately.
Watch the trailer and tell us who you’d prefer to see Bridget with!