Fans of the quirky-heroine, Bridget Jones, are receiving not one, but two pieces of good news. Bridget Jones’s Baby is coming to theaters this September. Yes, we love Renée Zellweger as the lively, hilarious, constantly-trying-to-improve-herself woman (even though we think you’re perfect, Bridget!). But nothing beats Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones book series. Good news round two: Fielding announced the October publication of her book, Bridget Jones’s Baby: The Diaries. Time to rejoice!
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Fielding has told us a bit about the book, just enough to make us excited. Readers will experience Bridget’s “somewhat bumpy journey into motherhood,” complete with “cheesy potatoes, outlandish advice… chaos at scans and childbirth classes, high jinks and romance, joy and despair – but all of it dominated by the terribly awkward question: ‘Who’s the Father?’” If you’ve seen the trailer for the coming film, the book seems rather similar (and just as fun).
While the book will focus on Bridget’s somewhat turbulent pregnancy (aren’t they all) and her equally chaotic love-life, Fielding commented; “At heart, Bridget Jones is about the gap between how we all feel we’re expected to be and how we actually are; and – as Bridget discovers with her somewhat bumpy pregnancy – how we expect life to turn out and how it actually does…”. Every Bridget Jones book and movie I’ve experienced does just that, comparing expectations with reality, and showing you how wonderful and funny life really is.
The last installment, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, which came out in 2013, takes place after the upcoming book, when her children are grown and her husband passed away. Despite the devastating premise, Bridget still charms in her usual fun-loving manner.
The movie looks great, but I think I’ll wait to read Fielding’s book first.
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