Renée Zellweger as Bridget Jones is back and shots from the set offer fans their first glimpse of the actress as one of her most famous characters.
On Friday, Working Title offered a sneak peek at Bridget Jones's Baby by releasing the first still of star Renée Zellweger reprising her role as the beloved British character.
The photo shows Bridget Jones hugging an iPad, which as Vanity Fair points out, indicates that the publishing executive has moved on from a hard cover diary into a tracking her every thought via a digital diary.
Bridget is back! Renée Zellweger returns as Bridget Jones in BRIDGET JONES'S BABY #bridgetjones #bridgetjonesbaby #WT pic.twitter.com/d5ypFR34S3Excitement is mounting as things get underway on the third installment of the Bridget Jones Diary franchise.
— Working Title (@Working_Title) October 2, 2015
First look at Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones Baby with #patrickdempsey #bridgetjonesbaby http://t.co/uuwuHoeKRa pic.twitter.com/bJmAriH1mZJust last week, Zellweger's new co-star Patrick Dempsey took to Instagram to share a photo from Pinewood Studios in the U.K., where the Grey's Anatomy alum was rehearsing with Zellweger and Colin Firth, who plays Mark Darcy.
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) October 3, 2015
Nice to be working in England. Renee and Colin are an absolute joy to work with! A good couple of… https://t.co/H8cVyVi49bDempsey reportedly took over for Hugh Grant after the actor made it perfectly clear he was not interested in re-joining the original cast.
— Patrick Dempsey (@PatrickDempsey) September 23, 2015
Everything we know about the Bridget Jones movie so far - like who will replace Hugh Grant! http://t.co/F4WLW5hRc4 pic.twitter.com/rXRBWLlvf2According to The Telegraph, Friday was the first day of filming on the new movie based on the Helen Fielding characters. Directed by Sharon Maguire, who brought the world the first film in the series, Bridget Jones's Baby will be based on Fielding's columns and not her latest novel, Mad About the Boy, which apparently killed off Firth's character.
— GraziaUK (@GraziaUK) September 26, 2015
Thank goodness for that!
Bridget Jones is BACK and we can't contain ourselves http://t.co/RTwUfkDXZ9 pic.twitter.com/eKtfRwtMzzReports indicate the new movie will catch up with Bridget as she enters her 40s and juggles her career as a publishing executive, a pregnancy, and her ever-complicated love life.
— Cosmopolitan UK (@CosmopolitanUK) October 3, 2015
Here's your very first look at "Bridget Jones's Baby," which we know you're dying to see: http://t.co/ij0djoj0Nl pic.twitter.com/15abFEikRcThe 46-year-old actress, who has struggled with her weight and previously gained around 30 pounds for the role, looks radiant in the new still, as reported by The Mirror.
— CELEBUZZ (@CELEBUZZ) October 3, 2015
Check out the first official photo from #BridgetJonessBaby: http://t.co/iYsuYaPAAP pic.twitter.com/kxK51zftVOThe Jerry Maguire actress' fans flooded social media sites with their reactions to the new photo and film.
— TV Guide (@TVGuide) October 3, 2015
pdemps is hanging with colin firth and renee zellweger right now let's not freak out! pic.twitter.com/CqWH8RUkg9
— gilmore girl (@patrickdempsea) September 26, 2015
Love! Can't wait for the release! Bridget Jones is back! The first picture for Bridget Jones's baby has been released http://t.co/dBGB847oDt
— Jane (@OuttaSightJane) October 3, 2015
Guys. #BridgetJones is coming back + all is right with the world. http://t.co/rGtbwaRGgH via @VanityFair @ReneeZelleweger #bridgetjonesbaby
— Maiah Johnson (@maiah) October 3, 2015
Excited for Bridget Jones's Baby. My not so secret guilty pleasure: Richard Curtis rom-coms.
— Siôn Jones (@siongarethj) October 3, 2015
#BridgetJones is back! The first picture for Bridget Jones's baby has been released http://t.co/B2F2B3DwiZ via @hellomagazine.comBridget Jones's Baby is slated to arrive in theaters September 16, 2016.
— SJ Charles (@SJCharles1) October 3, 2015
Forget Colin Firth and Hugh Grant; this heartthrob could be Bridget Jones' lover in new film http://t.co/JKxejxRwYe pic.twitter.com/ItxoiWXYOnWho's excited to see Renée Zellweger in the latest installment in the Bridget Jones saga?
— Closer Mag & Online (@CloserOnline) September 10, 2015
[Image via Twitter/Working Title]