Ed Sheeran To Star In Film ‘Bridget Jones’ Baby’

Ed Sheeran is now not just a singer and doctorate-holder, but a blossoming actor, too!

Ed Sheeran is one man of many talents, and a sparkling new title is soon to be added after his name. Mirror UK reports that Ed Sheeran is set to hit the big screen with an upcoming British movie, Bridget Jones’ Baby, staring alongside Bridget Jones stars Renee Zellweger, Patrick Dempsey, and Colin Firth.

According to The Sun, a previous scene for Bridget Jones’ Baby with Ed Sheeran was already shot in Ed Sheeran’s Croke Park concert in Dublin three months back. If you were at the Croke Park concert and didn’t notice anything going on, it’s most probably that you didn’t notice Renee Zellweger’s double and the camera crew swinging in and out of the crowd to shoot the scene. According to producers of Bridget Jones’ Baby, they didn’t send the real Renee Zellweger to Ed Sheeran’s concert, since that would cause quite a disruption. So they sent a body double to the Ed Sheeran concert to film instead. A film source tells The Sun:

There was no risk in filming Renee at a busy gig. But they knew the cat would be out the bag the minute people saw her at the show. Renee’s body double and the cameramen were in and out of the crowd as quickly as possible. These are the first moments in early filming for the new movie. None of the show’s main talent have been involved yet.

Renee Zellweger as Bridget Jones (photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

With Ed Sheeran’s credibility as a heartbreak song singer-writer, it’s only a perfect match for the ever unlucky-in-love Bridget Jones. This is only the first part of Ed Sheeran’s cameo in Bridget Jones’ Baby, as reports are saying that the producers are looking at giving Ed Sheeran a speaking role in the movie.

A movie insider tells The Sun:

Ed was really keen to be part of the movie after granting access to film at his gig. He’s got experience playing himself in Home and Away and is not daunted by the prospect of starring alongside Renee. Bridget Jones is a huge British film so he feels nabbing a cameo is a bit of a coup. He just hopes he’ll make the final cut.

International Business Times report that, if Ed Sheeran lands the speaking role, this is not the first time he’ll have an acting job. Ed Sheeran’s first acting cameo was in Home and Away, a popular soap down under in Australia. He also appeared in another American drama series, The Bastard Executioner, and played Sir Cormac, an assistant to a powerful priest in the series.

This acting career for Ed Sheeran is only an addition to his long list of creative titles. Just last Monday, Inquisitr reported that Ed Sheeran received an honorary doctorate degree for his “outstanding contribution to music” from the University Campus Suffolk in Ipswich, England. Born and raised in nearby Framlingham in Suffolk county, Ed Sheeran shares that he feels extremely honored to be awarded an honorary doctorate degree from his home town, and at an early age, too.

In an interview with the Press Association at the ceremony, Ed Sheeran shared how young people should treat and value education and experience:

I think we should encourage young kids to not feel as much pressure. I think if you don’t know what you want to do, hold off for a couple years, go travel and find yourself. I know that’s a weird thing to say [when] I’m coming to receive a doctorate, but I think there’s a lot of pressure on kids to go to university, and then a lot of them end up in debt with a degree that they didn’t really need to get the job they want.

Ed Sheeran went to Instagram to post a photo of himself wearing his graduation clothes, paired with a pair of converse shoes for his personal whimsical touch.

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