Why Wasn’t Hugh Grant in Bridget Jones Baby?

Hugh Grant is one of the most popular actors in the world. He has starred in some of the biggest films of all time, including Love Actually and Notting Hill. So, when it was announced that he would not be appearing in Bridget Jones Baby, fans were confused.

Why wasn’t Hugh Grant in Bridget Jones Baby? There are a few reasons why Hugh Grant didn’t appear in Bridget Jones Baby. First, the film’s producers decided to go in a different direction with the character of Mark Darcy.

They felt that Hugh Grant didn’t fit the new vision for the character. Second, Hugh Grant was busy filming another movie during the time when Bridget Jones Baby was being filmed. Finally, it’s possible that Hugh Grant simply didn’t want to do another sequel.

Why is Hugh Grant Not in the 3Rd Bridget Jones Movie?

Hugh Grant has not appeared in any of the Bridget Jones movies since the first one in 2001. The reason for this is unknown, but it is speculated that it may have to do with creative differences between him and the movie’s producers.

Who Turned down the Role of Bridget Jones?

In the early 2000s, there was a bit of a buzz around the upcoming film adaptation of Helen Fielding’s hit novel, Bridget Jones’s Diary. The role of the titular character, a British singleton in her thirties who chronicles her love life with wit and humor, was highly sought after by many actresses. In the end, it went to Renee Zellweger.

But Zellweger wasn’t the first choice for the role. That honor goes to someone else: Rachel Weisz. Weisz was fresh off her Oscar win for The Constant Gardener at the time and was being courted for all sorts of big roles.

But she turned down Bridget Jones, citing creative differences with director Sharon Maguire. So the role went to Zellweger instead, and the rest is history.

Why is Bridget Jones Baby Different to the Book?

Bridget Jones’s Baby is a 2016 romantic comedy film directed by Sharon Maguire and written by Helen Fielding, Dan Mazer and Emma Thompson, based on the fictional columns by Fielding in The Independent and other publications. The film stars Renée Zellweger as Bridget, Colin Firth as Mark Darcy, Patrick Dempsey as Jack Qwant, and Gemma Jones as Mrs. Jones. It is the third installment of the franchise after Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004).

Principal photography began on 2 October 2015 in London, England. The plot follows forty-something Bridget who discovers she is pregnant but does not know whether her child’s father is her long-time on-again off-again boyfriend Mark Darcy or American millionaire Jack Qwant. The film was released in the United Kingdom on 16 September 2016 by Universal Pictures and in North America on 7 October 2016 by Focus World.

Upon release, it received mixed reviews from critics but many praised Zellweger’s performance. It grossed $211 million worldwide against its $35 million budget making it the highest grossing instalment of the franchise but it was still considered a box office disappointment due to its high budget.


It’s been 15 years since we last saw Hugh Grant on the big screen as the lovable, yet flawed, character Daniel Cleaver in Bridget Jones’s Diary. Since then, he’s starred in a few films here and there, but nothing that has made much of a splash. So, when it was announced that he would be reprising his role for the third installment in the franchise, Bridget Jones’s Baby, fans were excited to see him back on the big screen.

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