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    Hugh Grant Reveals Why He Agreed To Reprise His Role As Daniel Cleaver In ‘Bridget Jones 4’ After Declining The Third Film Offer

    Hugh Grant, while not known for being the easiest person to work with, has established his name in Hollywood due to his iconic roles. One of them is definitely Daniel Cleaver from the Bridget Jones’ franchise. 

    While Hugh did have some differences with the creators of the film franchise it did not affect the movies from releasing. Additionally, Hugh’s return to the upcoming ‘Bridget Jones 4’ has increased the anticipation around the film.

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    Hugh Grant Shares His Excitement About The Script For ‘Bridget Jones 4’

    Hugh Grant as Daniel Cleaver
    Hugh Grant as Daniel Cleaver

    Alongside Hugh Renee Zellweger will also reprise her role as Bridget Jones in the upcoming film. While details about the cast such as whether Colin Firth would be a part of the movie are still unknown, the Bridget Jones fans are ecstatic about Hugh being back.

    While talking to Entertainment Tonight Hugh talked about being impressed by the script. He claimed that out of all of the movies of the franchise the script for ‘Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy’ was the best. “I’ll tell you what, I think this script for the fourth Bridget is the best one of the four. And, in fact, one of the best scripts I have read in a long time,” he said.

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    Why Hugh Grant Was Not A Part Of ‘Bridget Jones Baby’

    Hugh Grant as Daniel Cleaver
    Hugh Grant as Daniel Cleaver

    Hugh Grant’s absence from ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ surprised many fans. It turns out, the reason wasn’t a personal clash or scheduling conflict. Hugh was actually approached to be in the movie, but it all boiled down to the script. Unlike the upcoming film, Hugh did not like the script.

    The central idea of Bridget being pregnant with two potential fathers was interesting, but according to Hugh, the script itself didn’t quite click for him. More importantly, he wasn’t convinced his character, Daniel Cleaver, fit organically into the narrative. 

    Additionally, he did not want to alter the characteristics of Daniel for him to fit in the movie. So, Hugh ultimately decided to pass. It wasn’t a slam on the movie itself, but rather a desire to ensure the story and his character was portrayed in a way he felt was true to the franchise. 

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