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    Why Hugh Grant Is Not In ‘Bridget Jones’ Baby’?

    TheBridget Jones movies are based on the novels by Helen Fielding and follow the romantic adventures of Bridget Jones. The comedy is known for its witty humor, relatable characters, and Bridget’s endearing journey through life’s ups and downs. The first movie was released in 2001 and remains beloved by fans. Additionally, the chemistry between the main characters, played by Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, and Hugh Grant, adds to the charm of the films.

    Hugh Grant portrayed Daniel Cleaver in the first two Bridget Jones films who was a major character. So, his absence left fans curious. The decision not to include Grant’s character was primarily due to creative differences between Grant and the filmmakers.

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    Hugh Grant’s Absence In ‘Bridget Jones’ Baby’ Explained

    Hugh Grant and Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones
    Hugh Grant and Renee Zellweger

    Hugh Grant was dissatisfied with the direction of the script of ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby‘ and felt that his character lacked development or a compelling storyline. As a result, he chose not to reprise his role, leading the filmmakers to pivot the story in a different direction without his character. Despite Grant’s absence, the ‘Bridget Jones‘ franchise introduced new characters and storylines to keep the narrative engaging and entertaining.

    The fourth film of the franchise titled ‘Bridget Jones: ‘Mad About The Boy’ is set to release on Valentine’s Day 2025, which is February 14, 2025. The upcoming film will bring back the iconic cast of the film, including Renee Zellweger and Hugh Grant. However, Colin Firth will not be returning for the movie. While Hugh is returning for the fourth movie of the franchise he was not a part of ‘Bridget Jones Baby‘ which was released in 2016.

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    What Are ‘Bridget Jones’ Movies About?

    Still from 'Bridget Jones Diary'
    Still from ‘Bridget Jones Diary’

    The first movie, released over two decades ago in 2001, was titled ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary‘. It revolves around Bridget’s comedic misadventures as she navigates her career, love life, and self-improvement. Subsequently, The second film, ‘Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason‘, which was released in 2004, also follows the same character.

    The sequel sees Bridget continuing her quest for love and happiness, facing new challenges and romantic entanglements. Moreover, the third movie of the franchise, ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby‘, which aired in 2016, picks up several years after the events of the second movie.

    In the film, Jones finds herself pregnant but is unsure of the identity of the father. This leads to comedic situations and a rekindling of old romances. The films are known for their humor, relatable characters, and Bridget’s endearing journey toward self-discovery and love.

    The plot of the upcoming film is set to revolve around Bridget, who is now a 51-year-old single mother and widow. It will explore the theme of love and Jones will face issues with modern life, especially due to the digital age.

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