According to Colin Firth, his new rival, Patrick Dempsey's Jack Qwant, is more intimidating than his former opponent, Hugh Grant's Daniel Cleaver; "Mark didn't think Daniel was better than him. This guy Jack seems to be more of the charming good guy, and in some ways that's scarier."
This is not a film adaptation of Helen Fielding's "Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy", the third novel in the Bridget Jones series, released in 2013. Instead it's based on an original screenplay which Fielding wrote with David Nicholls.
It is revealed Mark Darcy has a middle name - Fitzwilliam. This is one of the many references in Bridget Jones's novels and films to the novel "Pride and Prejudice": Mr. Darcy's first name (rarely mentioned) is Fitzwilliam.
Controversially, this is the first time Renée Zellweger hasn't gained weight in order to portray Bridget Jones. Several online outlets claimed that Zellweger betrayed her iconic character, as the honest body image is considered a part of the character's appeal. However, director Sharon Maguire defends the decision to keep Jones' waist down; "We all really loved the notion that Bridget had finally reached her ideal weight - somewhere between a UK size 10 or 12 - but still hadn't solved any of her issues about love and loneliness."
Released on the 20-Years-Anniversary of the publication of the first Bridget Jones novel, while filming began on the 20-Years-Anniversary of the release of the first Bridget Jones column in The Independent.
Renée Zellweger was eager to revisit her iconic character, more than a decade after the most recent film; "I love this character, I like that she tells stories about what it's like to be a woman and these really relatable situations at certain times in life. It's so right to tell a story about Bridget in this stage of her life."
As of this film, the 'Bridget Jones' film series became the first and only romantic comedy trilogy of the new millennium, in which all the three films have been theatrical releases and featuring the same lead actress. The Prince and Me (2004) also spawned two sequels, but none of them were released in cinemas, nor did the same lead couple reprise their roles.
Renée Zellweger's first released film in six years. Originally, she had filmed two movies prior to this film, but both were pushed back to 2017, which subsequently made this her first big screen appearance after the hiatus.
The ex husband that Emma Thompson character mention in movie about "watching his wife giving birth is like watching your favorite pub burning down" was indeed said by singer Robbie Williams on the Graham Norton show.
Second movie in the series to feature a fictional wedding in which Bridget Jones is getting married. The first was in Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), in which Jones imagined herself getting married to Daniel Cleaver.
Whilst Bridget appears to be living in Borough, close to The Shard and south of the River Thames, when she goes into labour her journey ends up at UCH (University College Hospital) in Euston, 4miles north of the river going via Albert Bridge which is in the opposite direction, well, quite a detour more than doubling the distance.