Zellweger signs for `Bridget Jones 3`, refuses to gain weight
London: Renee Zellweger has given her consent to reprise the role of the hapless Bridget in the third installment of the rom-com series but says she will not put on weight to portray the character.
The 42-year-old actress, who received an Oscar nomination for her role in the Bridget series, is hesitant to add extra pounds because she is worried about the after effects,
reported Daily Mail.
"I had a panic attack with all the specialists talking about how bad this is for you long-term, putting on that much weight in short periods of time," she said.
Insiders say Zellweger is considering wearing a "fat suit" for the upcoming film.
Although it has not been confirmed that Hugh Grant and Colin Firth will return, Oscar winner Firth has revealed some plot earlier.
"I can tell you that Bridget and Mark can`t have children, I think that`s the way it goes on. So then she makes the huge mistake of going back to Daniel Cleaver (played by Hugh Grant) for long enough to get pregnant. And I think he dumps her, and she`s left stranded, and guess who comes back to rescue her?" he said.