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Renée Zellweger, the star of the Bridget Jones's Diary franchise, is just as much out of the loop as the fans are when it comes to know who the father of her character's baby is. Starring in Bridget Jones's Baby, Zellweger revealed to the Sunday Express that producers told screenwriter Helen Fielding to write three different endings, all of which will be filmed so as to avoid spoilers.
The publication reports that each outcome features "different answers to the key questions: Who is the father? And who ends up stealing her heart?" Despite the extra work, Zellweger has no problem with the extreme secrecy on set.
"It's kind of brilliant," Zellweger admitted. "None of the cast knows who fathered Bridget's baby or who she'll choose as her beau. The plan is to keep us all in the dark, right up to the premiere."
Bridget Jones' Baby revolves around beloved Bridget, who is now 43 and surrounded by friends who are married or even married with children. Bridget finds out that she, too, is pregnant, but doesn't know whom the father of her unborn child is, which brings back Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) and a new character named Jack Qwant, played by Patrick Dempsey.
Although Bridget remains in the dark about her character's romantic fate, Zellweger told Entertainment Weekly that getting back into the role felt familiar in the best way. "This is part of the new challenge, discovering where she is now in her new life," she said. "But as an actress, it feels like stepping back with an old friend. 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."
Unfortunately, Hugh Grant's character, Daniel Cleaver, won't be reprising his role. As he told The Independent, "I do think that if it was just me and a girl batting our eyelids at each other in a full-out romantic comedy, I would look a little sinister and weird at the age of 54."
We beg to differ, but we'll let it go. Bridget Jones's Baby hits theaters Sept. 16, 2016. Are you excited for it? Sound off in the comments below.