Author Helen Fielding Announces Plans To Write Third Bridget Jones Novel
British author Helen Fielding has announced her plans to publish a third Bridget Jones’s Diary novel, thirteen years on from the release of the second installment.
Fielding’s popular diary-style novels, focusing on heroine Bridget Jones, have achieved phenomenal sales of over 15million worldwide, whilst also being made into two films staring A-list stars Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.
It was revealed earlier this year that a third movie is in the pipeline, with producers getting Fielding on board to help write the script. Now the award-winning author has also announced her plans to write a third Bridget Jones novel.
Speaking of bringing Bridget back to life, in the third novel, which will be set in present-day London, Fielding explained, that it will not follow the same storyline as the upcoming third movie, will feature a pregnant Bridget.
According the Fielding in the third novel Bridget will be continuing her struggle with dieting, quitting smoking, and finding Mr. Right, whilst also getting to grips with 21st century insecurities, revealing the diary entry style which usually starts with a list of her weight loss and alcohol units consumed, will go more as such: “It’s actually more like number of Twitter followers 0. Still no followers. Still no followers.”
Fielding continued: “The latest story will show Bridget more grown up, but she is never going to change really. One of the things that’s really interesting to me in this book is the whole world of Internet dating where there’s all these cyber presences who aren’t actually real. And texting- people can have entire relationships via text which are in some ways emotionally fulfilling and serve the purpose of a boyfriend apart from sex.”
Meanwhile the question on everybody’s lips is whether Bridget’s famous love interests Mark Darcy, played by Colin Firth in the movies, and Daniel Cleaver played by Hugh Grant will be included in the new novel. Teasing fans, Fielding stated: “Some characters remain and some may have disappeared. They’ll still be presences in the book.”
Article By Victoria Beckett