The star’s reportedly been coaxed into returning for a third instalment, after being told she won’t have to pile on the pounds
Talk suggests bosses could have begun planning the remake back in 2009, but failed to convince Renee to reprise her role in the hit franchise.
The health-conscious starlet was reportedly unhappy about having to gain weight for a third flick and worried about the effect it would have on her body.
‘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 revealed in an interview in 2007.
But now rumour has it the studio has finally coaxed Renee into returning, after promising she won’t have to pile on the pounds.
‘Renee had no reservations about saying yes once she found out she wouldn’t have to get fat,’ a studio insider told the Sun.
‘She hated having to do that in the last two films.’
And it’s thought Colin Firth and Hugh Grant are also keen on the idea of a third installment, and have already agreed to sign on the dotted line.
‘Colin is really keen on a third film,’ another insider added. He thinks it will be a great flick to get his teeth into after all the success with The King’s Speech, as it’s so different.
‘He’s getting very excited about the idea of marriage and kids in the script, now all the characters are older.’
The latest flick is rumoured to focus on Bridget’s desire to have a baby, as her biological clock starts to tick, and could even feature a pregnancy triangle, with Bridget worried about the identity of the father.
We. Can’t. Wait.