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The Edge of Reason - Renée Zellweger

Renée Zellweger is brilliant as Bridget in this movie and its prequel. She can’t be faulted, but I can’t talk about Bridget Jones without dredging up that old grumble over why the lead role in these adaptations of Helen Fielding‘s very British books was given to an American actress and not one of our many talented Brits.

The Edge of Reason - Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth

There’s no doubt that Kate Winslet would have done it perfectly. The character she plays in The Holiday might be called Iris but she’s totally Bridget. Kate apparently also auditioned for the Bridget Jones part.

The Edge of Reason - Renée Zellweger

Ah well, we all see Renée as Bridget Jones now, and there’s nothing wrong with that. She’s a fantastic actress. Click here to read what Renée Zellweger had to say about the British reaction to her being cast as Bridget back in 2001.

The Edge of Reason - Renée Zellweger

Did you watch BBC Breakfast this morning when they were discussing romcoms? They were all in agreement that movies, such as this one, are unrealistic and give women false hopes about love. I don’t agree. Romance is alive and well. Clearly all those cynics have been looking for love in the wrong places. What do you think?

On ITV2 tonight at 9pm