Renee Zellweger Brings Bridget Jones to Stormy Set

Renee Zellweger Brings Bridget Jones to Stormy Set

Renee Zellweger was seen filming new Bridget Jones scenes in the torrential rain on Tuesday, after angering A-list stars by asking them to leave their homes during filming.

The actress, 55, is back in action as her famous character in the latest film in the franchise Mad About The Boy.

Renee was forced to wear a hair protector hood and a black padded coat as she braved the bad weather on set in Hampstead. 

She later changed into an eye-catching green skirt and a fluffy grey jacket while attempting to keep dry with a large umbrella. 

The new Bridget Jones sequel is reportedly driving celebrities mad with its filming schedule in London.

Renee Zellweger Brings Bridget Jones to Stormy Set

Renee Zellweger, 55, was seen filming new Bridget Jones scenes in the torrential rain on Tuesday, after angering A-list stars by asking them to leave their homes during filming

At one point she was dressed in an eye-catching green skirt and a fluffy grey jacket while attempting to keep dry with a large umbrella

At one point she was dressed in an eye-catching green skirt and a fluffy grey jacket while attempting to keep dry with a large umbrella

Stars including Harry Styles and Rami Malek who live near the North London streets where filming is taking place on are not too happy with the production.

According to The Sun, film bosses have put letters through the doors of local residents asking them to only come and go at certain times to not interfere with filming. 

A source said: ‘The film is causing chaos in this part of North London where they are shooting a lot of the film.

‘Neighbourhoods with stars such as Harry, Rami, Ricky Gervais and Rowan Atkinson, living there are all getting letters from the production about not interrupting shots.’

The letters reportedly ask residents to either leave their homes during filming or not to come and go while the cameras are rolling.

The insider added: ‘It’s like they’re being held hostage by Bridget — and it’s driving everyone mad.’  

The movie is based on the novel of the same name as Bridget battles motherhood alone following the tragic death of Mark, who was played in the previous films by Colin Firth, 63. 

She will also embark on a love affair with a much younger man named Rockstar, played by One Day star Leo Woodall, 27.

Renee was forced to wear a hair protector hood and a black padded coat as she braved the bad weather on set in Hampstead

She completed the look with brown UGG boots

Renee was forced to wear a hair protector hood and a black padded coat as she braved the bad weather on set in Hampstead

The actress, 55, is back in action as her famous character in the latest film in the franchise Mad About The Boy

The actress, 55, is back in action as her famous character in the latest film in the franchise Mad About The Boy

The new Bridget Jones sequel is reportedly driving celebrities mad with its filming schedule in London

The new Bridget Jones sequel is reportedly driving celebrities mad with its filming schedule in London

But stars including Harry Styles (left) and Rami Malek (right) who live near the North London streets where filming is taking place on are not too happy with the production

But stars including Harry Styles (left) and Rami Malek (right) who live near the North London streets where filming is taking place on are not too happy with the production

But stars including Harry Styles (left) and Rami Malek (right) who live near the North London streets where filming is taking place on are not too happy with the production

Film bosses have reportedly put letters through the doors of local residents asking them to only come and go at certain times to not interfere with filming (Hugh Grant pictured filming)

Film bosses have reportedly put letters through the doors of local residents asking them to only come and go at certain times to not interfere with filming (Hugh Grant pictured filming)

In the new film, Bridget enjoys a fling with Rockstar and PE teacher Mr Walker, as played by 12 Years A Slave actor Chiwetel Ejiofor as well as reviving her on-off relationship with Hugh Grant’s Daniel Cleaver.

Chiwetel, 46, was seen shooting scenes last week which means only Hugh and Colin Firth – who has a small role in the movie as the late Mark Darcy – are yet to be spotted in character.

Renee and Leo were spotted filming together on May 18 in hilarious scenes as Bridget got stuck up a tree in Hampstead Heath.

One onlooker said: ‘Leo and Renee looked like they were having a great time. There were lots of giggles, they seemed to get on really well.’

Bridget Jones filming comes on the heels of sheer delight from fans after the announcement of the beloved character’s return to the big screen. 

Renee first appeared as Bridget in 2001’s Bridget Jones’ Diary and returned in 2004’s Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and 2016’s Bridget Jones’ Baby.

A source said: 'It's like they're being held hostage by Bridget ¿ and it's driving everyone mad' (Isla Fisher pictured)

A source said: ‘It’s like they’re being held hostage by Bridget — and it’s driving everyone mad’ (Isla Fisher pictured)

The most recent film, released in 2016, saw Bridget shocked when she found out she was pregnant. It ended with her marrying Mark, who was the father of the baby

The most recent film, released in 2016, saw Bridget shocked when she found out she was pregnant. It ended with her marrying Mark, who was the father of the baby

The movie was officially confirmed in May, with Renée and Hugh Grant’s comebacks made official – after his love rat character Daniel Cleaver’s death was falsified in 2016’s third installment.

The fourth movie in the franchise – based on the books by Helen Fielding – will be released by Universal film on US platform Peacock on Valentine’s Day 2025 while internationally, the flick will be released in cinemas.

Bridget’s creator Helen Fielding has also been spotted at the filming as she prepares to say goodbye to the much-loved character. 

It was revealed last month that Bridget’s obsession with losing weight will be ‘played down’ in the film amid fears they might be a bad influence.

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