Zellweger chopped from Bridget Jones?

Renee Zellweger

Renee Zellweger may not appear in the next Bridger Jones’ Diary movie.

The 44-year-old actress was not thanked in the third book about her character, whereas co-stars Hugh Grant and Colin Firth were.

Author Helen Fielding is thought to not be on good terms with Renee. The actress may subsequently be dropped from the Mad About The Boy film, which could have two different scripts.

“They didn’t really stay in touch after the last film, though Hugh, Colin and Helen all did and have a great working relationship,” a source told Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper. “Everyone expected Helen to thank Renee but it wouldn’t have been sincere because they aren’t good friends.

“The main problem was that Helen, understandably, was very protective over the screenplay and how she saw the role of Bridget being played. But Renee had her own very definite views. There was simply a clash of working personalities.”

In the latest book Bridget is a 51-year-old widow with two young kids who dates a toy boy before finding love with a teacher at her son’s school.

The newest Bridget Jones installment sees key character Mark Darcy, played by Colin Firth in the films, killed off. The possibility of a third flick is in doubt as producers have yet to claim rights to the book.

However they have been working on an independent script called Bridget Jones’ Baby. Although it was written by Helen, it allegedly has little connection to the third novel.

Now it’s being suggested an actress other than Renee could play the famous character.

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