Third Bridget Jones novel to have monumental character death
REMEMBER Bridget Jones and her big knickers, kissing and vague alcoholism? Well, she’s due a new book called ‘Mad About The Boy’ which will look at the now 51 year-old Bridget, only with one notable absence in her life.
SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT!
Helen Fielding has announced that she has decided to kill off Mark Darcy, the man played by Colin Firth in the flicks, leaving our Isn’t She Just Like Us? heroine massively widowed.
Obviously, apart from suffering from great bouts of grief and sobbing into a u-bend, Bridget will still be indulging in a series of pointless yo-yo diets, getting trashed and smoking tabs. She’ll also be a single mother-of-two.
Naturally, now she’s all vulnerable, Daniel Cleaver will still be on-hand (he’s the Hugh Grant one in the films) to offer a comforting erection or two. All the while Bridget’s children – Mabel and Billy – will mournfully swim in the hummus lido at the back of Jones’ house. Probably.
Elsewhere, Bridget will have a toyboy too. He’s called “Roxster,” who sounds like a nice working class lad, doesn’t he?
We can just assume that the diary will be more of the same ‘Gosh! Isn’t life terribly tricky?!’ coupled with getting humped in fragrant hedges while dressed inappropriately, smoking Malboro Lights and puking up some Saturday Kitchen-approved white wine or something.
You know the drill.
Photo: handout photo issued by the Royal Parks Foundation of Bridget Jones’s famously large pants, signed by Hugh Grant, which are being auctioned to raise cash for the Royal Parks Foundation. Friday September 8, 2006. Several scenes from the second film Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, were shot in The Royal Parks, including the famous fistfight between Colin Firth (Mark Darcy) and Grant in Kensington Garden fountains.