Bridget Jones is the main character from the columns that Helen Fielding in 1995 for the British newspaper The Independent wrote. These columns were in a bundle released In 1996 under the name Bridget Jones's Diary Fielding wrote In 1999: the sequel Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. Both books are made into a film, in which the main role was played by Renée Zellweger .
Bridget Jones, beginning 30 and said something too thick, is the main protagonist of the novel. Now they look painful pointed out that her biological clock starts ticking, and that they are still no man has been able to save on the hook, she decides to throw her life drastically: she wants to stop smoking, the excessive drinking of alcohol, and especially several pounds weight loss. To achieve these goals, she decides to keep a diary, and it is this journal for readers serves as the common thread through the story.
Many young women could recognize themselves in Bridget, and after the overwhelming success of the two books "Bridget Jones's Diary" and "Bridget Jones: the new Journal" (original title: "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason"), who once started were like columns in the newspaper, were also the two novel adaptations a big hit.
The author of the books, Helen Fielding, was big fan of Fitzwilliam Darcy from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, specifically as it was played by Colin Firth in the BBC series. They showed him a model for Mr. Darcy (Mark Darcy) in her story. The filmmakers also got as far as Colin Firth to play the role of Mark Darcy.
There was a lot of commotion around the choice of the filmmakers to Renée Zellweger to grant the role of Bridget, because who ever had to lose weight because of her role and arrive. In addition, the British were not to mention the fact that an American got the role of Bridget. Zellweger has in short time to learn a British accent for the role, and did so by a long time undercover in a British company to work. Helen Fielding has itself ever in an interview indicated that they did see Helena Bonham Carter sit for the role.