Renée Zellweger discusses issues surrounding ‘Bridget Jones’ Baby’


Renée Zellweger recently set out to discuss her upcoming movie, Bridget Jones’ Baby, and covered some potentially controversial views about the flick.

As the iconic character is now having a baby while single, Zellweger does not feel the movie’s script is shaming unwed mothers. In fact, the actress did not realize the storyline could be controversial until it was brought to her attention.

During an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Zellweger was asked about the elements of the script that could be referred to as “sl*t shaming”.

She replied: “Gosh, that’s interesting. I didn’t think about it in terms of its morality, I hadn’t thought about it that way. I was looking at the quality of the writing and how it made me laugh. I guess I was a little caught up in the other things.”

After being questioned about the subject, she playfully pushed her co-star, Patrick Dempsey, to assist in answering. The 50-year-old actor suggested that the topic surrounding the movie was “contemporary and progressive.”

He stated: “Today I think it works because there’s been a break now, that you can get away with that discussion. And I think it makes it very contemporary and progressive in a lot of ways. Something came out of one our interviews this morning about how the women are a little bit more aggressive and the men are retreating. And I think that’s where we’re at right now.”

Zellweger also believes the lead character is still relatable after so many years.

“She’s imperfect, and she makes it OK for the rest of us to be imperfect. And we love being privy to her inner dialogue, you know? Her anxieties and her self-deprecating humor. Because we relate to that.

We all know what it’s like to find yourself in the middle of an escalating disaster, realizing that you can’t get out of it but doing your best to proceed anyway.”

This article originally appeared on Morning Ticker.

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