Colin Firth breaks down infamous ‘Bridget Jones’ fight scene | Anglophenia
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This year marks the author’s 25th birthday Helen fieldingof Bridget Jones Diary hitting the book shelves. The story was brought to the big screen in 2001, with Renée Zellweger in the title role.
While Jones is considered neurotic and unlucky in love, she actually has two suitors, played by Colin firth and Hugh grant.
They both love her so much that they even physically fight over her. But, we use the term “fight” loosely, as it was more of a kicking match. And that’s where Firth comes in to fill in the gaps, explaining how the scene happened.
Firth chatted with Yahoo Entertainment, saying, “As you can probably tell, we just made it up.”
We couldn’t tell at the time, but now that he’s put it there … it makes sense.
He admits that’s not the usual way of filming a scene, saying, “They always tell you you can’t do that – [fights] must be choreographed. But we just thought, ‘We’re playing a couple of cowardly, angry, scared yuppies: how the hell do we know how to punch?’ “
If you haven’t seen the street duel, or if it’s been a minute, here’s a look:
Apparently a choreographer was hired, but Firth and Grant decided to go their own way, with Firth saying, “The last time these two characters fought was probably when they were 7 years old in the school yard, so this fight will probably be exactly like that. And in the end, that’s what it was! It’s one of the most organic things ever done in cinema. “
Now, it makes us want to see the two men replay this scene nowadays, 2o years later …
Should we start a petition to make this happen?