Nov 11 – Twitter followers, still 0.”In book three, Bridget is the perfect fit for all the horror stories of the modern online dating world.
You can imagine her drunk calling on her mobile, sending dodgy photos over Snapchat, sexting and going on disastrous Tinder dates the way that so many of us do today.
And it proves that whatever the decade, women still relate to Bridget as she is introduced to the anxieties of social media, Twitter and Facebook.
One diary entry says it all: “Nov 10 – Twitter followers: 0.
The novel Bridget Jones’s Diary came out in 1996 but 20 years on the character continues to resonate with women of all ages. All of us have at some point thought, spoken and acted in the manner she does in her unceasing quest for love.
If men would just watch the films it would save from having to explain our reasoning, an explanation all too easily lost in translation.
Hugh Grant had script meetings with Colin Firth before deciding not to appear in Bridget Jones’s Baby.
The British actor, who starred as Daniel Cleaver in the original films, was part of on-going discussions with producers before Patrick Dempsey was drafted in as his replacement in a new role.
“I think, ultimately, Bridget can survive without any of them because ultimately we’re not that relevant.
If I’m gone in the next one or Jack’s gone I think Bridget will be just fine.