Renee Zellweger and Patrick Dempsey have officially embarked on the press tour for the highly anticipated third installment of the romantic comedy franchise, and on Monday, the two were adorable and chic posing for pics in Australia.
The 47-year-old actress looked gorgeous in a printed Gabriela Hearst maroon dress and nude heels, while 50-year-old Dempsey was dapper in a perfectly fitted suit.
Zellweger reprises her beloved role as the title character in the film, which revolves around Bridget expecting a child shortly after her 43rd birthday — only she isn’t sure of the child’s father, which could either be lawyer Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) or a new love interest, American businessman Jack (Dempsey).
The actress famously gained a reported 30 pounds for the role in 2001 — and for its sequel, 2004’s The Edge of Reason — but in a new interview, Zellweger says director Sharon Maguire talked her out of putting on the pounds again for a third time.
“Sharon was hoping we could show that Bridget had achieved her ideal weight, but at the same time it didn’t mean her life was perfect,” she explains to The Daily Telegraph. “I wasn’t sure about that one though because we all have something we think is wrong, that needs fixing, that in our own minds represents the ideal that we are meant to obtain. And I like the idea that that stays with us throughout our lives.”