Oooh, kiss Jones

By Fiona Cummins, The Mirror - October 14, 2003

HOLLYWOOD star Renee Zellweger shares some tender moments with actor Colin Firth while filming the new Bridget Jones movie.

Renee plays blundering Bridget who finally seems to have got her ideal man in Mark Darcy (Firth) and is determined to hang on him.mLater, lefty Bridget is horrified to discover that barrister Darcy is terribly conservative. 

Renee, 34, has piled on the pounds and bulked up from a size 8 to a size 14 for her role in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. But her love handles come in handy for Darcy as he grabs her in a passionate clinch in scenes filmed in a park in Primrose Hill, North West London.

The love action sometimes got a bit too much for Renee and Firth, 43, and they just had to laugh it off.

Slim Renee has been tucking into high calorie pizza, burgers, cream cheese and four course breakfasts to beef up to 10 stone. But her wallet is bulging even more. She has been paid 15million to star in the sequel to blockbuster Bridget Jones's Diary.

TV presenter Bridget looks set to lose all that weight when she ends up in a Thai jail wrongly accused of drug smuggling when someone tampers with her luggage.

The film is due for release next year.