It’s been a minute since the lovably awkward Bridget Jones first graced us with her candid thoughts.
In recent years, the film's stars have continued to make the rounds in pop culture. Renée Zellweger recently won an Oscar for Judy, Hugh Grant terrified us in The Undoing, and Colin Firth has been costarring in the Kingsman movies.
To celebrate one of the most seminal rom-coms of all time turning the big 2-0, let’s go through some fun behind-the-scenes facts about Bridget Jones’s Diary!
1.Maguire sent out a knitting challenge to between 20 and 30 knitters to get Mark's ugly Christmas sweater just right.
2.Besides perfecting an English accent (she’s Texan), Zellweger actually worked as a publishing assistant to get into the role and later invited her boss to be an extra in the launch party scene.
15.Her landing onto the camera almost didn't make it into the movie, though. At first, the crew didn’t film Bridget sliding down onto the camera — but Zellweger herself found a random pole, gathered the camera crew, and slid down onto the camera.