For those who want no clue about the third installment of the Bridget Jones diaries, click away from the screen now. Although I’m afraid there will be no hiding this spoiler. Helen Fielding has been very upfront about it, and this news is burning up the web in England as shocked and outraged fans voice their opinions.
Really…. this is a spoiler, so look away now if you don’t want a major, big-time spoiling.
Mark Darcy is going to die in the third book of the trilogy, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy.
You mean no more Colin Firth? How will I ever watch those two movies again with the same unabashed delight I’ve always had?
Helen Fielding said there was no way for her to write a third book if Mark was still in the picture. She writes that the bittersweet humor inherent in the books is rooted in Bridget’s obstacles and confusion as she moves through life. Here is a link with more info.
There is a reason I write romance novels, and a big one is that I can guarantee I will NEVER KILL OFF MY HERO. Never. Won’t do it. Carve it in stone, get it notarized, and take a photograph.
Helen Fielding is a very brave woman. Or a foolish one. Or both? Time will tell…..