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'Bridget Jones': Colin Firth 'had to process' the news about Darcy, says author Helen Fielding

Fans were in an uproar after Helen Fielding released an excerpt from her third installment to the Bridget Jones series and revealed that in it, Mark Darcy — spoiler alert! — dies, leaving Bridget a widow.

But what about the man who plays him on screen?

Colin Firth, who played Darcy in both Bridget Jones films, learned of his character’s death personally from the author. In an interview with Time magazine, Fielding talks how she gently broke the news over the phone after Firth couldn’t meet for lunch.

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