Renée Zellweger dons baby bump for new Bridget Jones scenes

Bridget Jones is back with a bump! Renée Zellweger was pictured sporting a large faux pregnancy bump as she filmed scenes for the upcoming film Bridget Jones' Baby in London on Wednesday.

The 46-year-old was on location in Woolwich, where she reprised her much-loved character to film scenes at a Sainsbury's supermarket. Renée donned a stripy tunic, jeans and a blue fluffy coat which was unbuttoned to show off a prominent baby bump.

Renée Zellweger filmed scenes for Bridget Jones Baby on Wednesday

The actress started work on the sequel to Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason last week, more than ten years after the last movie was released. She was spotted filming scenes with co-star Sally Philips, who plays Shazza, in Greenwich Park on Tuesday afternoon.

The on-set pictures come just days after Universal Pictures released the first photo of Renée back in character, clutching a shiny red iPad instead of her famous diary.

In the released photo, captioned "’Bridget Jones’s Baby’ has started filming," the actress looks youthful and angelic wearing a cosy cream jumper and staring warmly into the camera.

The actress donned a faux pregnancy bump for filming

The third installment is not based on Helen Fielding’s latest novel Mad About the Boy but instead will be centred around columns that the author wrote eight years ago. The storyline will follow Bridget as she juggles being a 50-something journalist working at Sit Up Britain, and being a mother to two young children.

Colin Firth has signed up to reprise his role as her lover Mark Darcy but Hugh Grant has confirmed that he will not be taking part in the project because he did not like the script.

But it seems there is a new man on the scene for Bridget. In September former Grey’s Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey confirmed that he will be in the film via his Instagram.

He wrote: "Nice to be working in England. Renee and Colin are an absolute joy to work with! A good couple of days rehearsing at Pinewoof Studios. I really like it here!"