All It Took Was Richard Curtis To Get Hugh Grant On Board With Bridget Jones’s Diary

If you’re a fan of ’90s rom-coms, then you probably love the unforgettable films written by Richard Curtis starring the irresistibly charming Hugh Grant.

My personal favorite among them is “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” a modern adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice” that centers around the indulgent and imperfect Bridget Jones caught in a classic love triangle.

Believe it or not, Grant almost turned the film down.

Luckily, he was convinced to join the cast when Richard Curtis stepped in to give the script his magic touch.Curtis and Grant had a longstanding creative relationship.

The actor was featured as the kind, soft-spoken romantic lead in three well-known films penned by Curtis, including “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Notting Hill,” and “Love Actually.” “What Richard [Curtis] wrote was — whether intentional or not — a short franchise,” said Mike Newell, the director behind “Four Weddings” (via Guardian).

“Three movies in which Hugh’s character doesn’t really change.

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