In the Public Eye
Dutch Premiere of Bridget
Jones: The Edge of Reason
Amsterdam, November 8, 2004
|Colin, Renée and
brought 'polder glamour' to the Amsterdam premiere of The Edge of
Reason on Monday night, arriving at the Tuschinski theatre in a genuine
Bridget Jones tram with blaring siren. The authentic Dutch method of
transport didn't want to stop to allow the actors to attend their own
premiere. But Zellweger could laugh it off in a true Bridget-like
Outside the symptoms of ultimate Bridget Jones madness were even
stronger. Fans waited for hour near the entrance to The Grand to catch
a glimpse of the stars. They came by train, straight from school, to
hunt their prey: Colin Firth. They were outraged at the question of
whether Firth (44) wasn't just a little bit middle-aged and mature for
"Colin is the
most handsome, charming and romantic man we know. Our friends think
we're deranged, paying this much money and traveling four hours by
train, when we probably won't get to see him, not even from a distance,
but we understand completely that Bridget cannot live without him.
Colin is much more interesting than all these young boys."
excerpts taken from Algemeen Dagblad,
as translated for firth.com by Erika]
The Press Conference
The plush carpet in
secured Grand Hotel has almost been worn down, when Renée
Zellweger and 'her men' Hugh Grant and Colin
Firth enter the room to promote their new film. About 80
photographers scramble and
jostle each other just to get that one – not really that
exclusive – picture. A little further along an even larger number of
journalists waits for a quote from the impeccably dressed trio. The
Bridget Jones phenomenon has
turned into a hype and a media monster.
Brits Grant and Firth – there is even someone from the Dutch Colin
Firth website – get hit with the really silly questions and nonsense
dilemmas. Have they become monsters because of all the attention ('no,
we’re just normal people'), would they like to gain weight for a role
('we’re always gaining weight, it’s not something we have to work at'),
do they like touring ('yes, we like being pampered and love free food,
it tastes better than food for which you have to pay') and would they
fall in love with Bridget ('well, we don’t know, but women don’t have
to be skinny, that’s something no man finds attractive; a bit of meat
is always good').
|There are three clips
from the premiere and the press
conference at this Dutch television site; the
press conference one can also be accessed from this newspaper site, by
clicking on televideo.
To read Renée O's press
report, as the representative from the Dutch Colin Firth website, click
She will also send
English translations via email on request.
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