Renée Zellweger played Bridget Jones so well that her boyfriend Ant Anstead actually assumed her British accent was native.
This particular fun fact was discovered when the two, who met in late June after meeting on the set of Ant’s Discovery + Show, Celebrity IOU: Joyride, met while filming the first episode. In the episode of August 23, Renee and Ant, alongside Ant’s co-host, Cristy Lee, has teamed up to restore two cars as a gift Jerome and Jerald– two brothers who served as supervisors to the late Bridget Jones’ Diary star publicist, Nanci Ryder.
But before heading straight to the project, Cristy revealed a little secret about the actress to her longtime mechanic co-host. “Did you know that while Renee was filming Bridget Jones’ diary, she spoke with a British accent, even when she wasn’t on the set?” Cristy shared, adding, “In fact, she made it through to the graduation party!”