Colin Firth Nearly Wept After Hearing About Mark Darcy in ‘Mad About the Boy’
When it was revealed that Helen Fielding killed off Mark Darcy in Mad About The Boy, Bridget Jones fans panicked. How on earth could Fielding even dream of declaring Darcy dead? Was there no justice? No more reindeer jumpers?
Fielding, for her part, found that the most difficult part of letting Darcy go was telling Colin Firth, who played the dashing, stick-up-his-ass barrister in both film adaptations.
“One of the weirdest conversations I’ve ever had was when I called Colin to tell him,” Fielding said, according to the Daily Mail.
“It was almost as if I was telling him that someone had actually died. We were both really upset. But then we both started laughing, as nobody had actually died.”
During a reading, Fielding gave fans a glimmer of hope by alluding to the fact that Darcy could very well rise from the dead.
“It’s possible. Remember the latest James Bond movie, Skyfall, when 007 fakes his own death.
“And in Kill Bill 2, Uma Thurman is buried and digs her way out. These are all good ideas – you’ll have to watch out.
‘The thing is that Bridget had to be single,” Fielding said. “Mark would never have left her because he’s too much of a gentleman.”
*Spoiler Ahead, so stop reading if you don’t want to find out how Darcy died.*
In the book, Darcy and a travel companion were on assignment in Darfur when the vehicle they were traveling in struck a landmine.
A news agency declared both parties dead, but the Mail points out that there was no mention of a funeral or whether or not Darcy’s body was brought back to the UK, leaving the story open for something glorious to happen.
I’m still depressed.