Fans of Bridget Jones's Diary know that Bridget weighs herself on the daily, and sure — that's a reality for plenty of women (including Kim Kardashian). But while a weight-obsessed protagonist is perhaps realistic in 2016, it doesn't send the healthiest message about body positivity. After all, Bridget Jones looks fabulous at any size — which is why it's great to hear that she's finally comfortable with her weight.
Renée Zellweger says that while she anticipated putting on pounds for Bridget Jones's Baby, the film's director Sharon Maguire wanted Bridget to have achieved her "ideal weight." And take note: said ideal weight is a U.S. size 8–10.
"Sharon was hoping we could show that Bridget had achieved her ideal weight, but at the same time it didn't mean her life was perfect," Renée said during a recent interview, adding that she actually wanted Bridget to put on a few pounds. "I wasn't sure about that one though because we all have something we think is wrong, that needs fi, that in our own minds represents the ideal that we are meant to obtain. And I like the idea that that stays with us throughout our lives."
While many insecurities do stay with women throughout their lives, it's nice to think that Bridget is finally happy with her body. As model Ashley Graham reminds us in her Instagram hashtags, there is #BeautyBeyondSize.