Why Bridget Jones May Just Be the Most Relatable Character
Between her fashion faux pas and her hilariously awkward inner monologue, Bridget Jones has cemented herself as one of the most relatable book and movie characters of the past two decades. Helen Fielding's original book, Bridget Jones's Diary, came out in 1996, and since then, there have been two other titles, including last year's Mad About the Boy, plus two popular film adaptations starring Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth. With Mr. Darcy himself (as in Firth) turning 54 today, we're taking a look at why his onscreen plus-one is such a perfectly imperfect character. Take a look at why Mr. Darcy is such a dreamboat, then check out all the GIF-worthy ways Bridget Jones is so relatable, including (of course) some of her unforgettable one-liners.