Renée Zellweger

Renée Zellweger

Renée Zellweger missed working with Hugh Grant on 'Bridget Jones's Baby'.

The 47-year-old actress has reprised her role as the titular character in the third movie in the 'Bridget Jones' franchise but one character who didn't make an appearance was Bridget's former lover Daniel Cleaver, who was played by Hugh, and Renée has admitted she missed filming with her friend.

In an interview with the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Of course (I missed him). He's informed so much of Bridget's journey and the choices she's making in this latest incarnation, so I felt like he was part of it in some way. And, very selfishly, I missed him because he's my pal and I love working with him. He's a lot of fun."

The screen beauty also revealed that despite the absence of 56-year-old actor, she still enjoyed teaming up with Colin Firth - who reprises his role as her on/off boyfriend Mark Darcy - again, as well as welcoming the franchise's newcomer Patrick Dempsey. who plays Jack Qwant.

She said: "He's [Colin's] like your favourite old jeans. We've been through so many interesting experiences and shared so many awkward moments filming, it's so easy when I see him. If ever you thought, 'Wow, he seems like a very special person', you're right. And that Patrick Dempsey's no schlub, either."

And Renée has also opened up about what she believes makes her character so relatable to audiences, saying that it's because Bridget is "perfectly imperfect".

She said: "Bridget is eternally optimistic, self-effacing and finds humour whenever facing adversity. She's perfectly imperfect, and that's what people relate to in her."