The British actor was asked about Bridget Jones 4 at a press conference, and wasn’t totally opposed to the idea. “I don’t know, I don’t know. It depends on the story,” he said. That’s certainly not a 'no'…
Grant turned down a role in 2016’s Bridget Jones’ Baby because he couldn’t see the vision for his character, “I could never make him work in that story… I just didn’t know how Daniel Cleaver would react to [Bridget’s pregnancy]. I thought he would run away from the situation.”
Even when they rewrote the script so Daniel completely changed and was into having a baby, Grant wasn’t feeling it, “I thought: That’s just not him. And in the end, we gave up.”
As a result, Patrick Dempsey played Colin Firth’s rival and Grant was ~killed off~.
At the very end of Bridget Jones’ Baby, it was revealed Daniel Cleaver was found alive a year after his supposed death.
If that’s not an invitation to do BJ4, I don’t know what is.
In more positive news from the same press conference, Grant revealed he wasn’t opposed to sequels. “I think we’re gonna do a Four Weddings sequel-ette for Comic Relief. That seems to be the plan,” he said.