Toni Collette Has No Regrets in Passing on Lead Role in ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’

Toni Collette almost could have been Bridget Jones in the Bridget Jones’s Diary films.

However, the 50-year-old actress is looking back at passing over the part, and revealed that she has no regrets at all.

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Toni, who is currently promoting her new projects – Mamma Mafia and The Power – revealed during her appearance on Watch What Happens Live, that the role going to Renée Zellweger was perfect.

“I think there are no coincidences. Anything that’s meant for you in life is meant to happen. I have no regrets — life happens as it’s meant to. But that is true, yeah,” she shared during the show.

In a previous interview with Yahoo Entertainment, Toni opened up about why she actually passed on the role in the first place.

In addition to appearing in the Broadway musical “The Wild Party” at the time, Toni adds that Bridget reminded her of Muriel.

“I wasn’t available, but sometimes I think about that, and I think, I don’t know, that character’s so similar to Muriel,” she noted, referencing Muriel’s Wedding. “It might’ve been too close. And I try not to repeat myself.”

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In a recent interview, Toni opened up about her stance on intimacy coordinators on sets.

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