Bridget Jones is back as stars shine on red carpet
Social media has made single life harder than when Bridget Jones was first created, the author has said.
Helen Fielding first wrote about the 30-something single woman in a newspaper column in 1995, with the first film released in 2001.
Arriving for the world premiere of the third movie, Bridget Jones' Baby, at Odeon Leicester Square, Fielding said: "The kids now post on Instagram but they are not posting their worst day or their fattest day, they are posting their most beautiful touched up day and everyone is feeling a bit bad about themselves."
She was joined by star Renee Zellweger, who has played Bridget in all three films, as well as Colin Firth and newcomer Patrick Dempsey, who play her rival love interests.
Zellweger, who was dressed in a black, asymmetric gown, signed hundreds of autographs for fans. She said Bridget Jones "makes us feel like it's okay to be imperfect, she makes me laugh."