By Meghan Overdeep
Updated Oct 08, 2015 @ 10:15 am
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Now here's something we thought we'd never see! Renee Zellweger was photographed in character with a serious baby bump on the set of Bridget Jones's Baby, the third installment in the movie franchise which chronicles the romantic misadventures of the adorably awkward Brit.

Zellweger looks windblown and ready to pop thanks to the faux belly, which is barely concealed beneath a long shaggy blue coat and a black-and-white striped shirt—fittingly frumpy attire for the eccentric Jones.

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Although much of the movie's plot remains a closely guarded secret, we do know that Zellweger is joined by Patrick Dempsey (in an unknown role) as well as Colin Firth, who is slated to reprise his role as Mark Darcy.

On Oct. 2 Universal Studios tweeted that filming had begun on the highly-anticipated movie along with the first glimpse of Zellweger in character as the beloved Jones.

Bridget Jones's Baby is scheduled to hit theaters September 2016.