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'Bridget Jones's Baby' cast dishes on Patrick Dempsey's 'charming good guy'

Fans have been dying to know who Patrick Dempsey will play in "Bridget Jones's Baby," and a new Entertainment Weekly cover story featuring interviews with the upcoming sequel's cast finally solves that mystery.

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According to the magazine, Dempsey's character, Jack Qwant, is a "handsome billionaire" who may or may not be the father of Bridget's child. The other possible dad is, of course, Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), who memorably popped the question to the title heroine at the end of 2004's "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason."

In fact, Firth thinks Jack poses an even greater threat to Darcy than his previous rival, Daniel (Hugh Grant).

"Mark didn't think Daniel was better than him," Firth said. "This guy Jack seems to be more of the charming good guy, and in some ways that’s scarier."

As for Bridget, Zellweger revealed, “She’s a bit more mature and has moved on, as we all have.”

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“I like that she tells what it’s like to be a woman in these really relatable situations,” Zellweger added of her character, now 43. “It’s so right to tell a story about Bridget in this stage of her life.”

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For Dempsey, the movie offered a welcome change from the decade he spent playing Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd on "Grey's Anatomy."

“It’s completely reinvigorated me," Dempsey said. "I’ve enjoyed it immensely, getting back to something that has a beginning, middle, and end. It’s just a completely different approach. With 'Grey’s,' you’re just grinding it out. In this instance, you take the time to get through things.”

Filming on the flick began in the U.K. on Oct. 2, and photos of what appears to be Bridget in labor, being rushed to the hospital by her two leading men, surfaced earlier this week.

"Bridget Jones's Baby" doesn't hit theaters till Sept. 16, 2016, but for now, you can read more about the movie on EW.com.

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