She’s starred in some of the biggest films of all time – from Cold Mountain to Bridget Jones’s Diary - but Renee Zellweger called it quits from Tinseltown six years ago.
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“I got sick of the sound of my own voice: it was time to go way and grow up a bit,” she told British Vogue.
The 47-year-old found she needed to take a break from the glitz and glam of Hollywood in order to do her job well.
“I found anonymity, so I could have exchanges with people on a human level and be seen and heard, not be defined by this image that precedes me when I walk into a room,” she told the publication.
“You cannot be a good storyteller if you don’t have life experiences, and you can’t relate to people.”
Renee, who starred in 20 movies between 2000 and 2010, is returning soon to our screens for Bridget Jones’s Baby.
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“I put on a few pounds,” she said of her role.
“I also put on some breasts and a baby bump.”
“Bridget is a perfectly normal weight and I’ve never understood why it matters so much. No male actor would get such scrutiny if he did the same thing for a role.”