Renée Zellweger opens up about her break from acting
Renée Zellweger has opened up about why she decided to take a break from acting for a few years.
“It was nice to have authentic exchanges with people for a while,” the “Judy” actress, 50, told InStyle. “When you’re not on the radar, people don’t clock who you are; you’re just a person at the coffee shop ordering a coffee. You have conversations that aren’t about work. And when someone is having a bad day, it doesn’t change. They just have a bad day with you, and it’s a funny thing to appreciate, but I do. It’s nice. It’s real and not edited. We meet as human beings.”
The “Bridget Jones Diary” star explained that she had certain things in her life that she wanted to prioritize over her acting career such as finding love.
“Slowing down and working on building a life for myself. Trying to not have a relationship when I’m leaving town every two weeks. You know, getting to know somebody. Falling in love,” she said.
She also said she wanted to dip her toes into new experiences.
“[I wanted] to learn new things, so I worked in a different capacity in this business,” she said. “Tried to create some things, produce some things, studied a little bit. I studied public policy, international law. And I traveled a lot. I went to Liberia. I spent a lot of time with my family on the East Coast.
Zellweger took an acting hiatus around 2010 and didn’t return until 2016 for “Briget Jones’s Baby.”
When she reemerged, Zellweger was blasted for surgically altering her face, though the actress vehemently denied the reports.
Now she’s back in full swing, starring as Judy Garland in the new biopic “Judy,” which premiered in September.
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