July 24, 2021

20 years of ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’, what has Renée Zellweger’s life been like since then?

In 2001, within a few months of each other, two films were released with almost identical sequences in which the protagonist dresses up as a bunny from ‘Playboy’ to attend a costume party, but upon arrival discovers (horror!) that it was not really a costume party. The two feature films are, of course, two masterpieces of romantic comedy: ‘A very legal blonde’, starring Reese Witherspoon, Y ‘The diaryof Bridget Jones’, which demonstrated via Renée Zellweger that eccentric and supposedly ‘overweight’ women were worthy of love and respect.

The Texan actress, who had already gone from anonymity to success a few years earlier with ‘Jerry Maguire’, with this film he cemented his star role. But after a divorce from the country music singer Kenny Chesney and a series of papers that did not work, in 2010 he decided to break with everything: He stopped making movies, appearing in premieres, giving interviews.

The actress, along with Hugh Grant and Colin Firth at the premiere of ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’. (Getty)

She briefly came out of retirement in 2014 to attend the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards, and the press focused almost entirely on what the internet assumed was plastic surgery that his appearance had worsened. She took it with good humor and eventually wrote an essay for ‘HuffPost’ criticizing media scrutiny, titled it ‘We can do better.’

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“I wasn’t healthy. I wasn’t taking care of myself. It was the last thing on my priority list.”, said in a 2019 interview for ‘New York Magazine’ shortly before returning to acting with ‘Judy’, based on the life of the legendary actress Judy Garland and what was it worth the Oscar for best actress.

“I spent 99% of my life as a public figure and only a microscopic fraction in my real life”, he assured then. “I needed not to have something to do all the time, not to know what I am going to do for the next two years in advance. I wanted to allow myself some mistakes. There had to be some peace of mind so that the ideas were put in order.”

Renée Zellweger and Salma Hayek, in a 2020 photo (Getty)

Zellweger also assured that the person responsible for helping her recognize that she should slowing down was her friend Salma Hayek. “She shared this beautiful … metaphor? Analogy? The rose doesn’t bloom all year … unless it’s plastic,” he said. “I got it. Because what does that mean? It means you have to pretend you’re okay to go and do the following. And you probably have to stop right now, but this creative opportunity is so exciting and once in a lifetime and you will regret it. not have. But not really, you should step back and you know … rest“.

On the much vaunted affair of the alleged cosmetic surgery, the actress commented on the topic saying that “I don’t see beauty that way. And I don’t think of myself that way. I like my weirdness, my mix of things out of the ordinary. It allows me to do what I do. I don’t want to be anything else. ”

With Jim Carrey in the movie ‘Me, Myself and Irene’. (Getty)

Single right now dedicated to her dogs that she admits helped her out of depression, in the love curriculum of the actress are stars of music and cinema.

Dated for a year with Jim Carrey, who came to buy her an engagement ring. Then he fell in love with the rocker Jack White, singer of the White Stripes, although his did not last long. Later he had an affair with Bradley Cooper and finally another musician came into his life, Doyle Bramhall, with which he broke practically at the same time that he resumed his artistic career.