Renee Zellweger has been ridiculed for looking unrecognizable when she appeared on the red carpet at an Elle Women event. Media reports speculated that the actress had some work done, including a brow lift, Botox injections and fillers. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
Zellweger, 45, showed up at the event in a tight black dress and black stilettos. She sported a gold clutch and had minimal make-up. The media are quick to speculate regarding the actress’ new look. The Huffington Post wrote that “her [Zellweger] new wide-eyed, wrinkle-free face marks a radical transformation.” Meanwhile, CNN suggested, “Maybe she had plastic surgery. Maybe a little lipo, too.”
The actress called all the media attention silly.
“I'm glad folks think I look different! I'm living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows,” said Zellweger on People.
Although she credited her new look to a healthier, slower-paced lifestyle, “If mood alone can alter the physical so dramatically, it’s a good thing Zellweger did not decide to lead a sad, more frustrating life. Or she would now be a hunchback with no ears and feet the size of canoes,” wrote Menon.
Actresses over the age of 40 have criticized Hollywood for being youth-obsessed. The likes of Michelle Pfeiffer, Melanie Griffith and Susan Sarandon have opened up about the ageism they've experienced in the industry.
Zellweger debuted in television in the early ‘90s. Her breakthrough role came in 1996, when she worked alongside Tom Cruise in “Jerry Maguire.” She enjoyed critical and commercial success for her starring role in “Bridget Jones' Diary,” for which she gained weight. She has not been on the silver screen since “My Own Love Song” in 2010.
Zellweger has been romantically linked to actors Bradley Cooper and Jim Carrey, as well as The White Stripes front man Jack White. She is currently in a relationship with musician Doyle Bramhall II.
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