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Jun 13, 19 Ali   Co-Stars, What/If Comments Off on Blake Jenner & Jane Levy Talk About Working with Renée Zellweger on What/If

Blake & Jane talk about working with Renée on their new series What/If during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.


Jun 04, 19 Ali   Images, Magazine Comments Off on Variety’s Actors on Actors Series

Renee is being featured as part of the Actors on Actors Series by Variety. She will be doing an interview with Sam Rockwell. variety has released one image from the promotional shoot.

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Jun 04, 19 Ali   Articles & Interviews, What/If Comments Off on Renee Zellweger and Mike Kelley on Deconstructing Fate and Consequences in ‘What/If’

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “What/If,” streaming now on Netflix.

Writer and executive producer Mike Kelley’s latest piece of dramatic storytelling is a limited series morality tale that starts with a high-powered, wealthy woman named Anne Montgomery (Renee Zellweger) offering Lisa, a young woman with a startup (Jane Levy), the investment she needs — if she gives her one night with her husband Sean (Blake Jenner). What goes on during that evening will be protected by a non-disclosure agreement, and if he breaks the terms and shares the details, Anne will take control of the company. But that is just the tip of the iceberg for “What/If.”

While Kelley says the 1993 film “Indecent Proposal” was very much his “jumping off point” for this story, he was inspired by other “social thrillers” of the 1980s and 1990s, including “Fatal Attraction.” Borrowing from a traditional film’s structure, he weaved together 10 episodes of story that exposed a secret for each individual character, at a different point in the story. Angela’s (Samantha Marie Ware) affair with her boss (Dave Annable), for example, was shared early on, but both the reveal of just how sociopathic her boss was and how far he’d go to teach her a lesson came much later. Meanwhile, in the middle there was Lisa’s brother figure Marcos (Juan Castano) revealing to her that he was the one who set the fire that killed her parents, coupled with the truth emerging that Anne was actually her birth mother and therefore Lisa was not chosen as some random benefactor but had been watched her whole life, albeit slightly from afar.

“It is definitely tricky to balance all of those,” Kelley tells Variety. “What I wanted to do was make all the secrets and choices resonate with all of the other characters’ stories so that it had an impact. Obviously when [Marcos] reveals to Lisa what he has done and the fact that he has carried it around, that has an impact on how she receives the giant secret that is coming from [Anne].”

The character of Anne Montgomery, who Kelley calls “the most curated character I’ve ever created,” is one that he admits has been in his mind for a long time. “The reason that chess is a metaphor that keeps repeating is because she keeps thinking ahead all of the time, so she’s already decided how she’s going to react in a certain way. Obviously things don’t go exactly as she had planned and while the character could be getting a couple of notions of what she’d do, she was unprepared for exactly where it went — but very quickly on her feet figured out how she was going to get to the end game,” he says.

The key to creating a woman who could manipulate everyone around her but not come off as too campy a super-villain, he believes, was in one part the fact that Anne always put people in a situation where they would be the ones to have to make the choice. For example, she didn’t force Lisa and Sean to take the deal in the first place, and she didn’t force Sean to blurt out what happened during the night spent together, effectively putting him in breach of the contract and losing Lisa’s company.

“I feel like it’s important to recognize our responsibility in our own fate, which kind of deconstructs the idea of fate in general,” Kelley says. “When I opened the show very specifically with Anne contemplating the idea of everything happening for a reason, her whole point is, ‘Everything happens for a reason, but that reason is you.’”

The other essential ingredient was Zellweger’s choices in the performance of Anne’s calculated essence.

Kelley says he told Zellweger all of Anne’s secrets beforehand so that she could lay out a plan to portray her, choosing select moments to let the girl she was before she made herself into the woman she presents herself as shine through.

“This is a woman who takes up a lot of space but is so tightly wound because she cannot make mistakes — she doesn’t know how. There is nothing that is accidental, from the drink that she chooses to the clothes that she wears and the things that she reveals to the people around her or will admit to herself,” Zellweger says. “It’s fun to be so contained and not at the same time.”

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Jun 04, 19 Ali   Uncategorised Comments Off on More Images from What / If

Okay you might have been wondering where I was … watching What / If and OMG Renee is amazing in this role! The series is totally intense … And to share my excitement I have added new images to the gallery from the series.


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May 20, 19 Ali   Events, Images Comments Off on What/If Premiere & Press Conference

This weekend Renee attended the press conference and premiere of her new show What/If.


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May 17, 19 Ali   Images, What/If Comments Off on First Images from What/If

Images from Renée’s new show What/if have been added to the gallery!

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May 17, 19 Ali   Television, Video, What/If 1 Comment

Renée stars as Anne Montgomery in the new Netflix series What/if which premieres on May 24th.

What/If a mysterious stranger made you an offer too extraordinary to refuse?

Desperate to secure funding for her med tech startup, an idealistic scientist and her husband strike an outrageous deal with a mysterious investor.


May 15, 19 Ali   Articles & Interviews, Judy Comments Off on Renée Zellweger Sheds Light on Her Judy Garland Biopic

Judy, which focuses on the final year of the legendary performer’s life, opens September 27.

Renée Zellweger is hoping that Judy, her upcoming Judy Garland biopic, will help audiences better understand the pressures that the legendary singer and actor was up against in her tragic final year.

In Zellweger’s first interview about her anticipated role, the Oscar winner said that Garland, who died in 1969, crested professionally “in a time when women didn’t necessarily feel that they had power over their own lives.” Speaking to People, the actor said she prepared for the part by reading as much about Garland as possible—likely referencing how The Wizard of Oz star, though a chief MGM moneymaker in her screen heyday, was at the mercy of male studio heads, managers, and handlers, who reportedly guided her decisions, zapped her self-confidence, and put her on a track for substance addiction and financial duress. That power dynamic, Zellweger said, “stayed with me, and I hope folks will be moved by that as well.”

The film, which opens in theaters September 27, is set in 1968—the year before Garland’s accidental overdose, and 30 years after the actor played Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. Directed by Rupert Goold, Judy chronicles the performer’s final concerts—staged amidst health, management, and financial problems. “After working for 45 of her 47 years, she is exhausted; haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood and gripped by a desire to be back home with her kids,” wrote Deadline, offering additional context. “The film will feature some of Garland’s best-known songs, including ‘Over The Rainbow.’”

The actor also said she is hopeful that revisiting this stage of the singer’s life will help audiences see Garland in new light. “When there’s a better understanding of what it takes for a person to continue under certain circumstances,” Zellweger told People, “there is a level of empathy and respect that you can’t help but feel.”

The film co-stars Finn Wittrock as Garland’s fifth husband, Mickey Deans; Rufus Sewell as her third husband, Sid Luft; Michael Gambon as her manager, Bernard Delfont; Bella Ramsey as Garland’s daughter Lorna Luft; and Gemma-Leah Devereux as her older daughter, Liza Minnelli.

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May 15, 19 Ali   Images, Judy Comments Off on First Stills of Renée as Judy Garland

Renée is to star as the beautiful Judy Garland in her new biopic Judy and the first four stills from the film have been added to the gallery!

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May 15, 19 Ali   Judy, Video Comments Off on First Trailer for Judy

Roadside Attractions has released the first trailer of Judy for us to enjoy! The film will be in theaters in September!