Tonight was the premiere of Bridget Jones’s Baby in London. Renee attended and looked beautiful in a navy blue one shoulder dress designed by Schiaparelli. She accented it with a zebra brooch and strappy black heels.
This morning Renee made an appearance on Good Morning Britain and I have added stills from the appearance to the gallery.
Hey U Guys posted a clip of the full Bridget Jones’s Baby Press Conference that was held today.
follow up to Bridget Jones’s Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason this time called Bridget Jones’ Baby.
During the Bridget Jones’s Baby press conference talked about why she decided to take a break from her career and her desire to return.
Renée Zellweger is back – and hopefully a “little less boring.”
Zellweger, 47, discussed her nearly six-year hiatus from Hollywood, admitting that she’s a changed person since taking a break from acting.
“I hope I’m a little less boring than I might have been after just 25 years of being an actress and being in that cycle of making films,” she said during a press conference for Bridget Jones’s Baby on Monday.
Zellweger said she decided to leave Hollywood in 2010 to “explore new things” and grow as a person outside of the entertainment industry.
“I wanted to learn something that had nothing to do with researching a character. I wanted to learn some things beyond the scope of what you are exposed to in film making in Hollywood. And I was craving a little normalcy,” she explained. “I wanted to learn something new and grow as a person and see if I had aptitude for these things that interest me. And if not now, it would be, ‘Oh in two more years, or three years, then ten years’, and then just, ultimately, you just don’t do them. And I didn’t want that to happen.”
So why return to Hollywood? The actress said despite getting to experience new things, she eventually felt pulled back to her acting roots.
“It was a really gradual thing. I just started looking around, reading some things. I was just curious and had missed it,” she said. “I have a new perspective. I worked on the other side of the camera quite a bit while I was taking a little filming hiatus.”
Zellweger reprises her role as the beloved Bridget Jones in Bridget Jones’s Baby – and the actress said she couldn’t imagine a better film to reintroduce her to acting world.
“To come back and begin again with this old, extended, dysfunctional family was a really nice way to begin again,” she said. “I am spoiled rotten for the friendships that I have on this set.”
Also starring Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey, Bridget Jones’s Baby hits theaters Sept. 16.
Added a bunch of stills to the gallery from Bridget Jones’s Diary. Enjoy!
The Telegraph Magazine does a feature about Renee’s new film Bridget Jones’s Baby and talks with Renee, Colin & Patrick.
Exclusive: Twelve years on from her last screen appearance, Bridget Jones is still smart, funny, and a bit of a mess. Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth and Helen Fielding talk to the Telegraph Magazine about bringing Bridget – now pregnant – back to life
When we last saw Bridget Jones on screen, at the end of The Edge of Reason in 2004, Mark Darcy had just proposed marriage. That final scene delivered a promise of commitment at last. Their on-off relationship began in 2001 with the first film, Bridget Jones’s Diary – based on Helen Fielding’s comic creation, originally a column, then a book.
Set in London and directed by Sharon Maguire, it sees Bridget (Renée Zellweger), who works in publishing, meet Mark (Colin Firth), a divorced human-rights barrister, at a New Year’s Day turkey-curry buffet. Bridget is warm, gaffe-prone, tortured by the size of her thighs; Mark is buttoned-up and terribly serious.
‘I like you very much,’ he says (translation: ‘I am in love with you’). But Bridget fancies her boss, Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant), a charming scoundrel who promises great sex and minibreaks. In Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, the sequel, directed by Beeban Kidron, we find Bridget and Mark having a post-coital hug with his boxer shorts neatly folded by her bed.
But this is not a happy conclusion to their tale. It’s more like the beginning of the end. His formality starts to seem an awful lot like pomposity; his folded boxer shorts start to annoy her. She chucks him, escapes to Thailand with Daniel (who is now employed as a travel presenter by the television channel for which she works) and ends up being saved from a Thai prison by Mark.
Of course, without the right actors neither of the films would have worked. The combination of Zellweger, a Texan with an excellent Home Counties accent and capacity for physical comedy (‘a latter-day Lucille Ball’, according to one critic); Firth, haughty and smouldering (even in a home-made sweater with a reindeer on the front); and Grant, revealing a wickedly seductive darker side, won over audiences.
And now, 12 years later, we have the long-anticipated Bridget Jones’s Baby, again directed by Maguire, which rejoins the characters after 10 years.
To read the entire article here.
Ode On Demand talks to Renee as part of her press tour for Bridget Jones’s Baby.
Renee Zellweger has been telling us what it’s like being back as Bridget Jones, her insecurities and the constant focus on appearance.
Renee gave a beautiful interview for the new issue of the Hollywood Reporter.
The ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ star, and the subject of heavy (some say sexist) scrutiny, is guarded about almost everything — except her writing, support of Hillary Clinton and society’s inequality: “Why are we [still] talking about how women look?”
“My main goal,” says Renee Zellweger, curled up in an oversized club chair in a private VIP room off the lobby of Santa Monica’s Hotel Casa del Mar, “is to avoid any negativity that might enter my consciousness. If I’m not aware of it, then it’s not real. It doesn’t exist.”
For the past six years, Zellweger has been avoiding it like crazy. She’s taken a self-imposed hiatus from acting, enjoying the Zen-like peacefulness of living “under the radar,” as she calls it. She spent some downtime at her 40-acre farm in Connecticut, chilled out in her beach house in the Hamptons, then holed up for a while at her home in Santa Barbara. She enrolled in screenwriting courses at UCLA, even co-wrote a TV pilot with one of her professors that she pitched to Lifetime (it passed) and pursued a range of other soul-nourishing endeavors.
“I wanted to grow,” she explains. “If you don’t explore other things, you wake up 20 years later and you’re still that same person who only learns anything when she goes out to research a character. You need to grow!”
To read the entire article here.
Renee is featured on the cover of the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter … check out the beautiful images that were taken for the feature!
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