Renee Zellweger She revealed that she traded the big screen for the classroom when she decided to leave the spotlight for six years from 2010 to 2016.
The “Bridget Jones Diary” representative told “Today” hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb Monday she took a break from Hollywood because she “Need to step away and grow as a person” and “Learn some things that were not related to the work” and “Maybe you participate in a different way.”
The two-time Academy Award winner has stated that she “sneaked into UCLA for a little while and did some public policy” and also studied international law, because she was “interested in politics.”
When I asked Kotb if this path was something Zellweger wanted to work toward as an end goal — or if it was something she wanted to do in the meantime — the actress replied that she wasn’t sure.
“It’s one of my favorite things. I’m going to leave you to death at a dinner party. I really will,” she said with a laugh. “Ask any of my friends.”
Zellweger has spoken about her decision to stay out of the spotlight before, revealing at a candid interview with eagle She “was not in good health”.
“I wasn’t taking care of myself. I was the last thing on my priority list,” Zellweger said in the 2019 profile. The therapist also helped her get more information about her life and what she misses in her.
“He realized that I’ve spent 99% of my life as a public figure and just a microscopic crumb for a fraction of my real life,” the actor said. “I needed to have nothing to do all the time, so that I didn’t know what I was going to do for the next two years in advance. I wanted to allow some mishaps. There had to be some calm for thoughts to creep in.”
Zellweger returned from her vacation time in 2016 with “Bridget Jones’s Baby,” and later earned a slew of accolades—including an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role—for her stunning transformation into Judy Garland in the biopic Judy. “
She is currently lobbying for her latest project, called “The Thing About Pam”, a true crime TV series based on the role of Pam Hope in the 2011 murder of Betsy Faria.
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