Renée Zellweger remembers the second she overheard strangers discussing her face

The 50-year-old star, who retreated from the highlight after an look on the 2014 Elle Ladies in Hollywood Awards prompted hypothesis that she had had cosmetic surgery, recalled the “fairly painful” second she overheard strangers negatively discussing her appears to be like.

Throughout an look on US radio station SiriusXM’s “Jess Cagle Present,” Zellweger mentioned she was sitting subsequent to 2 ladies and a person “on a subway in London” after they began discussing celebrities.

“They have been speaking about… how Hollywood women are so foolish, and particularly that Renée Zellweger,” she mentioned.

Zellweger mentioned they went on to say: “How might she try this? Why would she go and have surgical procedure on her face like we would not know? She would not appear to be herself, and you’ll’t simply try this the place you go and do not appear to be your self, trigger we count on you to appear to be your self.”

She mentioned the encounter left her momentarily surprised: “I assumed, ‘Wow, that is fascinating. Anyway, here is my cease.'”

The famously personal star, who performs Judy Garland in a forthcoming biopic, mentioned issues obtained much more awkward when the person obtained up simply earlier than her cease, appeared up and acknowledged her.

Renee Zellweger plays Judy Garland in an upcoming biopic.

“He mentioned, ‘Oh God, you are not, you might be! However you look similar to your self!’ And I mentioned, ‘Yeah, it is humorous how that works, is not it?'”

Whereas she was harm by the general public bashing, Zellweger insisted that the interplay solely served as a reminder that she wanted to keep up a optimistic outlook on life.

“It is solely momentarily the place you go, ‘Jeez, wow, that is fairly painful.’ However I do not stay in that,” she mentioned. “It simply visits my life right here and there and I am probably not privy on that stuff till somebody sends it to me. I do not search it out.

“And I am busy! You already know, I’ve canine they usually should have pictures they usually want tablets twice a day. There’s so much, . I’ve different issues to do.”

Zellweger has beforehand denied present process surgical procedure, saying in a press release that she was “dwelling a special, completely satisfied, extra fulfilling life.”

CNN has reached out to Zellweger’s representatives for remark.

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