Renne Zellweger has shared the reason why she took a break from making movies and why she decided to come back.
In an interview with American Way magazine, the actress said that she wanted to take a break from the business after the success of “Chicago,” but she was unable to resist a few “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunities after that. She later decided that she would try not feeling guilty about saying no to opportunities.
After spending time on charitable endeavors, Zellweger returned to Hollywood via “Bridget Jones's Baby.”
Speaking of her decision to go back to making movies, the actress said: “I craved the creative process again. When I stopped making films, it was because it became more depleting than rewarding. It was because of the way I was living my life, and I don't think you can be good in a creative medium if you aren't grateful for the opportunity to participate. I started to miss it and I felt ready.”
Playing Bridget has always been a different experience for Zellweger, though, the actress told Telegraph. She said making the movies felt like “there is a family involved.” The actress also said that she appreciates how the films have affected the lives of many women, and she is happy that her character makes it “ok to be imperfect.”
Zellweger has recently taken a stand against Hollywood's beauty standards and expectations on women.
In an essay published on Huffington Post, the actress said that the fanfare caused by a little change in her appearance proves that society is still fixated on judging a woman by in terms of physicality.
“It increasingly takes air time away from the countless significant unprecedented current events affecting our world,” Zellweger said. “It saturates our culture, perpetuates unkind and unwise double standards, lowers the level of social and political discourse, standardizes cruelty as a cultural norm, and inundates people with information that does not matter.”
Zellweger's latest project will be released Sept. 16.