Renée Zellweger is promoting a new biopic about Judy Garland, called Judy. The Oscar winner is again earning the Oscar buzz, so let’s find out how she feels once she’s back at the spotlight.
Renée Zellweger took a break from Hollywood from 2010-2016, to find the new “rhythm.” Despite all her fame, she learned a lot just by studying Judy Garland. The actress talked to People: “I have a little bit of understanding about what it’s like to live with a public persona. I understand the vast gulf between what is written about that persona and the truth of their life.”
Zellweger today is not the biggest Hollywood fan. She lives a quiet life with her two dogs. Seems like she enjoys their company more than men she had in her life: ” If ever you’ve had a bad day, normalcy is pretty damn good.”
While Judy Garland biopic Judy is getting the most flattering compliments, one person isn’t impressed. According to Metro, Judy Garland’s daughter Lorna Luft refuses to see Renee Zellweger biopic. “I’m protective of her legacy,” she said. Lorna Luft refused to be part of the project, and it is understandable. She didn’t say anything bad about Zellweger, she simply doesn’t care about the movie. Half-sister of Liza Minnelli added: “I feel that if you really want to know about my mum, go see her movies. Go listen to her recordings, and that’s how you’ll know about her.”
Renée Zellweger said that when the script was sent to her.”I didn’t understand why they thought of me for it.” The director Rupert Goold felt the vulnerability she showed in Jerry Maguire made her right for the role. So, she started getting into the character, from singing and imitating posture to a more demanding part: the singing.
The 50-year-old actress revealed that she normally is not really aware of her fame and even forgets that it exists. But she did some soul-searching and speaking to The Sunday Times, Renée Zellweger said: ‘There are so many things that I don’t comment on. And that’s been my mistake in the past because they take on a life of their own and become part of the argument about who you are as a person. It’s futile. If you deny something, it implies you are manipulating a story, rather than just giving the information. So there’s no point.”
Renée Zellweger took a break, came back stronger and got the role. At 50, in Hollywood. Let’s give her a round of applause!