Renee Zellweger on plastic surgery rumors

Bridget Jones actress Renee Zellweger has spoken out about rumours that she's had plastic surgery in a revealing new interview. Speaking to Vulture, the Oscar-winning star was candid about the pressures of Hollywood and how she feels about her looks, as well as talking about the challenges of playing Judy Garland in her new film Judy. When asked about her appearance at the 2014 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards, where she seemed to have had plastic surgery, she acknowledged that it was a difficult topic to talk about. "It probably gives you a stomachache, asking me about that, doesn’t it?" she teased the interviewer. She went on to say: "There’s a value judgment that’s placed on us. As if it somehow is a reflection of your character – whether you’re a good person or a weak person or an authentic person… The implication that I somehow needed to change what was going on because it wasn’t working makes me sad. I don’t look at beauty in that way. And I don’t think of myself in that way. I like my weird quirkiness, my off-kilter mix of things. It enables me to do what I do. I don’t want to be something else." She admitted that she spent about a year feeling depressed, partly related to the public obsession over her looks. "Nothing like international humiliation to set your perspective right," she said. "It clarifies what’s important to you. And it shakes off any sort of clingy superficiality."