According to Russell, she looks the same.
Renee Zellweger caused a stir on Monday night when she stepped out for the first time in a long while with what looked like an entirely new face.
Obviously everybody was in total shock and she became a hot topic of the week pretty much straight away, but now the stars have come out in force to defend Renee’s honour and basically try to say that she looks the same.
Hmmm, we’re still not convinced.
Most noticeably, comedian turned political activist Russell Brand uploaded a seven-minute video of his YouTube show ‘The Trews’, which promises to deliver ‘true news’, which focused on the actress.
In the vid, Russell pretty much laughs off the news reports whilst arguing that Renee has only aged, as people tend to do, saying: “This is just Renee Zellweger, plus time.”
Whilst Russell does raise some valid points, such as calling out one reporter who claimed that Renee’s small eyes were what “made her herself”, he can’t seem to grasp the reason behind the hype.
Basically Russ, you can’t step out with AN ENTIRELY NEW FACE and expect people not to talk about it.
It’s human nature.
Her eyes may not have been the be all and end all to Renee as a person, but they were certainly a physical trademark that appear to have well and truly gone.
It’s frankly just a bit bizarre.
Meanwhile, rapper Iggy Azalea also jumped to the 45-year-old actresses’ defence, albeit in a much less long-winded way than Mr. Brand.
Instead the star took to Twitter to say: “It’s sort of awful to see everyone have such horrible things to say about Renee Zellweger. I don’t think she really needs our opinion world.”
its sort of awful to see everyone have such horrible things to say about renee zellweger. i dont think she really needs our opinion world.
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) October 22, 2014
Which we can totally get on board with.
After all, although it’s only natural to comment about the difference in her appearance, there isn’t really any need to make nasty comments.
She still looks great and hey, as long as she’s happy and Healthy, right?
A sentiment which US TV presenter, Kathy Lee Gifford, appeared to share as she said in an interview: “Let her be and don’t be so mean-spirited about her choices. I think she looks beautiful.”
Meanwhile, Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto applauded Renee’s dignified response to the hype, tweeting: “Kudos to Renee Zellweger for responding with grace and intelligence to a deluge of unfounded accusation.
“A classy and thoughtful statement.”
kudos to renee zellweger for responding with grace and intelligence to a deluge of unfounded accusation. a classy and thoughtful statement.
— Zachary Quinto (@ZacharyQuinto) October 22, 2014
The 45-year-old broke her silence on the rumours by telling People magazine: “I’m glad folks think I look different! I’m living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I’m thrilled that perhaps it shows.”
The private star hasn’t featured in a film for four years, and tends to shy away from glitzy showbiz affairs in a bid for a quieter life, so why did she chose to speak out now?
“It seems the folks who come digging around for some nefarious truth which doesn’t exist won’t get off my porch until I answer the door,” Renee explained.
“My friends say that I look peaceful. I am healthy,” Renee added, “For a long time I wasn’t doing such a good job with that. I took on a schedule that is not realistically sustainable and didn’t allow for taking care of myself.
“Rather than stopping to recalibrate, I kept running until I was depleted and made bad choices about how to conceal the exhaustion. I was aware of the chaos and finally chose different things.”
Although the biggest difference does seem to be in Renee’s eyes, her dramatic weight change is probably another contributor to her whole new look.
Famed for being notoriously thin, or 20 pounds overweight when she was playing our fave single lady, Bridget Jones, we all just kind of assumed that her tiny frame was perfectly natural.
However, now she is at a much healthier, middle-ground weight, perhaps the bony and svelte look that she used to go for wasn’t so natural after all.
Either way, we are glad that Renee is happier and healthier now, we just wish that she would tell us what she has had done to totally change her entire appearance.
To be honest, it’s kind of impressive.
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