Renee Zellweger is in the news these days, but unfortunately, it's not because she has a new movie out. Instead, even more unfortunately, she's making headlines because of her physique.

When she hit the red carpet of an Armani event in New York City on October 24, her drastically-different appearance rekindled the media's focus on her weight — the same speculation that has plagued her throughout her career as she's gained and lost weight for roles in hits like Bridget Jones's Diary and Chicago.

And now the 44-year-old Oscar winner is speaking out, telling Daily Express, "When you read reports that you are starving yourself or that you are anorexic, it's very unfair and disappointing. It's not very pleasant to read reports which say you've gone too far or this or that."

She also explains that she works out regularly, if only for her own mental well-being: "I have a lifestyle that involves keeping my sanity by going to the gym."

Her comments about weight-obsessed critics coincide with an impassioned speech on the same subject made by Jennifer Lawrence. "Shows like Fashion Police … are just showing these generations of young people to judge people based on things that… you know, they put values on all the things that are wrong and that it's OK to just point people and call them 'ugly' and call them 'fat,'" J.Law explained. "And they call it 'fun' and [say] 'Welcome to the real world.' And it's like, that shouldn't be the real world. It's gonna keep being the real world if we keep it that way."

Hear, hear, ladies! Now, Renee, get back on our silver screens, please.

Source: Daily Express

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