Renowned Hollywood actress Renée Zellweger has shared her thoughts on being a quinquagenarian.
The actress is well-known for her performances in the films “Jerry Maguire” (1996), “One True Thing” (1998), “Nurse Betty” (2000), “Bridget Jones’s Diary” (2001), and “Cold Mountain” (2003). She garnered several honors throughout her career, including four Golden Globe Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, and two Academy Awards.
The actress recently shared her insights on her personal life and her career, which has spanned several decades. She talked about how her 50th birthday was a pivotal moment in her life and also took the chance to share her dislike of anti-aging products.
‘A Whole New Beginning’
The award-winning actress recently discussed her opinions about aging in the entertainment industry with Christa D’Souza of The Sunday Times (via Insider). She talked about having “no interest” in returning to her 23-year-old self and added that life started afresh for her after turning 50 earlier in 2019.
“Turning 50 felt like a whole new beginning without the nonsense, the point where you can stop listening to all those voices in your head and all those expectations and projections people have of you and become more authentically yourself,” she told the publication in a recent interview.
Zellweger, who turned 53 in April, stated that living to this age was no little feat for her. She continued by owning her accomplishments in both her personal and professional lives.
She added: “Like, good luck all you suckers out there because you’ve got to survive a lot to get to my age, and I’ve earned my power and voice.”
Renée Zellweger Slams Aging Products
In the interview, Zellweger criticized products and ads that widely claim women can appear younger than their age. She argued that these items basically reduced the feminine aspect and value of older women instead of achieving what they claimed to.
“All those ads telling us we don’t need to look our real age if we just buy all their creams and their fixes and all that garbage they want to sell us? I’m like, what, you’re saying I’m not valuable anymore because I’m 53? Is that what you’re saying?” Zellweger said.
Older women should embrace their age, the actress suggested, adding that doing so will make them appear “vibrant and beautiful.” She said individuals who chose not to do so are “living apologetically,” adding she did not consider that as being beautiful.
Renée Zellweger On Self Representation
While encouraging others to live fearlessly, the actress admitted that she also does so as she prefers for her character and personality to speak for her rather than her looks.
“OK, so you want to look good? So go get your hair done or your skin fixed or have that day at the spa or whatever it is that makes you feel great,” she said as per The Sunday Times. “But let who you are and what you contribute and how you represent yourself at that age lead.”
During the conversation, Zellweger also explained why she does not have a social media account. She said she enjoys the peace outside of such platforms and that the need to check her phone every day would “feel scary.” The “Judy” actress continued by saying that she doesn’t follow tabloid news or online buzz.
Renée Zellweger’s Recent Features
Following a six-year hiatus from acting in 2010, the actress starred in a couple of films, including “Bridget Jones’s Baby,” “The Whole Truth,” “Same Kind of Different as Me,” “Here and Now, and “Judy.” In 2019, she portrayed Anne Montgomery in the Netflix thriller series “What/If,” which debuted on May 24 on the platform.
Zellweger last starred in Peacock’s crime drama series “The Thing About Pam,” where she also served as an executive producer. The actress played the role of Pam Hupp, a businesswoman who was arrested for the murder of a woman, Betsy Faria.
Her performance on the show received mixed reviews from critics after its debut. Though some praised her portrayal of Pam Hupp, others criticized the comedic tone used to portray the narrative of a real murder. The series spanned six episodes and also featured Josh Duhamel, Judy Greer, Gideon Adlon, and Sean Bridgers.
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