Renée Zellweger Opens Up About Depression After Retreating From Hollywood

Renée Zellweger made headlines for retreating from the Hollywood spotlight from 2010 until 2016, when she returned to the big screen to reprise her celebrated Bridget Jones role in “Bridget Jones’s Baby.”  Now Zellweger is speaking candidly about her hiatus from Hollywood.

In a profile published in New York Magazine’s Vulture, Zellweger discusses how she had experienced burnout and depression because of her busy career in the early 2000s. “I wasn’t healthy. I wasn’t taking care of myself. I was the last thing on my list of priorities,” she said, describing that during her period away from acting, she began seeing a therapist for the first time.

Zellweger will next appear in the fall release of “Judy,” in which she plays the legendary Judy Garland during the tumultuous final months of the star’s life, 

You can read the full Vulture profile of Zellweger at the link here.

Renée Zellweger Says Depression Led to Her Retreat from Acting: ‘I Wasn’t Taking Care of Myself’


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