Renee Zellweger recalls being called 'stupid' on London subway after plastic surgery rumors
Rumors swirled that the 'Bridget Jones' actress had gone under the knife post a red carpet appearance 5 years ago;
Renee Zellweger had been the subject of unsolicited chatter in 2014 over her 'changed' looks, and the actress recalled a rather unpleasant and 'painful' experience when she overheard strangers discussing her look while she was on a train in London. Speaking recently to SiriusXM's Jess Cagle, the 50-year-old opened up about the humiliation and pain that she had to live through after rumors swirled that she had plastic surgery post a red carpet appearance 5 years ago.
Renee recalled how she was sitting next to two women and a man who were talking about celebrities on a subway. She overheard them say how Hollywood ladies were very stupid citing her as a specific example. "Why would she go and have surgery on her face like we wouldn’t know? She doesn’t look like herself, and you can’t just do that where you go and don’t look like yourself, 'cause we expect you to look like yourself," Renee said the strangers were saying.
Zellweger heard the comments when she was approaching her stop. She then stood up near the door while the man continued to talk about 'how stupid' she was. "And he looked up and he said, 'Oh God, you’re not — you are! Oh my God, but you look just like yourself!' And I said, 'Yeah, it’s funny how that works, isn’t it?'" she revealed.
Despite being a bit hurt and upset by the situation, she kept calm and did not lose her cool. She shared that the incident was just a momentary 'wow thats painful' but she shared that she does not dwell on such situations for too long. She also said that she was too busy to think about the negativity.
"You know, I have dogs and they have to have shots and they need pills twice a day. There’s a lot, you know. I have other things to do," Zellweger shared.