Written by Melanie Burton, June 7, 2016

Renee Zellweger insists that Bridget Jones’s weight is “perfectly normal,” which it totally is!

The 47-year-old actress doesn’t understand why she is always under scrutiny for piling on the pounds to portray the character of Bridget – who she’s about to play for a third time in the upcoming Bridget Jones’s Baby – especially because her male co-stars never face such criticism when they gain weight or bulk up for movie roles. SO ANNOYING!

After she played Bridget in 2001’s Bridget Jones’s Diary and 2004’s Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Renee’s real-life frame was shrinking, which caused concern from fans.

Speaking out about playing the role in an interview with British Vogue, she said: “I put on a few pounds. I also put on some breasts and a baby bump. Bridget is a perfectly normal weight and I’ve never understood why it matters so much. No male actor would get so much scrutiny if he did the same thing for a role.” So true!

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Renee admits she found it beneficial to take her six-year Hollywood hiatus, before making her on-screen comeback in the new Bridget Jones movie!

She said: “I wasn’t taking the time to recover between projects, and it caught up with me. It was time to go away and grow up a bit. I found anonymity, I could have exchanges with people on a human level and be seen and heard. Not be defined by this image that precedes me.”

Bridget Jones’s Baby is released in cinemas September 15th.

CAN’T.FRIGGIN.WAIT!!!

Bridget Jones’s Baby full trailer

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