Renee Zellweger is opening up about her six-year absence from Hollywood, saying "it was time to go away and grow up a bit."
The 47-year-old tells British Vogue she "found anonymity" during her time off so she could not be defined by her image and have exchanges with people on a "human level."
Zellweger put on weight recently to reprise one of her most famous roles in "Bridget Jones's Baby," which opens in September. The Oscar-winning actress tells the magazine that she doesn't understand the extra attention when she changes her body to play the cherubic Jones, saying "no male actor would get such scrutiny."
Zellweger's appearance made headlines in 2014 after social media commenters said she was unrecognizable. She attributed the change in her looks to "a more fulfilling life."