Actress Renée Zellweger stars as Judy Garland. Picture: AFP
Actress Renée Zellweger stars as Judy Garland. Picture: AFP

Zellweger ‘doesn’t remember her 30s’

Renée Zellweger said she barely recalls what life was like when she was at the height of her career.

"I don't remember most of my 30s," she said on CBS Sunday Morning.

 

Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland in the film Judy. Picture: Supplied
Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland in the film Judy. Picture: Supplied

 

Renée Zellweger in full voice as Judy Garland. Picture: Supplied
Renée Zellweger in full voice as Judy Garland. Picture: Supplied

"Sounds like a joke, but it's true. It just feels compressed," the New York Post reports.

From the late '90s to early 2000s, the now 50-year-old Zellweger starred in hit films like Jerry Maguire and the Bridget Jones franchise.

 

Hugh Grant and Renée Zellweger in a scene from Bridget Jones's Diary. Picture: StudioCanal
Hugh Grant and Renée Zellweger in a scene from Bridget Jones's Diary. Picture: StudioCanal

 

Zellweger as Bridget Jones's in 2001. Picture: Supplied
Zellweger as Bridget Jones's in 2001. Picture: Supplied

 

In 2004, at age 34, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Cold Mountain, a milestone that may have slipped her mind.

"It feels like it just happened like that," Zellweger said, snapping her fingers. "I didn't want that to happen again … and then I started to repeat myself, and I'm tired of myself."

 

Renée Zellweger and singer Rufus Wainwright at the after-party for the LA premiere of the film Judy. Picture: Getty'
Renée Zellweger and singer Rufus Wainwright at the after-party for the LA premiere of the film Judy. Picture: Getty'

This isn't the first time Zellweger has shared that her memory was strained.

In September 2016, she told The Advocate she "forgot" about her marriage to ex-husband Kenny Chesney, which lasted only four short months and was annulled.

"I forgot about that," she said. "It's a pretty big thing to forget, isn't it?"

 

Renée Zellweger in the much anticipated Judy Garland biopic. Picture: Supplied
Renée Zellweger in the much anticipated Judy Garland biopic. Picture: Supplied

After taking a brief break from the public eye, Zellweger has now been thrust back into the spotlight for her upcoming role as Judy Garland in Judy.

"I never want to put her away," she said of the part. "I fell in love and I'm there to stay."

 

Renée Zellweger and Patrick Dempsey in Sydney in 2016 to promote the film Bridget Jones's Baby. Picture: Getty
Renée Zellweger and Patrick Dempsey in Sydney in 2016 to promote the film Bridget Jones's Baby. Picture: Getty

 

This story originally appeared in the New York Post and is reprinted with permission.


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