In a recent interview with bazaarthe two-time Oscar winner opened up about an awkward moment early in her career. Renée Zellweger He said that a producer suggested that he drink wine so that he would be encouraged to perform a nude scene. The actor rejected it. And outraged, she would have immediately requested “a phone call” to take action on the matter.
The anecdote was reproduced by bazaar, inside a cover story about Renée Zellweger. The text arose on the subject of the dramatic series The Thing About Pamwhich premiered earlier this month on NBC and where the actress plays the homicidal Pam Hupp.
In a section corresponding to Zellweger’s difficult path in Hollywood, there is a quote where the interpreter recalls an unfortunate event in the middle of filming, very early in her acting career.
“There were times when I was on set, where a producer was ready for me to proceed to take my clothes off,” he said. «[Él me decía] ‘Here, drink this wine, because then you will.’ And, you know, I’m not going to drink that wine, but I would like a phone. Because there’s a phone call I need to make right now.”
Through the article bazaar, it is clarified that Renée Zellweger was not a victim like many other colleagues within the film industry, whom the #MeToo movement defends against sexual abuse and harassment. However, she certainly the star of Chicago and Bridget Jones He suffered moments of arrogance and lack of respect from his teammates.
For example, it happened that during the filming of the nineties tape Reality Bites —one of Zellweger’s very first jobs in Hollywood— her character was nicknamed “Tami Bimbo”, in order to qualify her as an attractive but unintelligent woman. Such a derogatory nickname was replicated by producers and members of the crew behind the actor’s back.
When it comes to film nudity, the veteran actress has always been hesitant. Twenty years ago, Renée Zellweger revealed that there was a feature film that temporarily halted production on her because she had refused to remove her blouse for a scene. The movie in question was Jerry Maguirethe romantic comedy directed by Cameron Crowe.
“It’s not like Cameron’s grand plan was to have this sleazy, gratuitous tit-fucking. That’s not in it. And I would do anything for him, except for that,” he said at the time (via IndieWire). “When a woman is naked in a room, unless that particular moment is sustained by the theme, all you notice is that there is a naked girl.”
In cinema, we saw Renée Zellweger for the last time in judy (2019), the drama where she plays the legendary Judy Garland. This role that earned her the second Oscar for her performance. Before her, the Texan obtained the coveted golden statuette thanks to her supporting role in Return to Cold Mountain (2003).
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