Renee Zellweger 'less boring' hopes
Renee Zellweger hopes she is "less boring" following her six-year hiatus.
The 47-year-old actress took a break from Hollywood because she was "craving a little normalcy", and is now confident stepping away from the spotlight has made her more interesting and knowledgeable.
She said: "I hope I'm a little less boring than I might have been after just 25 years of being an actress and being in that cycle of making films.
"I wanted to learn something that had nothing to do with researching a character. I wanted to learn some things beyond the scope of what you are exposed to in film making in Hollywood. And I was craving a little normalcy.
"I wanted to learn something new and grow as a person and see if I had aptitude for these things that interest me. And if not now, it would be, 'Oh in two more years, or three years, then ten years', and then just, ultimately, you just don't do them. And I didn't want that to happen."
Renee is due to reprise her role as the titular character in forthcoming film 'Bridget Jones's Baby', and the star admits she "missed" Hollywood during her break.
Speaking in a press conference for the movie, she is quoted by PEOPLE as saying: "It was a really gradual thing. I just started looking around, reading some things. I was just curious and had missed it.
"I have a new perspective. I worked on the other side of the camera quite a bit while I was taking a little filming hiatus."
The actress recently admitted it was "scary" reprising her role as Bridget because she didn't want to let any fans of the film series down.
She said: "It was scary coming back.
"Especially since I love this character and didn't want to disappoint anybody. I always feel a slight twinge of impostor syndrome when I go to work - it's an ever-present sentiment for me that I'll be thinking, 'OK, this is the time I'm going to be discovered and fired' - and after being away for so long, it was strong this time."