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Renee Zellweger on hiding exhaustion

Renee Zellweger on hiding exhaustion

Renee Zellweger regrets trying to hide her exhaustion.

The 47-year-old actress took a break from acting in 2010 after appearing in 'My Own Love Song' and has admitted she took "bad advice" on how to deal with her growing fatigue caused by her hectic work schedule and being thrust into the limelight.

She admitted: "My personal life had taken a back seat to fulfilling my professional obligations.

"I felt a responsibility not to let people down. And so I just kept going.

"And there wasn't a reason not to. I didn't have children or an established relationship that dictated I make different choices.

"And because of the choices I was making and the life that I was living, I had no time to develop that in my life."

The 'Bridget Jones's Baby star - who has been in a relationship with rocker Doyle Bramhall II since 2012 - has also hinted that she would like to settle down within the next 10 years as she doesn't see herself being the same person further down the line.

She told People magazine: "I don't want to be this person 10 years from now. I'd like to become more of who I'm supposed to be."

Renee recently admitted she learned a lot from her break from Hollywood.

She said: "I learned a lot [on my break]. And I think I grew a lot and I think it's important if you're in this business, if you want to be a storyteller, you have to have the experiences to draw from and I needed to go ahead and have a little life that didn't have something to do with a character that I was playing or researching, you know."

Despite being main star of the 'Bridget Jones' franchise and an Oscar winner, Renee managed to enjoy her break from the limelight without being hassled by the public.

She revealed: "When you go away and you're out of people's consciousness, they stop noticing you. It's fantastic, you order your coffee and you get a coffee and leave. It's really nice because I'd meet people authentically, you'd have authentic conversations on the street and I enjoyed that, that's something that I had missed."