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Why Renee Zellweger disappeared from Hollywood

She starred in 20 movies between 2000 – 2010 but then, she vanished.

Why Renee Zellweger quit Hollywood for six years

She’s starred in some of the biggest films – from Cold Mountain to Bridget Jones’s Diary - but Renee Zellweger called it quits on Hollywood six years ago.

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“I got sick of the sound of my own voice: it was time to go way and grow up a bit,” she told British Vogue.

She was last on screen in 2010’s My Own Love Song.

Renee in 2004 when she won the Academy Award for best Supporting Actress for *Cold Mountain*
Renee in 2004 when she won the Academy Award for best Supporting Actress for Cold Mountain

The 47-year-old found she needed to take a break from the glitz and glam of Tinseltown in order to be good at her job.

“I found anonymity, so I could have exchanges with people on a human level and be seen and heard, not be defined by this image that precedes me when I walk into a room,” she told the publication.

“You cannot be a good storyteller if you don’t have life experiences, and you can’t relate to people.”

Renee, who starred in 20 movies between 2000 and 2010, is returning soon to our screens for Bridget Jones’s Baby.

When asked by Vogue about reviving the British heroine, Renee commented about the scrutiny she faced when changing her body shape for the part.

“I put on a few pounds. I also put on some breasts and a baby bump. Bridget is a perfectly normal weight and I’ve never understood why it matters so much,” she said. “No male actor would get such scrutiny if he did the same thing for a role.”

WATCH: Trailer for Bridget Jones’s Baby