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Renee Zellweger Opens Up About Playing Judy Garland

Matthew Published On Sat Jan 25 2020   Modified On Sat Jan 25 2020
Renee Zellweger Opens Up About Playing Judy Garland

Here's what Renee Zellweger has to say about her playing Judy Garland!

Hollywood's 'Bridget Jones,' Renee Zellweger, recently became Judy Garland, and she hit it big. Not only was she an uncanny resemblance to 'The Trolley Song' singer, she even sang like the legend. One thing is for sure if Renee is dedicated to something she sees it through. No matter then, difficulties.

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The 2019 biopic about Judy's life was so well received that Zellweger managed to bag two Oscar nominations and one Golden Globe in Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama. That's saying a lot because Zellweger came back to the industry after a six-year-long hiatus. Recently the 50 years old actress revealed how it felt to step into the shoes of Judy Garland.

The late singer Judy Garland.

The late singer Judy Garland.
Source: Wikipedia

'Judy' perfectly portrayed the hard and troublesome life led by Garland. It captures her initial success and what happens when her progress worsens due to health issues. Renee left no stones unturned and did extensive research for the part. Excited to be the main cast of the movie, Zellweger read up a lot about Garland and did extensive research about her life. After that, she only felt more and more compelled to tell her story through the film. 

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Inspired by Garland's story, Renee Zellweger said,

She kept going and she still had that power in her voice. She just didn't quit. She managed to triumph over so much adversity. Her sheer genius and natural ability is one in a hundred million years.

It's possible that Renee felt a hint of similarity between her own life and Garland's. Bridget Jones's Diary actress went through something similar in the past with her health and career, thus the decision for a six-year break from the industry. 

Renee Zellweger in 'Bridget Jones's Dairy'.

Renee Zellweger in 'Bridget Jones's Dairy'.
Source: Glamour

Further expressing her admiration towards the late singer, Zellweger stated,

I hope that if she was here, she would feel the affection and admiration that motivated everybody to want to this film.

Obviously, Renee hit it big with the new biopic. She proved her worth after that long break from her profession. 

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